Co-Founder - Tecton Architects
Peter Hentschel, AIA graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts and from Yale School of Architecture with a Masters of Architecture.
After years working with several large Connecticut architectural firms Peter co-founded Tecton Architects in Hartford in 1979. Since its inception under the direction of Peter and co-founder David Foster, Tecton Architects was built into a multi-disciplinary professional design firm of 50 with offices in Connecticut and Rhode Island.
As CEO of Tecton Peter guided the firm as it embraced advancing architectural technologies and became an early adopter of Building Information Modeling. He continually promoted the role of research & development as a means to develop the firm’s expertise in specialized areas of design.
Peter has been an active member of the Construction Institute for over a decade and has served as the Chair of the Board of Advisors, Secretary of the Executive Committee and Co-Chair of the Board of Directors. During this time Peter founded the Committee on Change, the BIM Council, and the Visionaries Forum.
Outside of his professional career Peter serves as a District Representative to the Town of Branford’s governing RTM. He is a licensed US Coast Guard ship’s Master and has participated in several underwater archeological shipwreck excavations for the National Geographic and the Smithsonian Institute in Turkey, Maine and Lake Superior.
For many years Peter worked for the Spoleto Festival, Italy, to help produce exhibits of the work of Buckminster Fuller, Isamu Noguchi, Christo, Sol LeWitt, Philip Glass and Marie Cosindas among others. During this period he also produced a film on Claus Oldenburg which has since been exhibited internationally.
Peter resides in Stony Creek, CT with his wife Elizabeth.