Peter J. Exley Headshot

Co-founder | Architecture is Fun
2021 President | The American Institute of Architects

Peter J. Exley


Peter Exley, FAIA, has established an internationally recognized practice of architecture for children, families, and communities, elevating the standards of design for learning and play environments.

He is the co-founder of Architecture Is Fun, a Chicago-based architecture, design, and consulting firm. Dedicated to helping the next generation of architects, Peter has also been an adjunct professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) for more than 25 years.

Peter has served AIA in a number of roles, including 2021 AIA President, president of AIA Chicago, Illinois regional representative to the Strategic Council, chair of the Public Outreach Committee, and a liaison to the Young Architects Forum.