Why hire an architect? Why hire an agency? – with Peter Maddison
‘Why hire an architect? Why hire an agency? – What's The Ultimate Price of Creativity?’ with Peter Maddison
Host, Grand Designs Australia
Founding Director, Maddison Architects
A growing number of clients these days reckon they can do just fine without an agency. Likewise, many Australians believe they can build a house without an architect. Is it all about cost cutting? And if so, what’s the ultimate price of creativity?
Let’s step outside of our advertising bubble for a night and inside the welcoming, open fire fueled warmth of the Local Taphouse, St Kilda as MADC Presents Peter Maddison, Tues June 11th. The charismatic host of Grand Designs Australia will talk about the remarkable similarities of our two creative industries and the true value of creative thinking in an increasingly commoditised world.
Peter is the Founding Director of Maddison Architects. He’s contributed to the Royal Australian Institute of Architects 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.
Peter took on the role of Host of Grand Designs Australia in 2009. He’s 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. And Peter’s been nominated for three Logie Awards and three AACTA awards.
He 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.
Tuesday, June 11
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Local Taphouse
184 Carlisle Street
Saint Kilda East, VIC 3183
Please note: Money raised from MADC presents goes to funding future MADC events and programs