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At the RMIT University graduation ceremony this week, acclaimed architect and TV host Peter Maddison was presented with the ‘Doctor of Design Honoris Causa’.
Having graduated from the architecture course at RMIT, Maddison was selected as a worthy candidate for the prestigious title in honour of his prolific career since achieving tertiary qualification.
Besides his significant contributions to the Australian built environment industry as an architect and public figure, Maddison has also used his celebrity to advocate sustainable practice in the field.
In 1989, Maddison branched out and founded his own practice, Maddison Architects – which has since built a reputation on creating original design solutions on both a large commercial scale and at the residential level.
Maddison Architects is the architectural firm behind a number of key Melbourne buildings, namely The Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership in North Melbourne, the Transport Hotel complex at Federation Square, Eureka Tower Sky Deck at Southgate, The Cloud Canopy at Federation Square Plaza and the influential Cabin 2.
Maddison Architects’ Cabin 2 project was shortlisted for this year’s IDEA Awards in the Single Residential category. Take a look here.
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