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Former Director of the Historic Preservation Program, former Director of the Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School, and former Associate Dean for the School of Architecture and Allied Arts.

BArch from the University of Illinois, Urbana; MArch from the University of California, Berkeley.

Professor Peting is a historical architect and maintains a consulting practice that focuses on 19th and early 20th century architecture. Areas of interest include traditional building technologies, early powered mills, and seismic retrofitting of historic structures. Professor Peting has been a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome since 1978. In 2005, the National Council for Preservation Education honored his educational career with their James Marston Fitch lifetime achievement award.