Firm Profile

Peterson/Gordon Architects is a small architectural firm based in Winston Salem that has concentrated on Commercial & Institutional projects such as Corporate offices Public Schools, Churches, and Performing Arts facilities. Founding Partner Perry Peterson previously served as partner in the firms Newman & Jones, PA, Newman-Peterson, PA, and Troxell-Peterson until 2000. Founded as Perry Peterson Architects, the name was later changed to Peterson/Gordon Architects in 2003. The firm has 2 partners who are registered architects and perform all the aspects of the work on our projects. The firm’s reputation has been based largely in long-standing relationships with clients like Winston Salem Forsyth County Schools, Piedmont Federal, Piedmont Players Theatrical Company, City and County Government, and others.


Piedmont Federal Savings Bank
Highwoods Properties
Freeman Commercial Properties
Lincoln Financial

City of Winston Salem
Forsyth County Government
Tanglewood Park
Stokes County Government
Town of Clemmons

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
Stokes County Schools
Surry County Schools
Tri-City Christian Academy, High Point
Mudpies Child Care Center, Winston-Salem
Guilford Day School (Noble Academy)

Piedmont Players Theatrical Company
Meroney Theater, Salisbury
Odell Auditorium, Greensboro College
Norvell Theater, Salibury

Umi Japanese Steakhouse
K&W Cafeteria
Mayflower Restaurant
Mama Zoes
Little Italy
The Olive Tree

Bob King Automotive
Collins Chevrolet & Subaru
Liberty Lincoln
Plaza Ford

Salemtown Retirement Community
Stokes County Health
Louisburg Nursing Center
Yadkin Nursing Center
Bell Dentistry

Experiment in Self Reliance
Masonic Center, Winston-Salem
ABC Triad Municipal

Conservation & Sustainability

Peterson/Gordon Architects is a member of the USGBC and partner James Gordon is a LEED AP. It is our aim to implement conservation measures in all our projects. We design under LEED criteria when requested. LED projects include the Norvelle Theater, designed under LEED silver guidelines and Piedmont Federal Savings Bank, a LEED Silver corporate facility. We are attentive to conservation and sustainability in all areas by focusing on the following:

Site Design
Efficient Resource Use
Energy Use
Quality of Building Environment

5 reasons to partner with Peterson/Gordon Architects on your project

Our knowledge base comes from over 50 years of collective experience in Institutional related projects. Our experience includes The Hermitage at Cedarfield in Richmand to Salemtowne in Winston-Salem

Our distinct value comes from 3 factors: low cost of Services, reduced cost of Construction, and efficient building Maintenance and Operation.

Our commitment is to personal attention from the partners themselves, not employees. Partners/Architects do all phases of the work from initial meeting, and design to project administration and closeout.

Our quality designs are creative, attractive, appropriate, and representative of the organizations they are associated with.

Our goal on every project is to develop and maintain excellent relationships with the owner and project team based on the quality of our service and the attentiveness to their needs.