Peter Gattermann was a passionate sports architect. At the Austrian Institute for School and Sports Facility Development, he was responsible for sports facility development from 1984 to 1998. He ran the institute as its Director from 1999 to 2008. His special fields included the construction of sports halls and sports grounds and the safety of sports and events venues.
He was a member of the IAKS Executive Board from 1999 to 2008.