Peter Walker

Portrait of Peter Walker

Director, Cumulus Studio


Peter Walker is a director and founder of Cumulus Studio. Peter uses design to better understand the world around him. Insatiably curious, he sees each project as a chance to dive into something new, be it place, culture, material or experience. For Peter, architecture is best practiced with a light-hearted, playful and open mindset.

He believes architecture is as much art and poetics as it is engineering or construction and is inspired to create spaces that evoke an emotional response. Peter has always been interested in philosophy, and felt drawn to create spaces that communicate, reinforce and support values - whether they be those of a person, business or culture.

Awarded nationally and internationally for his high-profile tourism project portfolio, Peter’s work includes transforming sensitive heritage sites like Pumphouse Point and The Apple Shed as well as new projects such as Saffire or Devil’s Corner. His work always has a clear, central idea which informs each design and construction decision.

He does his best work late at night with room to think, fuelled by the challenge of making the world a better place through Architecture. And by the promise of a good single malt close to hand.