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Basic Biographical Details

Name: Peter Charles Maidment
Born: 1926
Bio Notes: Peter Charles Maidment was born in 1926 and would seem to have been educated in Harpenden. He studied at Edinburgh College of Art for the diploma in architecture. He was elected a student member of the RIBA in 1949.

Emigration records suggest he made a trip to India in 1940 while he was a still a schoolboy. He was elected ARIBA in 1950. He worked briefly for Gordon & Dey as part of his required experience after completing his course.

He moved permanently to Perth, Australia, to join his family, sailing on the Himalaya on 7 March 1951. He took a job with Hobbs Winning & Leighton for a year before joining the Public Works Department. In 1960 he entered a competition for houses at the Commonwealth Village and won one of the house designs. He joined with GW Finn, EH Van Mens, also from the Public Works Department and together they won the competition for the design and development of the Public Offices complex of five buildings, adjacent to Parliament House. Finn Van Mens & Maidment joined with Howlett & Bailey and designed their own three storey office building.

The prospect of a job in Malaysia took Maidment there on an exploratory visit. A Singapore office was established along with Hong Boon Sim, a Chinese student who had worked for the practice in Australia. The Singapore job did not come to fruition and due to lack of work the office there was closed. Maidment returned to Perth in mid-1967.

Because of a recession in the building industry in 1970 the firm was dissolved. Maidment joined a practice in Fiji. He returned to Sydney in September 1973. In due course he joined the practice of Lund Hutton Newall Paulsen and supervised the construction of the Orange Civic Centre in Sydney. He retired in 1988.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 410, Chalmers Crecent, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1949 *1950 
Item 2 of 414, Thongsbridge Street, Mount Lawley, Perth, Western Australia, AustraliaPrivateBefore 1952 *After 1959 
Item 3 of 419, Bradford Street, Mount Lawley, Perth, Western Australia, AustraliaPrivate1965After 1970 
Item 4 of 45, Mount Pleasant Avenue, French's Forest, NSW, AustraliaPrivate1979After 1987 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Gordon & Dey1950 Assistant 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 7RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1949-1950   
Item 2 of 7RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 7RIBA1955Kalendar 1954-1955   
Item 4 of 7RIBA1960The RIBA Kalendar 1959-19601959-1960  
Item 5 of 7RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 6 of 7RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 7 of 7RIBA1987RIBA Directory of Members 1987   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of P C MaidmentInformation sent to Dictionary Sent 3 August 2012.


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