Alexandra Kontsevaia Peterson

My inspiration comes from everywhere around me. You will constantly find me looking up or to the sides, and imagining spaces and what they could be. I was inspired to pursue architecture and design while living in Prague, Czech Republic during my teenage years. Since then I have worked in a variety of settings from retail design to urban planning to comprehensive design research, until deciding to venture on my own. Each project to me represents a fun challenge and a puzzle that either needs to be solved or just requires some creative tweaks. I am more than happy to show you what your house could be, as each space comes with so much potential, no matter how complex it might be.

My design interest and talents range from architecture to fashion to fine art. I am originally from Belarus (I do speak Russian), and I have traveled extensively throughout North America, Europe, and Eastern Asia, until landing in Salem, Massachusetts where I live with my husband and two young children. On all of my travels I have learned to soak up whatever architecture, design, and culture there is, all resulting in a wide array of inspirations to pull from in my design process.


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Architecture – 2012 (Boston Architectural College)

Certificate in Sustainable Design – 2012 (Boston Architectural College)


William Peterson, AIA, NCARB

Consulting Architect – Derby Square Architects 

Kontseptual Design and Derby Square Architects collaborate on all types of projects. From big to small we can help you with your project needs!


We love our interns! We have worked with short-term and long-term internships in the past. We try to integrate our interns into all aspects of our office operations and design projects, so you can get the best possible experience and understanding of the design profession.

We are always looking! Reach out to Alexandra Peterson with your resumes and portfolios.