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Architect , management consultant

Peter Anthony Piven, American architect, management consultant. Diplomate: certified National Council Architectural Registration Boards; registered architect, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey. Recipient Thomas University Walter award, Philadelphia, 2008.


Piven, Peter Anthony was born on January 3, 1939 in Brooklyn. Son of William Meyer and Sylvia Lee (Greenberg) Piven.


AB, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, 1960. Master of Architecture, University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1963. Master of Science, Columbia University, New York City, 1964.


Architect Westermann-Miller Associates, New York City, 1964-1966, Bernard Rothzeid, American International Assurance, New York City, 1967-1968. Vice president Caudill Rowlett Scott, 1968-1972. Principal Geddes Brecher Qualls Cunningham, Philadelphia, 1972-1987.

President The Coxe Group, Inc., 1980-1990, director, principal consultant, 1980—2009. Principal Peter Piven Management Consultant, since 2010. Adjunct professor University Pennsylvania Graduate School Fine Arts, since 1989, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute School Architecture, since 1994.

Visiting instructor Harvard University Graduate School Design. Lecturer University Pennsylvania School Design, 2005. Member 14th edition committee Architects Handbook Professional Practice.

Director PennPraxis, 2008.


  • Diplomate: certified National Council Architectural Registration Boards. Registered architect, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey.


Member New York City Community Planning Board, 1969-1972. Fellow American Institute of Architects (chairman finance management committee 1976-1980, chairman Fellows Jury 1998, member convention task force 1998, member National Ethics Council 1998-2004, chairman 2004, president Philadelphia chapter 1980). Member Philadelphia City of C. (director 1980-1981), The Carpenters Company of City and County of Philadelphia (managing committee 1989-1991).


Married Caroline Cooper, July 9, 1961. Children: Leslie Ann, Joshua Lawrence.

William Meyer Piven

Sylvia Lee (Greenberg) Piven

Caroline Cooper

Leslie Ann Piven

Joshua Lawrence Piven