Peddle Thorp Architects Appoints New CEO

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015
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Queensland architectural practice, Peddle Thorp Architects has announced the appointment of Brett Hudson as CEO.

Hudson’s appointment will prioritise the firm’s renewed focus on nuanced design while continuing to embrace technology such as BIM crediting the firm for their technological advancements. He will also work to see the firm streamline project delivery responding support clients to visualise and plan architectural projects ensuring they deliver them within budget and on time.

He will also work to enhance the practice’s position as a leader in designing major health, education, commercial and public buildings.

According to a statement, Hudson will lead 35 staff based in offices in Brisbane and Cairns which is part of a network of companies that includes Peddle Thorp Architects in PNG, Melbourne, Auckland, Shanghai, PTW in Sydney and PTI in Jakarta.

Hudson has already been part of the Peddle Thorp team, holding senior roles for over 20 years. He has extensive experience in a range of complex institutional projects predominantly in the areas of health, tertiary education and cultural projects according to the firm’s website.

Brett Hudson

Brett Hudson

His projects generally involve extensive personal interaction with various complex client bodies. This collaborative approach has seen him responsible for various significant projects’ for Peddle Thorp including the 2012 Qld Public Architecture Building of the Year, the Caboolture Hub (Library, Gallery & Learning Centre) and the Interior Architecture award winning Queensland University of Technology libraries at Kelvin Grove and Gardens Point campuses.

“Peddle Thorp is a firm that is consistently lauded for their involvement in  creating learning spaces and public buildings designed for collaborative use, including the Caboolture Hub, Gallery and Learning Centre; Queensland University of Technology libraries at Kelvin Grove and Gardens Point campuses, the Queensland State Library as well as the Toowoomba City library which is currently under construction,” Hudson said in a statement.

“Our strength lies in our ability to interpret the vision of clients to design major architectural projects that are both aesthetically compelling while being highly functional.”

Recently, Hudson led design of the recently completed $290 million Papua New Guinea’s Waigani National Courts Complex in collaboration with PTW Architects and James Cubitt.

David Porgand and Peter Gardiner, directors and owners of Peddle Thorp, have taken up senior executive roles reporting to the CEO, to drive forward greater leadership in their industry key focus areas.

Many of these projects involved extensive personal interaction with various complex client bodies. He works in a collaborative manner with his client base and his ability to design and produce projects as a team leader is extensive. He is experienced as a coordinator of architectural teams and leader of significant architectural design projects.

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