Niche Media appoints Associate Publisher

May 19, 2011
  • Article by Online Editor
  • Photography by Sabine Selbach

Niche Media, publishers of, are proud to announce the appointment of Maitiú Ward, managing editor of Architectural Review Australia, to the position of associate publisher.

In partnership with group advertising manager Vivienne Forbes, Mat will be overseeing the growth and development of Niche Media’s Architectural Division, with direction over its four titles, Architectural Review Australia, (Inside) Interior Design Review and Facility Management. Vivienne and Mat will also be working together in expanding the reach and impact of the Architectural Division’s events program, including its interior awards program, [“IDEA”:], and the architectural ideas competition, [“Proposition”:].

Mat first joined the company in 2006 as assistant editor to Andrew Mackenzie on Architectural Review Australia, advancing to the role of editor on that title two-and-a-half years ago. In keeping with the legacy of his predecessors, during his time at the helm Mat has continued to champion Architectural Review Australia’s reputation as the premier journal for independent architectural criticism in Australia.

In addition to this, Mat has also overseen the extension of Niche Media’s Architectural Division into the digital realm with, as that title’s founding editor. Much like its companions in print, has rapidly established itself as the leading online resource for authoritative and considered Australian design criticism, as well as news and opinion on the built environment.

Whole-heartedly dedicated to strengthening and celebrating Australia’s contribution to architecture and design, as associate publisher Mat will continue to build on the Architectural Division’s reputation for innovative, high calibre titles in both print and digital formats, and their enrichment of the Australian design publishing landscape.

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