GOATstudio is an interdisciplinary design office focused on innovation, collaboration, and a touch of revolution. We offer clients consulting and design services in architecture, interiors, and branding.

Great design requires boldness. It requires a willingness to take risks and experiment.  We at GOAT are passionate about delivering the innovation and applying the creativity that your project deserves.


Peter Spera III, AIA – Principal + Co-Founder

Born and raised in New Orleans, Peter graduated from the Louisiana State University School of Architecture in 2004 and has been a licensed architect in New Orleans since 2012.  In 2016, Peter co-founded GOATstudio, bringing with him extensive experience in commercial hospitality, restaurant & retail design, and large project management. In addition to acting as GOAT’s voice of reason, Peter is the Chairman of the Gretna Historic District Commission and serves as a Mardi Gras Float Lieutenant in the Krewe of Thoth. In his severely limited free-time, Peter also dabbles in photography, home renovation, and tailgating.

Colin VanWingen – Principal + Co-Founder

Colin graduated from the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning in 2008 and immediately moved to New Orleans. While attending graduate school at the Tulane School of Architecture, Colin developed the concept for a practice that would eventually grow into GOATstudio. After completing his Master’s Degree, Colin worked on projects ranging from affordable prototype housing in the Lower 9th Ward to massive scale entertainment & hospitality complexes around the country. In 2016, Colin co-founded GOATstudio as the firm’s intransigent idealist. Outside of the office, Colin is a part-time chef and a full-time dad.