Peter Vikar (M. Arch ’08, M.DesR ’12) is a visual creative, design advocate with a passion for exploratory work at the intersection of art, design, and technology. Expertise working on complex design challenges for a broad range of applications and clients. Strong focus on parametric design, physical and tangible computing and mixed-media projects requiring custom work-flows and tools. Over ten years of professional experience as an architectural, exhibition designer and educator.
Peter received his Master degree with distinction in Architecture from the Masterclass of Greg Lynn at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna in 2008. During and after his studies, he worked professionally on various public and residential building projects at UNstudio in the Netherlands, GLform in the US and Wolfgang Tschapeller in Austria, among others. His large-scale installation ‘Spikloud‘ was featured at the Vienna Art Fair and in the MAK Vienna, and published internationally. In 2012 pursuing his interest in motion-based design and robotics he received a Master of Design Research(M.DesR) degree from Southern California Institute of Architecture. After graduation, he became faculty at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design and developed the institute’s new large-scale robotics lab. His drawing machine ‘Synthia’ was exhibited at the ‘The New Creativity : Man and Machines‘ at the MAK Schindler house. In 2017 he joined Local Projects where he is the lead designer on a range of interactive exhibition projects.
Currently, he lives and works in New York City.