Peter Maddison received a bachelor`s degree in architecture from RMIT in 1982 and then worked with Peter Crone Associates, Morris-Pirotta and Cocks Carmichael before establishing the McIntyre Partnership. During these years, Pierre was surrounded by a group of generous architects who worked on the principle of giving the trade at least as much as might be expected. Education was also of great interest to Peter; Recently, he wrote the Grand Designs Australia Handbook, which is a dedicated follow-up book that covers all aspects of architecture and construction related to homes. Peter has also supported the training of young architects by actively participating in numerous architecture schools, conferences and design critics. In 2014, RMIT awarded Peter the Ph.D. Design Honoris Causa in recognition of his significant achievements and contributions to architecture in Australia. This milestone gave Peter an important and valuable training, then Peter Maddison Architects was founded in 1988 and became Maddison Architects in 1993. Maddison Architects has achieved widely recognized success over a 30-year period, with approximately 55 architecture and industry awards. In 2009, Peter Maddison was elected host of Grand Designs Australia following a national talent search. Peter`s initial engagement was for a single 10-episode season.
Six years later, the show has enjoyed incredible success, and Peter is probably Australia`s best-known architect. Peter Maddison, currently filming a 7th season, continues to document the impact of architecture on the lives of people who accept it in an honest and accessible way. Peter does not hesitate to question the benefits of the projects he visits, but at the same time he has demonstrated a fantastic ability to promote the intrinsic value and appeal of architecture through very clear observations that can be easily interpreted by the general public. Peter has played an important role in the fact that architecture is at the forefront of Australia`s growing appetite for design, and Grand Designs now averages 4.5 million Australian viewers per year. The show has also enjoyed international success and has been broadcast in 11 countries and throughout Asia on prime TV and free-to-air. The introductory guide is intended to be used by the architect immediately after the first meeting with the person concerned. This is supposed to be a confirmation of everything that is discussed with the client – it is assumed that the architect will forward a draft agreement in appendix to the letter. The user guide will provide the architect with instructions on the content and impact of CAA2009, as well as suggestions on how to complete the details of the contractual plans. The user guide can also be used to help the customer, correctly complete the required details and sign the contract. Peter`s inherent generosity extends to our community with the continued support of Kids Under Cover and ambassadorial roles at open house Melbourne and Architects without Frontiers. Peter enjoys a wonderful marriage to Andrea and an incredible relationship with his children Finn, Woody and Ruby. Among the many distractions, Peter, with the support of his team at Maddison Architects in South Melbourne, always manages to find time to practice architecture successfully.