In P/K Lab, we share some of the research and academic projects undertaken by individuals and teams within our firm. These include competitions and designs outside of our daily architecture practice. We believe that great design requires an ongoing passion for exploration and experimentation. To that end, we strive to continually challenge ourselves in new and interesting endeavors.

We use the product of this research, be it a new material or a new way of thinking about design, to bring inspiration and fresh perspectives to each P/K project. We hope you will appreciate our developing "Lab," which provides a window into the disparate interests of each designer at Peterssen/Keller.

UNBUILT: Long Island Retreat

A modern seaside home opens to rolling sand dunes

UNBUILT: HILLSIDE MODERN

A study of open layouts and cutting edge construction

CONCEPTUAL DESIGN: Surly Brewing

Conceptual design for a destination brewery, beer garden and restaurant

UNBUILT: Seaside Modern

A modern beachfront or north woods cabin

Competition: Evolo 2011 Skyscraper

An entry proposes SkyFarm: an architectural response to the need for a locally sourced food supply

Academic: Hydroponic Architecture

A master thesis proposes a new architecture of hydroponic agriculture that brings sustainable farming to urban areas

Competition: Bearden Place

Entry proposes sustainable live/work units for a collaborative community within North Minneapolis

Competition: Van Alen Paris Prize

Entry for the 82nd Paris Prize for a building of Cultural Information Exchange for Wall Street

Material Spotlight: Curved Wood Flooring

An alternative to the common wood floor

Material Spotlight: Pyrolave Countertops

A glazed Volvic lava stone from France

Material Spotlight: Live-Edge Walnut

Organic modern live-edge walnut

UNBUILT: HARRIET PARK COTTAGE

A new Edina home blends traditional design and contemporary style

Material Spotlight: GRAIN-SCULPTED WOOD

Reclaimed wood from grain elevators create stunning walls

Material Spotlight: EXCEPTIONAL TEXTURE

A unique concrete tile creates a seamless field of pattern and texture

Material Spotlight: NEW USE FOR A HISTORIC MATERIAL

Reclaimed tile creates the perfect kitchen backsplash for an historic Hudson River estate

P/K Gallery 2012

P/K's third annual curated exhibition of works by local artists

P/K Gallery 2011

A second curated exhibition of works by local artists

P/K Gallery 2010

A curated exhibition of works by local artists