Co-founder and Director,
Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects
Finn Pedersen is a Co-founder and Director of Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects, a Perth and Melbourne based studio with a diverse body of work throughout Australia. They practice in the fields of Housing, Education, Health, Justice and Cultural Buildings with a focus on direct engagement with the indigenous peoples of Australia. Finn studied architecture at Curtin University in Perth, and following graduation he spent five years working for an Aboriginal Community owned practice in the town of Broome in far North of Western Australia where he focused on the design and delivery of infrastructure, cultural and housing projects for remote Aboriginal Communities. Returning to Perth in 1999 he co-founded Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects with his former student friends Adrian Iredale and Martyn Hook. Together they undertook a joint Masters/PhD in Architecture through Practice at RMIT University in Melbourne at the invitation of Professor Leon van Schaik AO in 2008. Finn has an interest in Culture, Social Justice, landscape, and how architecture can affect and enhance the relationship between people and place. He has worked with many Aboriginal communities throughout remote Western Australia and is particularly interested in the manner that architecture and design can provide innovative solutions that are deeply respectful of traditional culture. Finn is the Vice Chairperson of the Wyemando and Jimmy Pike Trusts which provide grant finding for indigenous language preservation and artist travel scholarships for remote area Aboriginal Artists. Finn was the co-founder of Environs Kimberley – a Broome based environmental group protecting the Kimberley country in Western Australia. Finn was the Director in charge on the Fitzroy Crossing Renal Hostel, WAF Winner Best Use of Colour 2017 and the Walumba Elders Centre- WAF Winner Health Category 2015 and Architecture of Necessity, Sweden 2016.