Peter Maddison

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 the firm was awarded the highest accolade; the Victorian Architecture Medal, as well as the Melbourne Prize, from the Victorian Chapter of the RAIA for New Academic Street project at RMIT.

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 five 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 has been nominated for three Logie Awards and three AACTA awards. 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.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.