- BArch, University of Cape Town (South Africa)
Peter Schneider’s scholarly and research interests have been focused on the history of the architect: on the architect's mind, methods and manners as these have occurred in history, and in the way that the interactions between these three forces have shaped the discipline's traditions. He, like Louis Kahn, loves beginnings, and so his particular focus has been on exploring and understanding the forces that shaped the origin of the architectural tradition, and on the persistent influence those original ideas have had in shaping and forming the persona of the architect. His writings on the history of the architect and the architect's methods and practices have been widely published, and he has lectured on the topic extensively. He is currently exploring and writing about the connections that exist between the myths of architecture's archaic origins and the traditions embedded in its first, archetypal artifacts.