Peter Herbert Zimmerman, AIA, NCARB
President, Principal

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Master of Architecture 1982

Eidgenosische Technische Hochschule
(ETH) Zurich, Switzerland

Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
Bachelor of Arts 1978


Professional Registration
Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wyoming, Vermont, Georgia.


Professional Experience
Owner and Principal of Peter Zimmerman Architects, Inc.  Founded in 1982, the firm specializes in custom, residential architecture.  Mr. Zimmerman provides design leadership in the firm while maintaining hands on involvement in all of his projects.  

In addition to the recognition awarded to Peter Zimmerman Architects Inc. over the past 25 years, as part of his graduate studies, Mr. Zimmerman was awarded a grant from the prestigious Graham Foundation for the Continued Arts and served as editor of the Harvard Architectural Review.


Awards and Honors

  • Judge: New York, NY 2012 Palladio Awards

  • Judge: Washington DC 2008 Custom Home Design Awards

  • Juror: Washington, DC AIA Residential Design Awards

  • Juror: Northern Virginia AIA Design Awards

  • Panel Judge: Bucks County, PA AIA Design Awards

  • Speaker: National Pony Club Association Youth Conference

  • Associate Editor: Harvard Architectural Review

  • Research and Documentation of historic, Physical and formal development of sabbioneta in Northern Italy

  • “Typological and Historic Development of the Library.” Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.  A grant from the Graham Foundation for the Continued Arts

  • 40 under 40 Young Business Leader’s Award – Philadelphia Business Journal  1995


Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Certified: National Council of Architectural Registration Board

  • Member: Philadelphia Chapter American Institute of Architects

  • Member: Institute of Classical Architecture

  • Member: Athenaeum of Philadelphia

  • Member: Historic Architectural Review Board, West Pikeland Township – Chester County, Pennsylvania

  • Member: Historic Architecture Review Board – Warwick Township, Pennsylvania

  • Board Member: French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust- Chester County, Pennsylvania

  • President’s Council: Natural Lands – Media, Pennsylvania

  • Advisory Board: The Community Coalition- Phoenixville, PA



  • Board Member: Montgomery School – Chester County, Pennsylvania

  • Vestry Member: St. Peter’s Church in the Great Valley – Chester County, Pennsylvania

  • President of the Board of Directors: Historic Yellow Springs – Chester County, Pennsylvania

  • Member: Land Steward Committee –,West Vincent Township – Chester County, Pennsylvania

  • Member: Development Committee, Paoli Hospital Foundation – Paoli, Pennsylvania

  • Board Member: Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show – Chester County, Pennsylvania

  • Advisory Board Member:  Historic Yellow Springs – Chester County, Pennsylvania