Peter R. Leffe, BsME, MArch, AIA, NCARB

Professional Specialization

Analysis of failures and defects in Architectural design and construction. Analysis of walking surfaces for code compliance. Exterior and interior access to facilities including, walkways, stairways, doorways, hallways, and other accessible features. Code compliance for handicapped and non-handicapped users. Compliance with local and national codes. Structural analysis of residential and light commercial building including floors, roofs, foundations and other elements of the structure. Failures of materials and applications, design rational, and feasibility.

Architectural Education

Master of Architecture
          University of California, Berkeley, 1976
          The Architectural Group, Jackson, Wyoming 1976-79


Certified, National Council of Architecture Registration Boards,
          Certificate number 43,248
ARE Professional Practice Examination
          File number 26,899
Member, The American Institute of Architects,
          AIA number 30273780


Registered Professional Architect, Wyoming
          License number B-0166


American Institute of Architects, Annual National Convention, May 2003
Mastering the ADA, April 2001
Metropolis West Conference Feb 2001

Recent Course Work:
 AIA and Health Welfare and Safety Credits

ADA Guidelines: General & Building Elements
ADA Guidelines: Accessible Routes
Achievable Barrier Removal & Accessibility
Earthquake The Basics
Earthquake Mitigation & Design
Site Safety Risk and Liability
Professional Standard of Care
Patent Protection Basics
Plumbing: Tips, Tricks and Tools
Noise Mitigation Through Design
Building Pathology: Parapets & Decks
Conflict Resolution
Building Pathology: An Introduction
Construction Contract Law
Ethics for Professional Architects
Mastering ADA & Title 24 Requirements
Designing the Hidden Fortress
Opportunities with Performance Base Fire Protection
The International Building Code
Plaza Paving and Waterproofing
Trends and Legal Cases


Teaching Fellowship in Structural Engineering for Architects,
          University of California, Berkeley
Teaching Assistant, Undergraduate Design Studio,
          University of California, Berkeley
Teaching Assistant, Architecture, Graduate Level,
          College of Environmental Design,
          University of California, Berkeley

Awards and Honors

Institute Scholar, The American Institute of Architects
The American Institute of Architects, Waid Scholarship
Teaching Fellowship, University of California
Research Associate, The Farallones Institute
Member, American Institute of Architects, National Committee
Member California Council of The American Institute of Architects

Grant Funded Research

Participant in Research funded by:
          The Ford Foundation
          The Rosenberg Foundation

Lectures Presented

University of California at Berkeley, College of Environmental Design
Columbia University, College of Architecture
San Jose State University, School of Interior Design
Sacramento State University
Solano College, Department of Psychology
American Institute of Architects National Conference, Kansas City, KA
California Council of The American Institute of Architects
American Institute of Architects, Environmental Design Conference, Aspen, CO
California Medical Facility, Medical Research Staff Conference
Lake Merritt Club, Oakland, California

Professional Experience, Architecture

Construction Superintendent, O’Connor Law Offices,
          Valley Stream, New York  1965
Research Associate Environmental Design, The Farallones Institute,
          Berkeley, CA, 1969-70
Construction associate, Arch Street Collective,
          Berkeley, CA  1973
Construction associate, Ostwald Residence,
          Napa, CA 1975
Product and Architectural Design,
          Berkeley, CA, 1969-76
Architectural Intern, The Architectural Group,
          Jackson Hole, Wyoming, 1976-79
Professional Architect,
          Wyoming and California, 1979-Present
Executive Architect Bloom, M.D. Inc Medical Offices
          Beverly Hills, CA  1989-1990
Consulting Architect, Light Aircraft Cover Group
          Santa Monica, CA  1992-1994
Executive Architect, Plastic Surgery Office, Orringer, M.D.
          Beverly Hills, CA  2000 -2001
Executive Architect, Orringer Residence
          Encino, CA 2006
Consulting Mechanical Engineer, Present
Consulting Architect, Residential and Light Commercial projects
Accident Investigation & Reconstruction, Architecture, Present

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