Peter Kuttner, FAIA


President of Cambridge Seven Associates, Peter Kuttner synthesizes his leadership role with the design and management of a wide range of projects. He has been instrumental in forging the next generation's collaborative spirit at C7A, bringing the firm's wealth of experience to every client and project. His experience covers master planning, architectural, and exhibit design, with particular focus on complex museum and academic projects accommodating a rich variety of activities. Committed to the architectural profession in its many aspects, Mr. Kuttner recently completed a two-year term as Vice President of the AIA, has co-chaired the NCARB IDP Advisory Committee, chaired the Boston Foundation for Architecture, and serves on the Board of Overseers for the Boston Architectural College. A frequent speaker, writer, and cartoonist, Peter earned his Masters in Architecture from the University of Michigan.

Aquarium’s giant tank is a renovated marvel

The Boston Globe

Old fish, new fish take in their swank harborside home The divers carefully lowered themselves into the tank and swam slowly for a few minutes, giving the sharks time to relax before they closed in. Their first target was a …

Peter Kuttner: The People’s Architect

The Boston Globe

In this profile on C7A Principal Peter Kuttner, the Boston Globe explores his interest in public space, not public notice, reviews his checklist for new projects, and reflects on his career. Peter Kuttner served as Principal in Charge for the award-winning Boston …

National Aquarium Unveils World’s Largest Reproduction of Indo-Pacific Coral Reef

National Geographic

This month, the National Aquarium in Baltimore opened a new permanent exhibit, Blacktip Reef. Based on the Indo-Pacific reefs found across a large swath of oceans, the exhibit is the largest of its kind in the world. Ocean Views spoke …

New KidzooU — Educational and just plain fun!

Montgomery News

KidzooU will hopefully produce graduates who don’t scream when they see a rat and who think pigeons are rather nice, not the scum that public officials often dictate should be ignored and never encouraged. The KidzooU student body is, as …

8 things we love about the new Museum of Discovery and Science

Sun Sentinal

Ben Crandell for the Sun Sentinel outlines his eight favorite things about the new EcoDiscovery Center designed by C7A for the Museum of Discovery & Science in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This  34,000-square-foot addition, which nearly doubles the size of the existing …

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Norwalk Aquarium’s New Look Draws Big Crowds

Greenwich Daily Voice

The Greenwich Daily Voice visits Norwalk’s Maritime Aquarium, which unveiled its updated look and new Long Island Sound exhibits to a crowd of more than 2,500 people. Cambridge Seven Associates completed the architectural and exhibit design for the $4-million renovation, which features …

Boston’s Green Revolution: How an old city learns new sustainable tricks


Michael Prager of GreenSource interviews the experts behind several Boston buildings that apply sustainable design principles. He spoke with C7A principal Peter Kuttner about the challenges facing one of the nation’s oldest cities as well as C7A’s recent LEED Gold …

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Discover the new Discovery Place


WCNC takes a look at the recently-completed renovation and new exhibits for Discovery Place in Charlotte, the first re-do since the museum opened in 1981. Architects Cambridge Seven Associates and Little Diversified Architectural Consulting completed the $31.6M renovation project, which also …

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Boston accents: Area architects’ favorite buildings

Boston Business Journal

The Boston Business Journal asked several architects, including C7A Principal Peter Kuttner, to name the Boston buildings they believe are the most aesthetically pleasing. Peter Kuttner of the says  ”elegantly proportioned” buildings of the First Church of Christ, Scientist campus. “They …

CultureNOW Podcast: Boston Children’s Museum


In this CultureNOW podcast, C7A Principal Peter Kuttner discusses the LEED Gold architectural expansion and renovation of the Boston Children’s Museum. The Boston Children’s Museum, the second children’s museum in the United States, was originally founded in Jamaica Plain and …

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CultureNOW Podcast: New England Aquarium


In this series of CultureNOW podcasts, C7A Principals Peter Kuttner and Steven Imrich discuss the design of the New England Aquarium and the recent renovation designed by Cambridge Seven Associates. Boston’s New England Aquarium opened in 1969 and became a precedent-setting prototype …

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BSA profiles Peter Kuttner

Boston Society of Architects

The Boston Society of Architects interviews Peter Kuttner, FAIA , president of Cambridge Seven Associates. Kuttner has led the architectural and exhibit design for several of C7A’s well-known museum and aquarium projects. He is also passionate about education, from his …