Member: Peter Searle
Branch: Gold Coast
Charming, handsome family man, Peter Searle, finds it more difficult than most of us to run his Gold Coast building design practice because Peter is profoundly deaf and verbally challenged. This does not stop Peter from attending branch meetings where he “hears” the presenters by skillfully lip reading and following his talented sign language interpreter.
Prior to moving to QLD two years ago, Peter was a member of the Building Designers’ Association of Victoria (now “Design Matters”) where his first submission into a design awards competition made him a winner in the Multi Residential Design Awards category. Other awards followed, including being included as a finalist in the top ten Australian designers in the James Hardie Design Awards, and these wins were instrumental in helping Peter to gain personal and business recognition among his peers and in the industry.