An approach to every scale
PEG office of landscape + architecture is an award-winning design and research office based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They engage a variety of projects in terms of content, scale, and medium, ranging from immersive interior environments to large public spaces.
PEG’s work explores the relationship among digital media, fabrication technology and construction. Through new media and fabrication technologies, PEG’s work explores methods of systemic patterning to expand landscape’s expressive agency in the shaping of the public realm. Their projects experiment with formal and temporal patterns; in all cases, these methods are used to craft variation in surface appearances, as well as participate in site functions, such as water collection, plant growth, and maintenance zones. These incremental infrastructures have implications for more integrative thinking about natural systems in relatively dense urban environments and offer new expressive potential for landscape via new combinations of organic and inorganic materials. The use of these tools and techniques has created a signature aesthetic, establishing PEG as part of the next generation in the field of landscape design.
Established in 2004, PEG has been published extensively and won numerous design awards, which include: an Honorable Mention for their entry into the Buzzard’s Bay Bridge: Park international design competition; the 2010 Emerging New York Architects prize; the 2010 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designerssponsored by the Architectural League of New York; a Boston Society of Architects Research Grant; Metropolis Magazine’s “The Select Ten;” a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, and were short-listed for the Movement on Main two-stage competition. Most recently, PEG, as the PennDesign team lead (on the Bionic team) was selected as 1 of 10 teams in the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bay Area: Resilient by Design.
Notable publications featuring PEG include A+T: In Commons II (2006), Architectural Record, “Emerging Practices” (2007), “Remarkable Landscape Architects,” in ELA Environment & Landscape Architecture of Korea (August 2008), Young Architects 12: Resource (Princeton Architectural Press: 2011), Representing Landscape Architecture (Routledge: 2012), Digital Landscape Now (Thames & Hudson: 2012), 30:30 Landscape Architects (Phaidon Press, 2015), Landscape Architecture and Digital Technologies (Routledge, 2016), Kerb 23: Digital Landscape (Actar, 2016), Innovations in Landscape Architecture (Routledge 2016), Landscape Theory in Design (Routledge 2017). PEG has also been a “featured practice” in Landscape World: 33 (June, 2010) and Harvard Design Magazine 36: Landscape Architecture’s Core (May, 2013).