Mr Peter Silver

Mr Peter Silver

A practising architect, former building contractor and housing researcher, Pete Silver taught at the AA and the Bartlett before coming to the University of Westminster to teach technology and be joint co-ordinator of technical studies across the School. He has been teaching for over 25 years and has had work published in the fields of computer-controlled tools and equipment, fabrication processes and architectural technology. He has a patent pending on a new structural typology.


1990                 Student work, BD Interactive - Building Design Magazine, 1000th Edition (August), P.16

1992                 The Phenomenon of Street Violence in Modern Industrial Societies and Methods of Policing - Ditchley Conference Report No.D92/12 (32-25 October)

1995                 Computer Controlled Tools and Equipment, Evolutionary Architecture, J. Frazer, Themes VII - Architectural Association London - Pgs. 44, 45, ISBN 1-870890-477

1995                 Responsive Architecture, Artifice Magazine, Issue 5 - Stephen Gage and Pete Silver

1997                 Non-Linear Dynamical Systems, A.D. Magazine, Architectural Design Profile No 123 - Pete Silver and Peter Fluck, Pgs. 27, 28, ISBN 1-85490-258-X

2001                 Applications of Cybernetic Systems in Architectural Contexts, Kybernetes, Volume 30, Number 7/8 - MCB University Press, Silver et al, ISSN 0368 492-X

2003                 Building Design Magazine (November 14) – book review P.21

2004                 Building Design Magazine (January 9) – book review P.14

2006                 Fabrication: The Designer's Guide - Architectural Press, with W. McLean et al., ISBN 0-7506-6558-0

2008                 Introduction to Architectural Technology - Lawrence King Publishing, with W. McLean, ISBN 978-1-85669-566-4 (2013, 2nd. ed.; 2021, 3rd ed.)

2014                 Structural Engineering for Architects – A Handbook - Lawrence King Publishing, with W. McLean and P. Evans, ISBN-10:1780670559

2015                 Air Structures - Laurence King Publishing (Form + Technique), with W. McLean, ASIN ‎B0168Q9GIQ

2019                 Technical Skills for Students of Architecture - AMPS-Proceedings 17-2, Education, Design and Practice – Understanding Skills in a Complex World, with W. McLean

2021                 Environmental Design Sourcebook: Innovative Ideas for a Sustainable Built Environment - RIBA Publishing, with W. McLean, ISBN: 9781859469606


  • Design Practices

Sustainable Development Goals
In brief

Research areas

Structural innovation

Skills / expertise

Architectural technology