Geraldine Maher

Portrait of Geraldine Maher

Director, Maher Design

Jury Chair

Geraldine Maher founded Maher Design in 2018 after several successful years as a Director of Interiors at a large architectural firm. Maher Design works on projects across Australia from two studios located in Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Geraldine’s critical attention to design brings an inherent authenticity to her work. Her practice is predicated on the philosophy that acknowledgment of the human circumstance is the driving force behind the best creative outcomes. Close collaboration with clients is always underpinned by rigorous commitment to exploration of ideas, spatial manipulation, material and detail. She is passionate about creating spaces that reflect her clients’ personality and ethos, to ensure that each project transcends the whims of trends and is truly unique.

Throughout her career Geraldine has played a pivotal role in the successful completion of a range of award winning projects in a variety of sectors including; hospitality, workplace, education, retail, justice and public facilities. Her practice has seen her work throughout Australia, Hong Kong and Germany and she continues to maintain international connections, travelling frequently to expand her knowledge and experiences.

The establishment of Maher Design allows Geraldine to focus on bespoke residential, hospitality and small workplace projects, whilst enjoying continued involvement on larger public projects through collaboration with architectural practices and consultation to industry.