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Peter Maddison

Peter Maddison

Host, Grand Designs Australia

Peter Maddison is the Founding Director of Maddison Architects. He has contributed to the Royal Australian Institute of Architects continuously for the last three decades, and is currently a member of the Honours Committee. In 2014 he was conferred as a Doctor of Design by RMIT and in 2016 was awarded the National President’s Prize by the RAIA for Australian Achievement in Architecture.

Maddison Architects has won some 70 Awards in the Architecture design field. In 2018 it was awarded the highest accolade, the Victorian Architecture Medal, as well as the Melbourne Prize from the Victorian Chapter of the RAIA. Maddison Architects also received three other State and two National Awards. All of these were for “New Academic Street” at RMIT University (in collaboration with Lyons, NMBW, Harrison & White and MVS Architects.) In NSW, MA received an Interior Architecture Commendation for All Hands Brewing House”.

Peter took on the role of Host of Grand Designs Australia in 2009. He has played a large part in making sure that architecture is at the frontline of Australia’s increasing appetite for design. Grand Designs reaches over 5 million Australian viewers annually. It is shown on the ABC and Foxtel, and is sold to 12 other countries. Seasons 8, 9 and 10 are currently in production.

Peter is Ambassador for the not-for-profit Melbourne Open House, Kids Under Cover charity, Architects Without Frontiers, and has recently become Patron for Beaumaris Modern.

Peter is a water sport addict, and has spent his life searching for the perfect wave. He is also a Brighton Iceberger membership of which dictates ocean swimming all year round; no wetsuit. There must be something in the water.



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