Host of Grand Designs Australia, MC and speaker
Multi award-winning architect and businessman Peter Maddison is the host of The Lifestyle Channel's Grand Designs Australia,
Peter took on the role in 2009 and 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 and 2013. In 2011, Peter won the ASTRA award for Best New Talent at the 2011 ASTRA Awards.
Architecture is in his DNA and Peter has successfully brought project design and development into the Australian television landscape with his wealth of expertise and flair that is hard to ignore.
Also highly regarded as a keynote speaker and MC, Peter's knowledge, empathy and sheer likability make him an asset at any event.
Peter is also the Editor At Large of the Grand Designs Australia magazine and also appears at the annual Grand Designs Live exhibitions alongside Kevin McCloud, host of Grand Designs in the UK. Peter's first book, Grand Designs Australia: The Handbook, was released in 2013.
Peter has his own practice, Maddison Architects, in Melbourne, which prides itself on holistic designs in residential, commercial and hospitality projects. The practice, which has completed over 300 projects since its inception in 1989, won a MBAV Award and two AIA Victorian Chapter Commendations in 2012, as well as numerous AIA Victorian Chapter Awards and HIA CSR Australian Housing Awards.
Peter contributes to the Heritage Council of Australia, Interior Design Association and various Schools of Architecture. He is currently a Senior Counsellor, and on the Honours Committee, of the Australian Institute of Architects.
Peter is Ambassador for the not-for-profit Melbourne Open House program, the Planet Ark endorsed Environmental Edge campaign and a supporter of Kids Under Cover charity.
Peter Maddison talks about:
Architecture, design, project management, business and industry.
Peter was very well received by the audience, including Judges and Architects, for his enthusiastic and entertaining presentation.