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Design Hunter™ Q+A with peter Stutchbury

Design Hunter™ Q+A with peter Stutchbury

Architect and Professor Peter Stutchbury shares his design favourites with habitusliving.

Your name: Peter James Stutchbury  

What you do: Architect and Professor of architecture, Newcastle  University

Your latest project: 

  • Conference Centre, Russia
  • Invisible House, NSW, Australia

What first inspired you to be an architect? Lifestyle

What do you believe the role of architecture is in the modern world? To be responsible, to make beautiful, to inspire, to answer

Who are three people that inspire/excite you:

  • My children
  • My colleagues
  • Kenneth Frampton

What is your creative philosophy? Value original ideas

What does the term ‘Design Hunter’ mean to you?   Economy

What is your favourite…

travel destination:       

  • Jackermaroo Range, NSW
  • Pantheon, Rome

hotel/place to stay:     

periodical: GA – Global Architecture

luxury goods company: Swiss Army

value for money company: Milro

design classic: 

  • Star Peg Fencepost
  • 1967 Aston Martin

new design: Palm House – NSW

type of chair: Butterfly

meal: Wild duck and Sydney Rock Oysters


  • Boat House, NSW
  • Live Sushimi Table – Ito Japan

drink: North Tasmania, Pinot Noir

bar: Louth hotel – Darling River


book: The Secret River, by Kate Grenville

item in your studio: People

artwork: My country

artistWilly Tjungurrayi

piece of technology: Google world – Near maps