Peter is one of two joint Managing Directors at The Townscape Consultancy. He qualified as an architect after studying at the University of Cambridge and the Polytechnic of Central London. He spent 15 years working in practice in central London, during which time he was responsible for a number of large office and residential projects.
In 1997 he was appointed Deputy Secretary of the Royal Fine Art Commission and in 1999 joined the newly formed CABE (now Design Council CABE). Until 2005 he was Director of CABE’s design review programme, which provided expert advice on major development proposals across England. Between 1997 and 2005, his work at the RFAC and CABE involved him in advising on many of the most significant projects in the country. He was the author of a number of CABE publications, including Design Review, which set out its method of assessing projects. With colleagues at English Heritage he drafted the first edition of the CABE/EH Guidance on Tall Buildings.
In 2005 he founded Peter Stewart Consultancy. Major projects on which he has advised include the Chelsea Barracks and Fitzroy Place projects in Westminster and the Shell Centre project in Waterloo; the latter is one of 30 or so projects for which he has provided expert evidence at public inquiry.
He is also a director and trustee of MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology).