Anthony Burke takes the helm of Grand Designs Australia with two new series in 2024

In an exciting announcement, the ABC has revealed Anthony Burke as the new host for Grand Designs Australia TV, ushering in a fresh era for the beloved show.

Anthony Burke, M.S. AAD Columbia University NY, B.Arch (hons 1st) UNSW, is already well-known in the industry as Editor-At-Large of Grand Designs Australia Magazine and Head Judge for the Grand Designs Australia Magazine House of the Year Program, brings a wealth of architectural expertise to his new role.


The first series, set to premiere on January 4th, is a groundbreaking addition to the Grand Designs lineup. Titled “Grand Designs Transformations,” this brand-new format co-hosted by Burke and Yasmine Ghoniem of YSG Studios focuses on home renovations. Each episode will feature two transformative projects, promising an engaging exploration of the art and innovation behind home makeovers.

Simultaneously, Anthony Burke will also be at the helm of the cherished original Grand Designs Australia format. The return of this series is eagerly anticipated, with dates set to be announced in early 2024. Known for showcasing ambitious architectural projects and design journeys, the show has become a beacon for those embarking on their own architectural ventures.

Anthony Burke’s extensive background, including his academic achievements and global contributions as a TV presenter and lecturer, further solidifies his position as a fitting host for the Grand Designs Australia franchise. A graduate of Columbia University in New York and UNSW, he has left an indelible mark on the field, holding positions at esteemed institutions worldwide, including Beijing Institute of Technology and Institute of Teknolgi, Bandung, Indonesia and as Head of Architecture, and Associate Dean International in the faculty of Design, Architecture and Building at UTS until 2020.

Grand Designs Australia Magazine, under Burke’s editorial influence, continues to be a vital resource for the industry. With 162,000 readers, it stands as a leader in its category, offering a unique blend of inspiration and information. Positioned as “the blueprint for designer living,” the publication empowers its community to plan confidently, navigate key issues, connect with product sources, and transform their dream home visions into reality.

As Anthony Burke takes the reins, the future of Grand Designs Australia looks promising, ensuring that the show remains a cornerstone of architectural inspiration for ambitious Australians in 2024 and beyond.

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