Dr Peter Coffman


PETER COFFMAN is an award-winning architectural historian and an award- winning photographer. His photography has been exhibited at Dalhousie Art Gallery and Viewpoint Gallery (Halifax); the Musée Marguerite Bourgeoys (Montréal); the College of St. Francis (Joliet, Ill.); Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo); Regis College, the Ryerson Gallery, the McLaughlin Planetarium, Toronto Photographers’ Workshop, Queen’s Quay Terminal and the Market Gallery (Toronto); and Kingston’s wonderful Studio 22 Open Gallery. His photographs for the Oliver Schroer CD Camino won the 2007 Independent Music Award for best album photography.
His publications on architecture include Newfoundland Gothic (2008) and numerous scholarly articles on medieval and Canadian architecture in journals and books from North America and Europe. His architectural writing and photographs have also appeared in Canada’s History, Queen’s Quarterly, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, The Halifax Chronicle Herald, Glass Art, The Journal of the British Society of Master Glass Painters, Quarterly of the Stained Glass Association of America, Glashaus, Ministry & Liturgy, and Environment & Art Le er.

Peter has a B.A. in English and Philosophy from the University of Toronto, a B.A.A. from Ryerson University’s Department of Film and Photography, an interdisciplinary M.A. from York University and a Ph.D. in Art History from Queen’s University in 2006, which awarded him its prestigious Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal. It simultaneously garnered the inaugural Prix Phyllis-Lambert from the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada, a society of which Peter is now the President. During his doctoral and post-doctoral years in Kingston he gained a well-deserved reputation for his lively and innovative lecturing. He lives in Ottawa, where he is Supervisor of Carleton University’s History and Theory of Architecture.

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