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Peter Gisolfi has written more than 110 articles on design issues which have been featured in national publications such as Learning by Design, American School Board Journal, Landscape Architecture, American School & University, School Planning & Management, College Planning & Management, Terrain, History Magazine, and Planning Magazine.  He has lead numerous workshops on campus planning, school design, and library design, and has been invited frequently as a speaker, guest lecturer, critic, and juror.  His book, Finding the Place of Architecture in the Landscape was published in 2008 by Images Publishing for their Master Architects Series.  

Most recently Peter Gisolfi wrote a book that was published by the American Library Association (ALA), Collaborative Library Design from Planning to Impact. It focuses on collaborative design and the roles of administrators, librarians, and architects in creating successful libraries. All three libraries recommended as site visits for this project are highlighted in the book. 

Please click the underlined links to view each article.

Featured Articles:


  • “The Green Square in America: How it Came to be.”   - History Magazine

  • “Design for Wellness: Healthy Environments can Foster Learning.” - American School Board Journal


  • “School Design: Taking the Long View,” - American School & University

  • “A Whole Systems Approach to Sustainability,”- School Planning & Management,


An article about what school buildings will be like in 25 or 50 years. 

An article about four sustainability types that can be applied to academic buildings and campuses.


  • Learning by Design, Spring 2016, pp.12-14, Gisolfi, Peter, “The Vertical Campus,


An article about bringing outdoor spaces inside in a vertically arranged space. 


  •, February 18, 2016, Gisolfi, Peter, “Infrastructure.”

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