Who we are

PBJ Design is a non-profit organization of Nova Scotia, overseen by a board of directors and dedicated to small projects that make big changes. Our staff makes that happen in conjunction with our board of directors. We couldn’t do what we do without the people making it happen.

Peter Nightingale
| Board Chair

Peter Nightingale is a recent graduate of Dalhousie’s Bachelor of Community Design (2017). His work led to his position at the Town of Chester, where he assists with plan reviews, development agreements, and municipal policies. Peter led the original #PlayMeHFX program in 2015, and Peter continues to support PBJ Design with the board of directors.


Jeremy Banks
| Project Manager

Jeremy Banks is an artist and urban planner, with a Bachelor in Community Design from Dalhousie University (2017) and a Diploma in Applied Theatre from Vancouver Island University (2011). Jeremy focuses on the intersection of art and urban spaces and how that combination leads to social collisions and innovations that address social, economic, and environmental issues with a practical approach. He has presented on placemaking and community engagement to Halifax Regional Municipality (2015), the Atlantic Planners Institute (2015) and at Project for Public Spaces UN Summit on Placemaking (2016).

Alyson Dobrota
| Project Manager

Alyson Dobrota is a third year student in the Bachelor of Community Design Program at Dalhousie University. She is interested in local economy and the connection between small businesses and community. Passionate about making change in the places she calls home, Alyson enjoys leading placemaking projects as a way of facilitating deeper connections and involvement in a community.


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