Platt/Whitelaw Architects, Inc., a San Diego-based, full-service architecture firm, has hired Peter Soutowood as a Senior Associate. Soutowood is a licensed architect in the state of California who previously worked with Platt/Whitelaw Architects as a project architect.
Soutowood is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the American Society of Architectural Illustrators. He has over 18 years of experience in project management, architectural design, food service design, team leadership and construction administration. He is also a subject matter expert for the California Architects Board, where he oversees the California Supplemental Exam.
While working with Platt/Whitelaw Architects as a project architect from 2007 to 2012, Soutowood oversaw a design team of engineers and construction management staff, managing projects of all sizes in every stage, from initial design and planning through project completion.
“Peter is an accomplished architect and entrepreneur who understands the nuances and unique opportunities of Platt/Whitelaw’s public and community-based projects,” said Naveen Waney, AIA, principal at Platt/Whitelaw Architects. “We’re happy to welcome him back to the team.”
In the 10 years since working with Platt/Whitelaw Architects, Soutowood has gone on to hold various positions, including president of SMPS Go To Toastmasters and various roles at other architecture firms, including his own. Soutowood was also chair of the Design Review Board in La Mesa for three years and has served as chair of the La Mesa Village Association since July of 2016.
“Peter’s involvement in his professional and local spheres further demonstrates his commitment to building attractive and vibrant communities,” said Sandra Gramley, AIA NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, principal at Platt/Whitelaw Architects.
Since earning his master’s degree in Architecture cum laude from the NewSchool of Architecture and Design, Soutowood has remained active with his alma mater. He previously served as chair of the Alumni Mentorship Committee, as well as both a board member and president of the Alumni Advisory Board.
“It’s an honor to be back at Platt/Whitelaw and to help guide us forward with more beautiful community-enhancing projects,” Soutowood said.
Soutowood is also well known as the founder/owner of Fourpenny House in downtown La Mesa, a traditional Scottish brewpub and restaurant inspired by his family’s travels to their ancestral homeland.
About Platt/Whitelaw Architects, Inc.
Platt/Whitelaw Architects is a full-service architectural firm, dedicated to public and community-based projects. Founded in 1955, the firm has cemented its reputation for public building design, with a particular emphasis on schools, recreation centers, water facilities, emergency and other community services, spiritual and health projects and historic preservation. www.plattwhitelaw.com