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Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Peter Charles Maidment |
|Designation: || |
|Born: ||1926 |
|Died: || |
|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 :|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|10, Chalmers Crecent, Edinburgh, Scotland||Private||1949 *||1950|| |
|14, Thongsbridge Street, Mount Lawley, Perth, Western Australia, Australia||Private||Before 1952 *||After 1959|| |
|19, Bradford Street, Mount Lawley, Perth, Western Australia, Australia||Private||1965||After 1970|| |
|5, Mount Pleasant Avenue, French's Forest, NSW, Australia||Private||1979||After 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):|
| ||Name||Date from||Date to||Position||Notes|
|Gordon & Dey||1950|| ||Assistant|| |
|The following books contain references to this :|
|RIBA||1950||The RIBA Kalendar 1949-1950|| || || |
|RIBA||1950||The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|RIBA||1955||Kalendar 1954-1955|| || || |
|RIBA||1960||The RIBA Kalendar 1959-1960||1959-1960|| || |
|RIBA||1970||RIBA Directory 1970|| || || |
|RIBA||1979||Directory of members|| || || |
|RIBA||1987||RIBA Directory of Members 1987|| || || |
|The following archives hold material relating to this :|
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|Courtesy of P C Maidment||Information sent to Dictionary|| ||Sent 3 August 2012.|
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