MArch, LEED AP
Resume highlights Peter's most relevant education and employment in descending
chronological order. His references are available upon request.
LEED AP Building Design + Construction (LEED AP BD+C)
Master of Architecture (MArch)
DalTech, Dalhousie University
Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies (BEDS)
TUNS (Technical University of Nova Scotia)
select architectural employment
Moriyama & Teshima Architects
Architectural Team Member
1. Peter worked as a core team member on large-scale institutional
architectural projects, such as a 20,000m2 Faculty Club complex in Doha,
Qatar, and the 9,000m2 Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. His scope of responsibilities
spanned schematic design, design development and contract documentation.
His primary area of focus on both projects required him taking ownership
of the building interiors: articulating the quality of main/feature spaces,
researching materials, coordinating mechanical and structural systems,
detailing, and in the case of the Faculty Club, coordinating the lighting
design with Gabriel Mackinnon Architectural Lighting Design.
Project Architect / Project Manager
Peter worked as project architect and project manager in joint venture
with MMM Group on a complex master planning project for the cities of
Makkah and Madinah in Saudi Arabia. His responsibilities varied over the
duration of this 3-year, multi-part project as follows:
2. Peter worked on urban planning for the central area of Madinah,
focusing on providing architectural alternatives for the future expansion
of the Prophet's Mosque (PM) to satisfy predicted future capacity numbers
of attendants. The project involved close collaboration and coordination
with transport engineering in developing a network of LRT, BRT and transit
hubs serving the PM precinct, as well as relieving vehicular pressure
by rerouting the surrounding major arterial roads and providing dedicated
pedestrian arrival corridors and staging areas.
3. Peter worked on master planning and urban design guidelines
for the central area of Makkah. He assisted in developing the design guidelines
for the different character neighbourhoods, focusing on Transit Oriented
Development (TOD) as one of the main urban drivers. The guidelines set
out particular open space qualities, preservation of views and restrictions
of heights, development density, street character, materiality of buildings,
4. Peter worked on the development plan for the Mashaera designated region of Makkah that accommodates the majority of over 2
million pilgrims during the Hajj pilgrimage. This project required a proposal
for the fluid integration of transport and housing. Numerous alternatives
were explored in close collaboration with transport engineering to make
viable the ambitious strategy for housing an additional 400,000 pilgrims
onto an already restrictive site.
(Toronto, Canada / Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)
Adamson Associates Architects
Architectural Team Member
1. Peter worked closely with a project architect as his only assistant
in producing contract documents for a three-story commercial "pavilion"
addition onto an existing high-rise tower in London's Canary Wharf commercial
district. He gained excellent exposure to all aspects of producing a thorough
set of contract documents for a 4,000m2 commercial project.
2. Peter worked on two commercial high-rise projects, one in London,
UK, in joint venture with Renzo Piano Building Workshop, and another in
Milan, Italy, in joint venture with Cesar Pelli & Associates. He worked
as a core team member within larger design teams and was responsible for
design development and coordination with other team members and consultants
to produce contract documents for the two buildings. On one project, he
worked mostly on building envelope, whereas on the other, his primary
area of focus was on interiors for the main public spaces.
Architectural Team Member / Lead Designer
1. Peter worked on projects ranging from a small-scale residential
house to large-scale institutional library and cultural centre. His responsibilities
encompassed conceptual design, design development, working drawings, consultation
and coordination. On the residential house project, he worked as lead
designer producing a complete set of working drawings under supervision
from an associate. On the library and cultural centre project, he worked
as a core team member developing and articulating a complex series of
interior spaces and producing the necessary contract documents.
2. Peter's duties extended to creating much of the graphic work
in the office using Adobe Creative Suite and/or manual drawing and modelling
to clearly represent the project ideas and concepts, and engagingly illustrate
architectural spacial qualities.
David Fujiwara Architect
Peter worked on a large wood-construction country home in Minden, and
a small commercial renovation in Toronto. David Fujiwara stressed clear
and informative contract documentation to the extent that all contract
documents were produced in-house and in full colour, and often included
supplementary elements of specifications and consultant drawings –
this was done with the intent of fullest clarity and limiting time needed
on site. Peter was responsible for producing such clear and communicative
working drawings for both of the projects.
Michael Grunsky Architect
Peter worked on various wood-construction houses and house additions,
as well as a wood-construction assembly type building. Michael Grunsky
is reputed in the maritimes for quality traditional wood-construction
design. During his time in Michael's office, Peter got to hone his skills
in quality wood-construction design and detailing, and in manual drafting,
while producing working drawings and assisting with design development.
1996; 1997 2000 (Occasional Photography Commissions)
Deborah Berke & Partners Architects
Student Architectural Intern
Peter spent a work term working in the office of Deborah Berke on projects
ranging from Manhattan loft renovations to upstate New York country houses.
At this early stage of experience, his responsibilities were mainly presentation
related: producing presentation drawings, building models, designing an
office portfolio and photographing the firm's completed projects for publication.
(New York City, USA)
design and photography employment
Freelance Graphic Designer
Occasionally, Peter works as a graphic designer of printed matter, such
as posters, exhibition catalogues and booklets, utilizing various printing
technologies and methods, to create one-of-a-kind presentations that are
both tactile and elegant. Clients include a list of individuals and organizations
in the arts, cultural and education industries.
(Canada & USA)
ECM Records (Edition of Contemporary Music)
Peter produced graphic design work for this unique jazz record label renowned
for its innovative use of design in the music packaging. His projects
included design of a book about the label's most prominent recording artist,
and design of a recording package.
Freelance Architectural Photographer
Through a parallel interest to design in photography and visual communication,
Peter has been providing services as a professional architectural photographer
to various architecture firms who require high-end photographic documentation
of their work.
(Canada & USA)
Design Instructor / Guest Reviewer and Design Critic
Peter has always pursued design excellence through available means, extending
to teaching and design reviews at university level. From 2002 to 2004,
he was employed at the School of Architecture, Dalhousie University
and at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, as a sessional
instructor teaching courses in design clarity through visual communication.
Since then, he has participated on a number of separate occasions in design
reviews at various institutions as a guest reviewer and design critic.