Peter Stutchbury

Peter Stutchbury Architecture

Peter Stutchbury has provided mentoring to thousands of students and architects across the world. His teachings as well as his explorative practice stands as guidance for others in the architecture profession.

As principal of Peter Stutchbury Architecture, he has practiced independently since 1981 producing a wide variety of work. Peter first won a national AIA environment award in 1995 and has since won 18 major sustainability awards including Prime Minister’s Banksia Award in 2001 – the highest award for sustainability in the country, the National Environmental Award as well as the International Award for Sustainability.

In 2001 Peter was a founding director of Architecture Foundation Australia (AFA), a non-for-profit organisation that has run both Master classes and lectures in more than fifteen countries. Peter has been acknowledged for his teachings in Taiwan, Mexico (Luis Barragan Chair), India, Bangladesh, New Zealand, South Africa, United States of America, Columbia and Chile.

Within Australia, Peter continues to teach AFA Master classes with Yuin Elder, Uncle Max Dulumunmun, and other AIA Gold Medallists; Richard Leplastrier, Glenn Murcutt and Brit Andresen. Their shared ambition is that the next generation and like-minded peers are better prepared to understand the variety of considerations necessary to respect place and its preservation. Peter was also a Professor at the University of Newcastle from 1999 to 2019, maintaining a teaching role with the emphasis on the relationship between architecture and the environment.

Peter has worked alongside and educated more than one hundred employees. His contribution to the profession was recognised with the Alumni Medal UoN 2004 and in 2015 with the AIA Gold Medal for Architecture.

Photography by Martin Mischkulnig (1), Michael Nicholson (2, 3, 4).