Malcolm Middleton was appointed as Queensland Government Architect in July 2011 and in this role he is an advocate for the recognition of the value to all projects through well considered design processes. He provides project advice and undertakes design reviews for projects across many areas of government as well as chairing the Queensland Urban Design and Places Panel and is also chair of Brisbane Open House Ltd.
He represents the interests of government on many external panels including the Prime Ministers Official Residences Advisory Committee, the Development and Design Integrity Panel of Brisbane Airport Corporation and the Professional Advisory Board of UQ Architecture School and many other appointments.
Malcolm has an honours degree in Architecture from the University of Sydney, a master’s degree in urban design from QUT and is a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects.
He is a former member of the Queensland Heritage Council, served on the South Bank Design Advisory Panel for many years and is a former Queensland State President of the Property Council.
He came to Brisbane in 1981 and prior to his appointment as Government Architect had been a private practitioner for almost thirty years.
Malcom will be discussing design practice that promote a people-centered approach aiming to empower communities at different levels on the Clever Cities panel at QUT Design Week United Nation’s Urban Thinkers Campus day.