Peter Newman

Associate AIA


Peter has led design efforts to serve communities throughout his entire career. He came to architecture as a fine art painter and sculptor, initially founding Set Right Design and Construction to provide sets for music videos, television, film, and theater. He has guided the creation of settings to bring people together ever since.

After attending architecture school, Peter worked as a project manager at Yale University Department of Facilities specializing in restoring Yale’s Modernist masterpieces like Saarinen’s Ingalls Rink before joining Newman. Peter has engaged many arts organizations and civic institutions both as volunteer and professional service provider to help them respond to changing times and needs. He has worked with numerous faith-based communities, guiding dedicated volunteers and professionals in reimagining their institutions for enduring relevance. Peter has participated in design education at all grade levels, as advisory board member, visiting critic, and studio participant at a variety of primary and secondary schools and institutions of higher education.

From congregations to campuses, towns, and cities, Peter has influenced decision making to bring about inviting and productive environments. His combined experience helps the firm’s architecture promote community, enhance sense of place, and stimulate exploration of the world around us.

M. Arch, Yale University
BFA, Boston College
Cert. Art History, University of Florence School of Art and Art History
Associate AIA
Board Member, Connecticut Architecture Foundation
Associate Fellow, Jonathan Edwards College at Yale University
Member, Society for College & University Planning
Advisory Board, University of New Haven Interior Design Department
Advisory Board, University of New Hampshire Graduate School of Architecture
Visiting Critic, University of Hartford School of Architecture
Visiting Critic, Rhode Island School of Design