Maxwell Hutchinson was President of the Royal Institute of British Architects from 1989 to 1991. He is a practicing architect and regular radio and television broadcaster. He has a weekly feature on the Robert Elms Show on BBC Radio London covering architecture, lifestyle and London life. He is also a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4, BBC Breakfast News and Newsnight. He was runner-up for the BT Regional News Presenter of the Year Award and has been nominated for two Royal Television Society Awards. More recently Maxwell won a Sony Award for ‘Best Specialist Contributor’ for his contribution to BBC Radio London 94.9FM. He also contributed to the coverage of the 2012 London Olympics for BBC London, Sky News and NBC News as well as covering the Queen’s Jubilee, the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton for a number of broadcasters. Other credits include commentating on the history of the Chapel Royal for the christening of Prince George.


He has presented a number of distinguished architectural programmes for BBC, Channel 4 and The Discovery Channel. Amongst his TV credits, Maxwell wrote and presented the Channel 4 series "No 57, The History of A House" covering the social history of a Georgian House over a 200-year span up to and including the present day. He also wrote the book to accompany the series. Other broadcasting credits include BBC Restoration Nation and BBC Songs of Praise. He also wrote and presented the historical documentary on Eleanor of Castile (1290) for Five TV and he was the Presenter of the 8 part BBC 2 series, How To Rescue a House. He is continues to present various programmes for Inside Out on BBC 1 and he recently presented Guardians of Time for transmission on ABC Australia.


Maxwell is also a member of the Board of Trustees of The University of London and the founder and Chairman of “Article 25” (formerly Architects for Aid) a charity he set up after surviving the Tsunami in Sri Lanka in 2004.


His book ‘The Prince of Wales Right or Wrong – An Architect Replies’ was a best-seller (Faber & Faber).


Maxwell has been running his own successful architectural practice in Central London for over 35 years. His better-known buildings include Skylines at Canary Wharf, JS Pathology’s Headquarters at Camden Lock and Aztec Row in Islington. For ten years he was Chairman of the Permarock Group of Building Product Manufacturing Companies of which he was a founder and was also the Chairman of Holland Hannen and Cubitts.


In between his busy broadcasting schedule, he is developing a number of historical projects for both television and publishing. He is thoroughly enjoying writing his first fictional novel “The Apprentice of New Nazarus”.


He continues to host keynote talks for corporate events and has also chaired three series of lectures at The Royal Academy of London, “The Architects Who Made London with Maxwell Hutchinson”.


Apart from his work, Maxwell enjoys composing music. He has composed three stage musicals and written a requiem mass. He also enjoys playing the piano and the guitar and uses his expertise as a musician and artist to help develop art projects connected to churches in East London.


In 2014 Maxwell was ordained as a deacon at St Paul’s Cathedral by the Bishop of London, Richard Chartres.