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Join the ULI Melbourne Young Leaders Group for our first event of the New Year – a Power Hour Lunch with Peter Maddison, Founding Director of Maddison Architects and TV Presenter of Grand Designs Australia.
Gain insight into Peter’s career changes, and how design and collaboration have always been a part of his interests and career chapters. Join us as we try to answer some hard questions with this industry leader – why has design become hip again? What does awareness of good design mean in our media saturated and opinionated world of today? Don’t miss this event, as we get the chance to explore Peter’s unique experience.
Founding Director, Maddison Architects Pty Ltd
Honorary Doctor of Design, RMIT
B Arch, RMIT
Fellow, Australian Institute of Architects
Senior Counsellor, Australian Institute of Architects
Ambassador, Melbourne Open House
Host, Grand Designs Australia for 8 Seasons
Peter Maddison is a multi award-winning architect and Director of Maddison Architects, a practice he started in 1989.
Peter is committed to the profession’s development with guest lecturing, seminars and has always participated in committees. He is currently on the Honours Committee of the RAIA.
In 2014 he was conferred the prestigious Degree of Doctor of Design (Honoris Causa) by RMIT and in 2016 the National Presidents Prize by the RAIA for Australian Achievement in Architecture.
Peter is Ambassador for the not-for-profit Melbourne Open House program, the Planet Ark endorsed Environmental Edge campaign, a supporter of Kids Under Cover charity and the Ambassador for Architects Without Frontiers.
Peter took on the role of Host of the Australian production of Grand Designs in 2009. The first series was an outstanding success becoming LifeStyle’s most successful local production ever. In 2011 it won two ASTRA awards, and was also nominated for a Logie in 2011, 2013 and 2015. He was also nominated for AACTA Awards (Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Awards) in 2014, 2015 and 2017. Series 8, 9 and 10 of GDA is now in production.
In 2011 Grand Designs Live was spawned, with 18,000 people attending the inaugural event in Sydney. Grand Designs Live went to Melbourne and Sydney in 2012, attracting 52,000 visitors. Peter is also the Editor-at-Large for the Grand Designs Australia Magazine. His first book, “Grand Designs Australia: The Handbook” was released in 2013.
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