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ABOUT

Peter Henry is an architect registered in Nova and has been so since 1986. His practice includes residential and institutional projects. Recently he has completed the Evergreen Theatre renovation and is working on the new Bus Stop Theatre in Halifax. His firm has been responsible for the Black Loyalist Heritage Museum and the Cultural Federations of Nova Scotia projects. His practice has won awards for a number of projects including a Lieutenant Governor's Award.

Peter is an Adjunct Professor at Dalhousie University, now teaching in his 40th year. He is quick to tell you that he enjoys teaching every bit as much as he did on his first day in 1984. He is a frequent lecturer on theatre design at Dalhousie University's Faculty of Architecture and in the Dal Theatre Department. Peter has also done work with the Dalhousie Department of Theatre both as an architect and a scenographer. Peter has also taught at NSCAD both as a course instructor (DSGN 2010 in 2019) and a guest critic, most recently with Dr. Christopher Kaltenbach.

 

Peter has been involved in Theatre and Theatre Design throughout much of his working career. He has worked on the biggest (Nigerian National Theatre in Abuja and the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center) and the smallest (Halifax Music Co-op reno) and many in between. He mentored under Fred Lebensold at ARCOP working at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, and has collaborated with internationally recognized theatre consultants NOVITA Interpares and NovitaTECHNE.

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CONSULTING

FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
 

THEATRES

Act1 Theatre Consultants is a collaboration of Peter Henry and Wes Babcock,  offering architectural and technical theatre consultation services for new construction, expansion, renovation, set/lighting design and capital projects to the world of the performing arts.

CYCLING

Peter is deeply interested in promoting cycling in Nova Scotia and has attended numerous conferences and other public engagement sessions. He is presently a member of Bicycle Nova Scotia and he sits on the board of the Halifax Cycling Coalition.

Peter purchased one of the first 10 speeds (1967 CCM Voyageur) in the Annapolis Valley and has been an avid cyclist ever since. He has ridden el Camino de Santiago in 2008 (1200k) and Halifax- San Diego in 1975 (6000k). Today he is both a commuter and a recreational cyclist.

AWARDS
PUBLICATIONS
APPEARANCES

2020

Eastern Front Theatre: new Artistic Director selection Committe

2019

NSCAD Instructor (BOX, a design studio DSGN 2010

2018

Lecture; Theatre Design, Fountain School of Performing Arts, Dalhousie University

2014

First Place Ecology Action Centre's IDEA competition (with Anne Sinclair).

2003

Venice Biennale (with Richard Kroeker) for Pictou Landing Health Centr

1999

Nova Scotia Lieutenant Governor’s Award in Architecture, for the CFNS Office

1996

Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, public lecture series at the AGN

1991

NS Association of Architects, Juror, Lieutenant Governor’s Awards Committee

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