1966-1985 New Haven, CT 

1985-1989  School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

           Tufts University, BFA (Studio art)

1991 New Haven Art Fabricators, New Haven, CT (Art fabricator)

1992 Dan Blue Art Fabrications, Chicago, IL (Art fabricator)

1993 Breakfast Woodworks, Guilford, CT (Architectural woodworker)

1994 Connecticut Valley Railroad, Essex, CT (Railcar and steam locomotive restoration)

1994 Red Hook Fabricators, Jerry Lerner, Brooklyn, NY (Art fabricator)

1995 Studio Dell'Arte, Jeremy Lebensohn, New York, NY (Architectural metal fabricator) 

1995-1996 Milgo/Bufkin, Brooklyn, NY (Architectural sculpture fabricator)

1997-1998 Cranbrook Academy of Art, MFA (Metalsmithing, 3D Design)

1998-2002 Perfect Circle Metalworks, Ltd, Brooklyn, NY (Founding partner)

2002-2004 Material Process Systems, Inc., Brooklyn, NY (Founding partner)  

2004-2014 PKDF, LLC (Peter Kirkiles Design and Fabrication), South Kent, CT

2014-present 21B Design Inc, Staatsburg, NY (Founding partner),