Peter Blackie was born and raised in Gander, Newfoundland. He is a registered architect with both The Newfoundland Association of Architects, and the State of New York, and is a graduate of the Master of Architecture Program at the Technical University of Nova Scotia (1996), the Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies program, also TUNS(1994), and of the Bachelor of Arts Program (Philosophy) at Dalhousie University(1992).
Peter has nearly 20 years’ experience with firms around the world including the award winning Halifax firm MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects; the New York-based Architecture firm, Richard Cook & Associates (now Cook + Fox); Sauerbruch Hutton Architekten, and Entroup Architekturburo, both in Berlin, Germany.
Peter has also done production design work in Halifax’s vibrant independent film industry including the production design for the winner of Best Short Film of the 2003 Atlantic Film Festival – Masquerade. For the past several years Peter has worked as Art Director on the hit television show “Republic of Doyle,” made in St. John’s Newfoundland.
Most recently Peter had teamed up with Shaun Majumder to help develop a significant community project in Shaun’s hometown of Burlington Newfoundland. Peter is also involved with the production of Majumder Manor, W Network’s television show that follows the genesis of this project.
Peter resides in St. John’s with his wife Shelagh, and daughter Violet.