Peter Newman received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Boston College in 1983. He also studied architectural history at Richmond College in England and studio arts at the University of Florence in Italy. He received a Master of Architecture degree from Yale University in 1990.
Prior to architectural school, Mr. Newman established a set design practice, Set Right Design and Construction in Boston, Massachusetts, specializing in television commercials, music videos and industrial films. He served as Project Architect at Yale University until 1993 before joining Newman Architects.
Active in the arts and academic community, Peter is an Associate Fellow of Jonathan Edwards College at Yale University, is on the board of directors of the Arts Council of Greater New Haven, and has served as an architecture jury critic at Yale University, Roger Williams University, and the University of Hartford.
His work on significant, award-winning projects in the firm includes participation in the design of The Pocantico Conference Center for the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, and the Westside Presbyterian Church.
He was honored to be the recipient of the 2006 ACE Mentor Award from the State of Connecticut.
Board of Directors, Tower One/Tower East, Housing for the Elderly, New Haven, Connecticut
Secretary, Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven, Woodbridge, Connecticut
Advisory Committee, Habitat for Humanity, New Haven, Connecticut
State Board of Directors, ACE Mentoring Program, State of Connecticut
Board of Directors, Chair of Professionals Committee, United Way of Greater New Haven