Peter Edwards

Founding Director

An eminent industry leader, distinguished architect and urbanist.

Peter Edwards is an award-winning architect, recognised urbanist, and leading figure in Queensland’s urban design community, and the founding Director of Archipelago. Peter brings over 30 years’ experience across architecture and urban design to provide leadership, design expertise and strategic thinking to the major projects shaping our nation’s cities.

Peter combines work on major projects with key involvement in urban design professional bodies. He is regularly sought after as a design team leader, public speaker, author and facilitator of design workshops. He continues to advocate publicly for better cities through urban design.

Peter is a TEDx Alumni, past President of the Urban Design Alliance Queensland, a founding member of the Queensland Urban Design and Placemaking Panel and current member of the Committee for Brisbane Management Committee and 2032 Olympics Legacy Subcommittee.

  • Registered Architect, QLD, NSW
  • Bachelor of Architecture, UQ
  • Bachelor of Science – Built Environment, QUT
  • Fellow Australian Institute of Architects
  • Member Queensland Urban Design and Places Panel
  • Board Member, Griffith University Cities Research Institute
  • Member Committee for Brisbane, Management Committee
  • Member Committee for Brisbane, 2032 Olympics Legacy Sub Committee
  • President Urban Design Alliance of Queensland, 2012–2014
  • Founding Member, Urban Design Alliance of Queensland
  • Past Member, Toowoomba Urban Design and Placemaking Panel
  • Member, Maroochydore City Centre Design Review Panel, 2018-current
  • Design Tutor, QUT 2004–2008, 2010
  • Guest Lecturer and Design Critic, QUT
  • Guest Design Critic, UQ 2006–2007
  • 2022 Moreton Bay Polycentric City Vision Award for Regional Growth | National Awards for Local Government
  • 2021 Award for Community Contribution | Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Queensland (Poona Community Infrastructure Plan)
  • 2019 UDIA National Awards for Excellence - Master Planned Development (Parklands)
  • 2019 Commendation for Excellence in Urban Design | Minister’s Awards for Urban Design (The Urban Ground Design Guidelines)
  • 2019 Commendation for Urban Design | Gold Coast Architecture Awards
  • Shortlisted for Leadership & Research (City & Regional Scale) | Australian Urban Design Awards (The Urban Ground Design Guidelines)
  • 2018 Minister’s Award for Urban Design (Parklands)
  • 2018 Australian Institute of Architects QLD Karl Langer Award for Urban Design (Parklands)
  • 2018 Urban Developer Awards Development of the Year - Communities (Parklands)