John Peterson, AIA, architect, educator and activist, is curator of the Loeb Fellowship. Peterson was president of Public Architecture–as well as design director, chief spokesperson and strategist–since he founded the organization in 2002 to bring design services to underserved communities. Public Architecture’s 1% program challenges architecture and design firms to pledge pro bono services to nonprofits in need and has attracted participation from over 1400 firms nationwide. Peterson also led the architectural practice Peterson Architects from 1993 to 2010, and has taught at the California College of the Arts and the University of Texas at Austin.
A recipient of numerous design and social innovation awards, Peterson has played an important part in defining the concept of “public interest design.” He holds degrees in fine arts and architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design and was a Loeb Fellow in 2006.
Sally Young, Program Coordinator, has been administering the Loeb Fellowship Program since 1998. She organizes lectures, seminars,and symposia at the GSD; collaborates with Loeb Fellows and the Exhibitions Department in implementing the Loeb Fellows Exhibition program; and co-curates the Bruner Loeb Forum with colleagues at the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence. She has been involved in the arts and the creative economy as a founding Board Member of the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown, Mass., and is a watercolor artist specializing in “urban sketching.” She is a graduate of Bates College and holds a Masters Degree in Community Organizing and Social Planning from Temple University.