Maxwell Hutchinson, was President of the Royal Institute of British Architects from 1989 to 1991. He is still a practising architect, as well as a regular radio and television broadcaster.
He has two weekly features on BBC London 94.9FM; covering London’s architecture, landmarks and “Lost London”, which is broadcast live from the streets and covers London’s history. Until recently, Maxwell also had a regular feature on BBC London News, “The Max Files”, which ran for over five years looking at areas of hidden London in detail. He is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4’s “You and Yours”, “5 Live” “Late Night Live” and BBC2’s “Newsnight”. More recently he has been a regular contributor to various strands on LBC radio.
Amongst his credits, Maxwell has written and presented three series for Discovery TV on architecture, engineering and science (‘Prefabs and Palaces’, ‘Mod Cons’ and ‘Pure Inventions’) as well as programmes for BBC2 ‘First Sight’ covering “Glass Houses” and the “London Skyline”. Maxwell was also part of the BBC team for ‘Children In Need’ and presented live from Piccadilly Circus. He has also presented “Demolition Detectives” as well as Maxwell writing and presenting a series on the social history of a Georgian House covering a 200 year span up to and including the present day.
Maxwell's best known buildings include Skylines on the Isle of Dogs, JS Pathology’s Headquarters at Camden Lock, Aztec Row in Islington and Pink Floyd’s recording studio in Britannia Row. For ten years he was Chairman of the Permorock Group of Building Product Manufacturing Companies, of which he was a founder. Maxwell was a visiting Professor at the University of Westminster and previously at the Universities of Nottingham and Queens Belfast. His book “The Prince of Wales Right or Wrong - An Architect Replies” was a best seller (Faber & Faber).
Maxwell can also talk topically on the Olympics including the Olympic Buildings ie The Aquatic Centre, The Velodrome, The Stadium etc. A history of British Olympics to include 1948 – The last Olympic Event In London in White City. Olympics in the context of London and how they will be integrated into London life and the Olympic Legacy and what it will leave.
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