Time spent living in the desert country of western NSW during his formative years helped architect Peter Stutchbury develop an appreciation of what it takes to live sustainably in Australia.

A leader in Australian architecture, Stutchbury’s firm, Peter Stutchbury Architecture, has won an unprecedented 48 Australian Institute of Architects Awards, including this years Gold Medal. A Conjoint Professor in Architecture at the University of Newcastle since 1999 and a resident professor since 2011, Stutchbury is a dedicated educator and mentor, as well as the founding director of the Architecture Foundation Australia and a founding member of the Australian Architecture Association.

Image: Invisible House, 2012, Michael Nicholson