Peter Pfau


Design Director

San Francisco

+1 (415) 519-6626

Peter W. Pfau, FAIA, LEED AP, founding Principal of Pfau Long Architecture, Ltd. in San Francisco, has earned a reputation as a modernist who balances conceptual rigor with a love for building craft. Peter established a passion for design and construction through training in the fine arts, and later, working as a woodworker, carpenter and contractor. Peter was a founding principal of Holt Hinshaw Pfau Jones in 1985, and was involved may of that firm’s award winning projects including the Astronauts Memorial at Kennedy Space Center. In 1991, Peter established Pfau Architecture, Ltd., which then became Pfau Long Architecture in 2008. The firm works on a range of projects including educational facilities, office and light industrial buildings, exposition and museum spaces, places of worship and single family and multi-unit housing. Evident in the firm’s work is an underlying commitment to thoughtful design, environmental stewardship, building craft and details, and passion for the emotional and experiential qualities of buildings.