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Madeleine John

Architectural Graduate
BRegTownPlan, BArchDes, MArch (UQ)


Madeleine John graduated with a Master of Architecture from The University of Queensland in 2019. She has a Bachelor of Architectural Design and a Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning from the University of Queensland, and in 2013 was awarded a scholarship to study at the University of South Carolina.


Prior to studying architecture, Madeleine gained extensive experience in town planning, working at RPS, and prior to that in the hospitality industry, principally as a conference and events coordinator at the Emporium Hotel in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, and in real estate with the Anthony John Group.


At Blight Rayner, Madeleine has gained varied experience on different types and scales of architecture, including the No. 1 Brisbane Residential Tower in Queen Street, The Lanes Town Centre (retail) on the Gold Coast, and an orphanage in Arusha, Tanzania. She is proficient in AutoCAD, Revit and Adobe Creative Suite, and is learning Rhino 3D software technology.


In 2019, Madeleine was awarded the prestigious Philip Y Bisset Planning (Architecture) Scholarship by the Australian Institute of Architects for which she will study overseas and further her interests in the future of smart cities and the impacts of disruptive technology. Madeleine was also awarded the University of Queensland dwp Prize for the highest quality presentation in the work of Architecture and Commerce Design in a Master of Architecture program, a remarkable dual achievement.

I am enjoying the flexibility of being able to work while studying, and learning on the job while working on real projects. I am particularly passionate about unifying my knowledge in urban planning to deliver a holistic approach to architecture.