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 …

The People’s Architect

The Boston Globe

Peter Kuttner is interested in public space, not public notice CAMBRIDGE – Peter Kuttner pauses at the center of his firm’s airy, open offices not far from Harvard Square. To his right, one of his architects is designing the New …

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

There are many fun and innovative aspects to the new 34,000-square-foot EcoDiscovery Center opening this weekend and nearly doubling the size of Fort Lauderdale’s Museum of Discovery and Science, but after a few strolls inside, here are a few of …

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Norwalk Aquarium’s New Look Draws Big Crowds

Greenwich Daily Voice

NORWALK, Conn. – A crowd of more than 2,500 people packed the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk for the unveiling Saturday of its $4 million “FINtastic RefurbFISHment,” which dazzles with new sea life and hands-on-exhibits. “It’s a lot more fun here …

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


Saying “GREEN” in a Boston version of a word-association game used to yield the reply “monstah,” as in the locals’ affectionate name for Fenway Park’s imposing left-field wall. Increasingly, though, the response could be “building,” as the region’s sustainable footprint …

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Children’s Museum Offers Kids A Taste Of Brooklyn Culture

New York 1

A new exhibit at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum is offering kids a chance to experience all the diverse cultures that make up the borough. “To learn about world cultures all you need to do is step outside,” explained Liza Reich …

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Discover the new Discovery Place


CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Discovery Place has just received the finishing touches on a more than $31 million renovation, its first full re-do since opening in 1981. It took 18 months to get to this point, and we got to see …

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Boston accents: Area architects’ favorite buildings

Boston Business Journal

Boston accents: Area architects’ favorite buildings cover the iconic, the classical and stabs at boldness The Hancock Tower. Simmons Hall at MIT. The Boston Public Library. From iconic eye-catchers to out-of-the-way gems, the buildings picked by architects as their favorites …

CultureNOW Podcast: Boston Children’s Museum


Listen to a podcast by C7A Principal Peter Kuttner about the LEED Gold expansion of the Boston Children’s Museum. Description Boston Children’s Museum was the second children’s museum in the United States. The museum was originally founded in Jamaica Plain …

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CultureNOW Podcast: New England Aquarium


Listen to a series of podcasts by C7A Principals Peter Kuttner and Steven Imrich about the design of the New England Aquarium and the more recent renovation work. Description The New England Aquarium in Boston opened in 1967 and became …

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BSA Profile: Peter Kuttner FAIA

Boston Society of Architects

Name: Peter Kuttner FAIA 
Job title and company: President, Cambridge Seven Associates (C7A) BSA President, 1998 AIA Director and VP, 2007–2011 
Degree(s): MArch (University of Michigan) 
Professional interests: Drawing, museums, film, photography, sailing and family What are you working on …