Peter Noonan is an architect and Principal at McInturff Architects, a nationally recognized firm dedicated to excellence in design and building craft. The work includes residential, commercial and institutional projects. His work with the firm includes over forty highly crafted projects, and he is typically involved in the entire range of architectural services, utilizing a process with considerable client interaction and involvement in an effort to tailor buildings to the needs of their users. Many of the projects he has executed with the firm have been published both locally and nationally. The firm has received more than 250 design awards, including National AIA Honor Awards for both 1247 Wisconsin Avenue, and the Martin-Schocket House, with Mr. Noonan as the Project Architect for each. Current and recent projects include a The Textile Museum, 20,000 square foot mixed-use project in Washington, DC, an alumni dining hall for the West Virginia University President's House, and several award winning houses at Merry-Go-Round Farm in Potomac, Maryland.
An AIA member since 1994, Mr. Noonan has served on the Board of Directors for the Potomac Valley chapter since 2003, and currently serves as the chapter's Treasurer. In 1993 he traveled throughout Scandinavia as a visiting scholar/architect with the Lahti Polytechnic Institute of Designs' Cultural Exchange Fellowship. He has won several national design competitions, including Landscape Architecture Magazines' Visionary Unbuilt Landscapes Competition, which published his University of Maryland thesis, the Dean's Prize winning entry titled: Ritual & Place: A New Urban Cemetery.
Mr. Noonan has combined an active career of both architectural practice and making, along with a connection to the academic world. He has served on juries at schools of architecture throughout the capital region, and since 1992 has taught at the University of Maryland. Courses taught here have included the Comprehensive Design Studio, and a graduate seminar on Nordic Architecture.