Peter is a Landscape Architect with a strong interest in appropriate design. Within his practice, he seeks to find the solutions that best meet his client’s needs and desires. To achieve this, often the most important tools are listening carefully and asking questions.
Beyond the process of gathering information and refining designs with a client, Peter possesses a range of skills for design implementation. Whether the large-scale capabilities needed to create functioning and integrated master plans, or the background to ensure that detailed designs can be built with long life-spans, Peter can provide the knowledge, experience and resources.
While Peter’s particular areas of expertise include sustainable design, detailed design, facilitation and project management, he also has experience with a broad range of public and private work: institutions, visitor centers, military facilities, transportation work, parks and greenspaces, small and large-scale development, ecological restoration, and small and large-scale planning and master planning.
Peter’s heart is in the North. Born and growing up in northern Canada (Yellowknife, Northwest Territories), and having settled into having Alaska as home, he finds it easiest to identify with the landscapes and people above the 60th parallel. Combining this love for the North with his experience outside and internationally, his desire is to create innovative solutions for Alaska’s unique conditions. He strongly feels that the most important resources of the North are its peoples, and that successful design revolves around that resource.
- Sustainable design, ecological restoration, design for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
- Inclusive and community-based design processes
- Application of code and landscape ordinance requirements including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Architectural Barriers Act (ABA)
- Industrial design and construction detailing
“I love what I do. When I started Corvus Design in 2006, in some ways I felt like I retired. I get to generally control my own destiny, and when I experience problems they can be attributed to something I didn’t do or didn’t control properly. I think I’m lucky in that I’m fascinated by the transition I’ve been experiencing from landscape architect to landscape architect businessman. I can now sit down with any business owner and bond with them over accounting, business planning and the trials and tribulations of keeping a healthy business running. My personal goals are now shifting back to rediscovering the parts of “past Peter” that I want to better incorporate: music, craftsmanship and the outdoors. It’s a challenge to be intentional and find balance. This week I’ll use all of my new skills to start my personal strategic plan maybe?”