Peter Birkholz to lead Page & Turnbull as new president

Page & Turnbull, a majority-woman owned architecture, planning, and preservation firm has declared a new president, Peter Birkholz AIA, LEED AP, and the opening of a new San Jose office. Photo courtesy Page & Turnbull

Peter Birkholz has taken the reins as president at Page & Turnbull, leading the charge in a time of growth for the architecture firm, including the opening of a new San Jose, California office.

Birkholz is a 40-year veteran of the architecture and preservation professions known widely for his expertise in prime and preservation architecture on a variety of building types, as well as in materials conservation, planning, and cultural resource assessments.

“Peter’s success in resiliency and coastal projects as well as in climate change adaptation through design and preservation put him in the ideal position to carry Page & Turnbull forward,” says Ruth Todd, Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA), who served as the firm’s president since 2020. “His work has demonstrated the value of architecture in addressing the biggest challenges society faces.”

Todd adds with Birkholz’s initiative, Page & Turnbull—which recently achieved certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) in California—is opening a new San Jose office to serve its growing client base as it continues to expand the San Francisco, Los Angeles and Sacramento offices.

“I am honored to lead Page & Turnbull and to continue to work with Ruth and a closeknit, dynamic group of diverse professionals,” says Birkholz, who has also donated his expertise to help preserve the Waterfront Warehouse District and the artists and makers enclave in his hometown of Oakland.

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