Madigan Architecture was established by Damian Madigan in 2006 following a number of years as an Associate in a medium-sized practice. Projects with which Damian has been involved throughout his career have received awards and commendations from organisations including The Australian Institute of Architects, The Civic Trust and Think Brick Australia. As an individual, he is a recipient of the Woods Bagot Scholarship in Architecture and multiple teaching awards.

Damian is a Lecturer in Architecture at the School of Art, Architecture and Design at the University of South Australia and holds a PhD from the School of Art, Design & Architecture at Monash University in Melbourne. In 2017 Damian was appointed to the South Australian State Government’s Design Review Panel, a group of built environment experts supporting the SA Government Architect in reviewing proposed projects of significance for Adelaide.

Madigan Architecture is particularly focussed on the adaptation of and additions to existing villas and cottages in Adelaide and the ability for our established suburbs to continue to meet our changing needs over time. You can read more about this in the research section of this site.

Damian has served as an Australian Institute of Architects South Australian Chapter Councillor, the Chair and SA representative of the AIA’s National Committee for Continuing Professional Development, and a convenor and Chair of the Practice of Architecture Learning Series. He has also served as an AIA (SA) Awards Juror and Awards Jury Chair in the categories of Commercial, Interior, Heritage and Collaborative Architecture and in Urban Design.

In 2013, Damian was elevated to the status of Fellow of the AIA (FRAIA), a title which serves to recognise a “significant contribution to the profession” of architecture

His speculative infill housing scheme Established Manors won the Manor House category in the national Missing Middle Design Competition, being described by the jury as an “innovative, practical and ethical idea”.