Among his many legislative accomplishments, Peter passed legislation to create a climate protection checklist and carbon analysis for large development projects undergoing environmental review, and he established the Seattle Green Factor, an innovative building code requirement using scoring system to increase landscaping and reduce impervious surface in new mixed use development. In 2006, sponsored ground-breaking legislation to establish one of the nation’s first “Complete Streets” policies to advance urban mobility for all modes. Peter’s planning achievements include strengthening neighborhood planning, increasing affordable housing options, the Downtown Livability Plan, and urban mobility strategies.

Peter has served on numerous government, professional, and non-profit boards, including the Washington Environmental Council, the King County Regional Policy Board, Puget Sound Regional Council Growth Management Policy Board, and Executive Board of the Association of Washington Cities. He was a Harvard Loeb Fellow in 2010, where his research focus on urban environmental policy. While there, Peter was made a Core Member of the Harvard Working Group for Sustainable Cities. A Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Peter was a founding member of the AIA Center for Civic Leadership, and member of AIA’s Sustainable Design Action Team (SDAT). In 1992 Peter Steinbrueck co-founded Futurewise (formerly 1000 Friends of Washington) to strengthen Washington communities and protect resource lands.
Advancing Earth friendly sustainable practices, 
creating healthy communities and livable cities
​ "Peter Steinbrueck is a problem solver, always innovative, always collaborative.” 
​ -- John Keegan, Land Use Attorney


Company Founder and Principal, Peter Steinbrueck, FAIA is a nationally recognized architect, design strategist, community planner, and thought leader on advanced sustainable practices in the urban environment.

As a former three-term Seattle city council member from 1997 to 2007, Peter led numerous legislative efforts in to advance innovative urban policies in comprehensive planning, land use and development, transportation and urban mobility, housing, parks, energy and climate, water conservation, municipal waste reduction, historic preservation, and parks.