team

Peter Liang (Principal) is a LEED accredited professional and a licensed California Contractor and built the Blue Truck studio on the core values of collaboration and craft. Through a practice that has spanned aspirational residential commissions, artful retail spaces and concept work at the institutional scale, Peter has cultivated a passion for the minimal, the hand-made and the inspired. After receiving a Bachelors of Arts degree from Stanford University in both Chinese and Architecture studies, Peter worked as a furniture-maker, a knife-maker and a carpenter for a Bozeman timber frame company. He found his way back to architecture at Harvard University and then completed his Master of Architecture at UC Berkeley.  

Peter Liang (Principal) is a LEED accredited professional and a licensed California Contractor and built the Blue Truck studio on the core values of collaboration and craft. Through a practice that has spanned aspirational residential commissions, artful retail spaces and concept work at the institutional scale, Peter has cultivated a passion for the minimal, the hand-made and the inspired. After receiving a Bachelors of Arts degree from Stanford University in both Chinese and Architecture studies, Peter worked as a furniture-maker, a knife-maker and a carpenter for a Bozeman timber frame company. He found his way back to architecture at Harvard University and then completed his Master of Architecture at UC Berkeley.  

Eric Reeder (Studio Director) is a licensed California architect with more than 15 years of diverse professional and educational experience. He studied urban design in Prague, Czech Republic through the University of Colorado, and then earned his Master of Architecture degree from UC Berkeley. Eric attained the level of Assistant Professor of Architecture, leading advanced graduate-level design studios for almost a decade in Seoul and now in San Francisco. His academic research is focused on housing typologies and reuse strategies in post-industrial cities, with creative outcomes being published in China, South Korea, and the United States. Eric has built a career on collaborative enterprise, recognizing the need to cultivate awareness through social and sustainable agendas. 

Eric Reeder (Studio Director) is a licensed California architect with more than 15 years of diverse professional and educational experience. He studied urban design in Prague, Czech Republic through the University of Colorado, and then earned his Master of Architecture degree from UC Berkeley. Eric attained the level of Assistant Professor of Architecture, leading advanced graduate-level design studios for almost a decade in Seoul and now in San Francisco. His academic research is focused on housing typologies and reuse strategies in post-industrial cities, with creative outcomes being published in China, South Korea, and the United States. Eric has built a career on collaborative enterprise, recognizing the need to cultivate awareness through social and sustainable agendas. 

John Flaherty joined Blue Truck in the summer of 2016. He brings an interest in architectural propositions that use commonplace building materials and techniques to achieve singular outcomes. John has dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in philosophy and psychology from the UC Santa Cruz, and received his Master of Architecture degree in 2014 from the College of Environmental Design at UC, Berkeley. During his graduate studies, he was awarded the 2013 John K. Branner Traveling Fellowship for his outstanding proposal on the topic of monastic architecture. This opportunity took him abroad for the year, researching potential relationships between the built environment of the monastery, the monastic life, and the landbase.

John Flaherty joined Blue Truck in the summer of 2016. He brings an interest in architectural propositions that use commonplace building materials and techniques to achieve singular outcomes. John has dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in philosophy and psychology from the UC Santa Cruz, and received his Master of Architecture degree in 2014 from the College of Environmental Design at UC, Berkeley. During his graduate studies, he was awarded the 2013 John K. Branner Traveling Fellowship for his outstanding proposal on the topic of monastic architecture. This opportunity took him abroad for the year, researching potential relationships between the built environment of the monastery, the monastic life, and the landbase.

Xuhan (Benjamin) Shi, originally from Shanghai, China, earned his Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from the Hunan University of Arts and Science in 2008. Following a year of working in the construction industry in China, Ben enrolled at the Academy of Art University where he is currently pursuing his Master of Architecture degree. A collaborator with Blue Truck since the summer of 2016, Ben brings to the studio an experimental use of digital tools to explore visual representation opportunities such as 3D modeling and rendering. He employs digital methods to test materials, lighting, and structural ideas, and for presenting concepts to clients.

Xuhan (Benjamin) Shi, originally from Shanghai, China, earned his Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from the Hunan University of Arts and Science in 2008. Following a year of working in the construction industry in China, Ben enrolled at the Academy of Art University where he is currently pursuing his Master of Architecture degree. A collaborator with Blue Truck since the summer of 2016, Ben brings to the studio an experimental use of digital tools to explore visual representation opportunities such as 3D modeling and rendering. He employs digital methods to test materials, lighting, and structural ideas, and for presenting concepts to clients.