Peter Braithwaite


Peter was born in Windsor, Ontario and spent part of his early childhood living in South Africa. In 2000 Peter moved to Vancouver, British Columbia where he completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of British Columbia. It was in Vancouver that Peter honed his skills as a carpenter and cabinet maker. In 2007 Peter moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia to complete a Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies and a Master of Architecture at Dalhousie University. Upon graduation he received the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Student Medal for achieving the highest level of academic excellence in his graduating class. Peter was also awarded a Rosetti travel Scholarship to conduct studies pertaining to his thesis.

During his studies Peter gained valuable experience working with MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects Limited and had the opportunity to contribute to a number of exciting projects such as the Fallingwater On-Site Cottage Competition and the Two Hulls house.
Upon graduation Peter took a leadership position with Omar Gandhi Architect and acted as the project manager for a number of award-winning projects such as Black Gables, Harbour Heights Residence, Rabbit Snare Gorge Cabin, and the Cabot Cliffs Golfcourse Clubhouse.

In 2014 Peter established Peter Braithwaite Studio that aims to achieve excellence in both design and craftsmanship. Understanding the benefits of maintaining strong ties with the academic community, in May of 2015 Peter began teaching at the Dalhousie School of Architecture as a sessional instructor.


Devin Harper

associate + project manager

Born on Prince Edward Island, the son of a third generation carpenter, Devin spent much of his youth in a woodshop and began working in the construction field at a very early age.

Straying from family tradition he obtained a B.Sc., majoring in Biology and spent 4 years working with the Department of National Defence before being drawn back into the building industry to pursue architecture. He left Canada and moved to Boston, MA where he studied at the Boston Architectural College while also working within the field.

In 2010, Devin moved back east and finished his studies at Dalhousie University. During his studies at Dalhousie he was awarded the Faculty of graduate Studies Scholarship, and focused his graduate work on challenging the conventional limits of coastal architecture. After working at Chapman Taylor in the UK and Omar Gandhi Architect in Halifax, Devin graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies and Master of Architecture in 2011 and 2015, respectively.

Upon graduation, Devin joined Peter Braithwaite Studio. Drawing on his diverse experiences, Devin now works as a project manager where he coordinates the architectural vision of each project with the act of construction.


Ryan Nelson

architectural visualization + designer

Ryan was born in Vancouver, British Columbia and predominantly grew up in the surroundings suburbs of north Delta and Surrey. Ryan spent much of his childhood wandering the forests of Sunshine Coastwhere he developed a strong affinity and respect for the natural environment. In 2003 Ryan moved to Kelowna, BC to complete his Bachelor of Fine Art at UBC-Okanagan. Following his degree, he quickly jumped into the finishing carpentry trade and eventually received acceptance to architecture school at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia where he completed his Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies and Master of Architecture.

Following his studies, Ryan accepted an internship opportunity at HCMA Architecture + Design where he developed his skills in architectural visualization. Ryan’s passion for excellence has motivated him to push the boundaries and achieve the highest quality work.

Ryan is excited for the opportunity to work with his good friend Peter Braithwaite to fulfill their dream of working together as a team.