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Australian architectural practice Peddle Thorp Architects announces the appointment of Brett Hudson as the new CEO of the company. In his new role, 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 and Shanghai, PTW in Sydney and PTI in Jakarta.

Hudson, who has held senior roles at Peddle Thorp for over 20 years, said he was keen to use his influence as CEO to enhance the practice’s position in designing major health, education, commercial and public buildings.

Peddle Thorp has a history in creating learning spaces and public buildings designed for collaborative use. Some of these projects include 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 currently under construction.

Hudson led the recently completed design of Papua New Guinea’s Waigani National Courts Complex in collaboration with PTW Architects and James Cubitt. This $290 Million project comprises the Supreme, Appeal and National Courts in Port Moresby, which is currently being tendered in PNG.

Peddle Thorp in Queensland is also integrating advanced technology to help clients visualise and plan architectural projects to ensure they remain on time and on budget. Hudson noted that building information modelling software was particularly valued by their clients because of their long term investment in buildings and the value that they placed on managing their building assets.

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.