Peter Hignett

Planbuild provides complete services to a budget as architects, town planners and builders. During 50 years in business we have undertaken residential, commercial, industrial and community projects through design, approvals and construction. We also have a significant involvement with land division and building inspection/repair.

Following graduation in architecture from the University of Adelaide, Peter Hignett, the principal of Planbuild, undertook post graduate study and worked overseas as an Architect and Town Planner in Toronto, London and New York. On his return to Adelaide, Australia, he commenced the business ‘Planbuild – Complete Planning and Building Service’ in 1970.

Curriculum Vitae

Academic Qualifications

Peter Hignett as principal of Planbuild has the following qualifications:

Bachelor of Architecture – University ofAdelaide
Master of Architecture & Urban Design – University of Toronto
Diploma in Civic Design (Planning) – University of Edinburgh
Certificate in Traffic Planning – University of NSW
Qualified Building Inspector
Class 1 Unrestricted Builders License (G7082)
Diploma in Music (Jazz Piano Performance) – University of Adelaide

Membership of Professional Organisations

Fellow Australian Planning Institute
Fellow Australian Institute of Architects
Member Royal Town Planning Institute (UK)
Member Master Builders Association


RAIA HAL Scholarship (Transportation Corridor Planning)
RAIA Award of Merit (Aboriginal Hostel Alice Springs)
National Timber in Architecture Award (House, Mitcham)
RAIA Royal Doulton Research Award (Development Control Procedure)
Civic Truct Award (Dulwich Community and Shopping Centre)

Adelaide Building Brokers (ABB) is a division of Planbuild directed specifically towards providing building design, obtaining approvals and construction to a budget for all building design types including alterations, extensions, repairs and fitout.

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223 Hutt Street
Adelaide 5000
South Australia

Telephone: (08) 8232 0177
Facsimile: (08) 8232 0150

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Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm or by appointment