PETER PENNOYER received his Bachelor of Arts and his Master of Architecture from Columbia University and founded his firm, Peter Pennoyer Architects, in 1991. Over the past twenty years, his firm has won numerous awards and has been recognized as one of the most respected in America for projects in prestigious neighborhoods and historic buildings. Pennoyer has devoted himself to championing classical architecture. He is a member of Architectural Digest’s AD 100, is the author of numerous books and articles, lectures widely on architecture, urban design, and architectural history, and is an adjunct professor in the Department of Art History at New York University, where he teaches a seminar on the architectural evolution of New York City. Pennoyer has served on the boards of The Municipal Art Society and the Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation, and is currently a trustee at the Morgan Library & Museum, the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation, and the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, where he is Chairman of the board.
Architectural historian and author ANNE WALKER holds a master’s degree in historic preservation from Columbia University and received her bachelor’s degree from Middlebury Colllege. In 2000, she joined the firm of Peter Pennoyer Architects in New York City and has since collaborated with Peter Pennoyer on several books regarding the history of twentieth-century American architecture, including The Architecture of Delano & Aldrich, The Architecture of Grosvenor Atterbury, The Architecture of Warren & Wetmore, and New York Transformed: The Architecture of Cross & Cross. She is the author of Peter Pennoyer Architects: Apartments, Townhouses and Country Houses, and co-author of The Ford Plantation Architectural Pattern Book with Donald M. Rattner, and The Finest Rooms in America with Thomas Jayne. Walker is an adjunct professor at New York University and has appeared as a commentator in National Geographic’s television series “American Mansion.” She lives in New Canaan, Connecticut.