|In 1983, upon graduation from the University of Florida, Peter M. Hepner, AIA began his professional career in Tampa as an Intern Architect with Rowe Holmes & Associates, a nationally acclaimed architectural firm recognized with more than 100 local, state and national design awards. Under the tutelage of renowned Architects, H. Dean Rowe, FAIA and Dwight E. Holmes, FAIA, Peter quickly established himself as a young leader in the profession.
In 1986, Peter was the recipient of the Florida Central Chapter AIA Eduardo Garcia Award, which recognizes young practitioners for design excellence. Ten years later, he was presented with the Young Architects Design Award from the University of Florida Department of Architecture followed by the Distinqusihed Alumni Award in 2006..
Since 1988, Peter has served his local Section, Chapter and State Association of the American Institute of Architects in a variety of leadership capacities including President and Vice President of AIA Tampa Bay, Member of the Board of Directors, President of the Florida Foundation for Architecture, and Chairman of the Florida Association Honor and Design Award Programs. In 2000 Peter was presented with the AIA Tampa Bay Medal of Honor which is awarded for most distinguished service to the Chapter, community, profession and architecture. Concurrent with Peter’s distinguished service to the Profession, his commitment to the Tampa Bay Community includes seven years of involvement with the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, recently culminating with his term as President of the Board of Directors. Peter’s outstanding commitment to the mentoring of young architects includes Chairmanship of the local AIA Chapter’s Intern Development Committee and visiting Juror and Member of the Professional Liaison Committee at the University of Florida School of Architecture since 1985. Peter currently serves as a Board member for the Tampa Museum of Art.Noteworthy projects for which Peter has been responsible include Lennard, Newsome and Alonso High Schools, Appleton Museum of Art, Jessie P. Miller, Lithia Springs and Schwarzkopf Elementary Schools, Gordon Burnett and Marion Rodgers Middle Schools, AIA Tampa Bay Headquarters, Triplett Hernander Residence and Rast Residence.
|University of Florida, Bachelor of Design - 1979
University of Florida, Master of Arts in Architecture - 1982
|Registered Architect - State of Florida No. 10922|
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