Zuspan is a founding principal of Bureau V. His work with National Sawdust has involved much more than design. He helped to found the nonprofit, hone its mission, and helped to fundraise for its capital campaign. In addition, after its opening, he will continue with organization both as a curator as well as the Secretary of the Board of Directors.
Zuspan has given lectures and participated in panel discussions at Columbia University, the University of Kentucky, Performa, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Fashion Institute of Technology, the Museum of the Chinese American, and other cultural and academic institutions.
From 2008-2014, Zuspan was an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Barnard / Columbia Undergraduate Architecture Program, where he was the coordinator of the Design studios, as well as taught lecture and seminar courses. He has also taught architecture at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Design, Syracuse University School of Architecture, and at the University of Kentucky College of Design.
He was the Architectural Editor of the arts journal Museo Magazine (2007-2012), and has worked as a new media specialist and lead designer at Diller Scofido + Renfro (2005-2007), and has worked as a lead designer for the new media artist Ben Rubin (2003-2006).
Zuspan has published two articles to date, “Easy, Fat, Building,” an interview with Erwin Wurm and “A Mannerist Transparency: Architecture, Distraction, and Tabloid,” both in Museo Magazine (2008).
Peter’s previous collaborative work, ranging from architecture to performance and installations, has been exhibited and performed at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Smithsonian Institute, the Zentrum für Kunst und Mediatechnologie, the National Design Museum, the Musei d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, and Klaus von Nichtssagend gallery.
Peter holds a Bachelors of Arts and Master of Architecture from Columbia University (2001, 2005). He is also a trained opera singer.