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Keynote speaker Maxwell Hutchinson is an architect, writer and broadcaster. He has written several books, and has appeared on countless radio and television programs covering architecture, lifestyle and London Life. Maxwell also runs his own successful architectural practice in Central London and some of his most known buildings include skylines at Canary Wharf as well as Aztec Row in Islington.
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Maxwell Hutchinson was in 1989 to 1991 the President of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He is both an architect and broadcaster. As a broadcaster he is weekly on the Robert Elms Show on BBC London, where he covers architecture, lifestyle and London life. He is additionally a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4, BBC Breakfast News and Newsnight. For his contributions to broadcasting he has been widely recognized. He was the runner-up for the BT Regional News Presenter of the Year Award and has been nominated for two Royal Television Society Awards. He also recently won a Sony Award for ‘Best Specialist Contributor’ for his contribution to BBC Radio London 94.9FM. Additionally he contributed to the coverage of the London 2012 Olympics for BBC London, Sky News and NBC News.
His list of programs as a presenter includes a number of distinguished architectural programs for BBC, Channel 4 and The Discovery Channel. His TV credits, include writing and presenting the Channel 4 series “No 57, The History of A House” covering the social history of a Georgian House over a 200-year span up to and including the present day. To accompany the series, he also wrote the book. In addition to this book, Maxwell has written several other books. One of them, ‘The Prince of Wales Right or Wrong – An Architect Replies’ was a best-seller (Faber & Faber).
As a broadcaster he has been involved in BBC Restoration Nation and BBC Songs of Praise. He also wrote and presented the historical documentary on Eleanor of Castile (1290) for Five TV and he was the Presenter of the 8 part BBC 2 series, How To Rescue a House. He is currently presenting various programs for Inside Out on BBC 1.
In between his broadcasting schedule, he is developing a number of historical projects for both television and publishing. He is enjoying writing his first fictional novel “The Apprentice of New Nazarus”. He also enjoys composing music outside of work. He has composed three stage musicals and written a requiem mass. He also enjoys playing the piano and the guitar. Maxwell is a commissioned lay-preacher at Our Most Holy Redeemer, Clerkenwell.
Aside from his role as a presenter and broadcaster, Maxwell is a member of the Board of Trustees of The University of London. He is also the founder and Chairman of “Article 25” (formerly Architects for Aid) a charity he set up after surviving the 2004 Tsunami in Sri Lanka.
Maxwell has run his own architectural practice in Central London for over 35 years. His most renowned buildings include Skylines at Canary Wharf, JS Pathology’s Headquarters at Camden Lock and Aztec Row in Islington. For ten years he was Chairman of the Permarock Group of Building Product Manufacturing Companies of which he was a founder and he is currently the Chairman of Holland Hannen and Cubitts.
He continues to host corporate events and has chaired three series of lectures at The Royal Academy of London, “The Architects Who Made London with Maxwell Hutchinson”.