Paul Peters is a landscape architect and Principal at Hood Design Studio. Paul’s work focuses on cultural relationships with the environment. Drawing on a background in geography, Paul investigates meaning in the landscape through the interplay of ecological history, cultural practices and latent systems. Allowing unresolved simultaneous idioms to create new ways of experiencing the world around us. Since joining Hood Design in 2016, Paul has overseen the conceptual design and implementation of several innovative, complex and thought-provoking projects. Including design of the hallowed ground at the International African American Museum in Charleston, SC ; renovation of the historic Oakland Museum of California creating a public outdoor performance space set in 4 acres of gardens; and Discovery Place Nature in Charlotte, North Carolina exploring our cultural relationships with nature in the 16 acres site. In addition, Paul has taught design studios at the University of California in Berkeley, California and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC.