Darren Peterson is a long time Noblesville resident and a business owner of Peterson Architecture for over 26 years. He’s a loving father of two daughters, and husband to Jennifer Roberts. Graduating from Ball State with a degree in Environmental Science and Architecture, he has gone on to make a name and impression for himself and company locally and across the country.
When Darren sets his mind to something, he’s committed, works tirelessly and sees the vision through from strategy to execution. His passion for making a difference in the Noblesville community is apparent in his many innovative projects that have gained attention from all corners of Hamilton County and even across the state.
Whether he’s taking on high school or college interns at his company, or serving on boards, Darren is intentional about making a difference and is a ‘do-er.’
Darren has a strong professional background in master planning, community development, and building relationships with city leaders that can make it all happen. He has the unique ability to visually see the end solution and work towards that goal with a strategic and detailed approach. Darren has decades of experience in collaborating with other professionals and negotiating large public and private contracts, both locally and nationally.
Change is inevitable. However, there is a difference between change and growth. We must plan for the future by planning and executing a strategic physical, resource, and human infrastructure plan. In terms of connectivity, Noblesville is in an excellent position. We are fortunate that we can take advantage of our history, infrastructure and connectivity already has in place, and build upon it.
Noblesville has a rich, historic past; we must be sensitive to that as we plan the future. It is essential to continue building upon existing plans and executing a strategic, executable, and all-inclusive ‘master plan’ for the city. As we continue to grow and strengthen our community, it’s critical that we collaborate with other Hamilton County cities and towns.
As a downtown business owner and longtime Noblesville resident, Darren understands the importance of focusing on community development. We must have a strong, vibrant and active downtown with ample parking, a variety of housing options and programming. He’s played a big role in multiple organizations that support this -- Keep Noblesville Beautiful, Nickel Plate Arts and Noblesville Main Street.
Noblesville’s downtown continues to evolve. Darren's vision is to progress and advance Noblesville, starting with a vibrant and active downtown that it has the potential of being. This includes downtown strategic housing and living accommodations, parking and endless options of events and programming for all. Studies show that walkability and bikeability continue to be an important priority. He believes the city must give the citizens of Noblesville more opportunities to get involved in the City's next chapter.
Being a father to two daughters who have graduated from Noblesville Schools, Darren knows it’s important to build a youth centric culture in Noblesville. We need to continue to build on current programs that support youth training, education and career opportunities. As our City continues to grow, Noblesville should be a desired place for youth to come back to, to live, and to work.
A community that embraces economic development will continue to be a strong city. Noblesville has the means and potential to bring more businesses to our community. City and business leaders must come together to strategically support a future that has more company headquarters and opportunities for professionals.