2017 Judging Panel

2017 Cubby House Challenge® Judging Panel. 

2017 saw the introduction of a panel of industry experts to judge the Cubby House Challenge®.  Inaugural judge Peter Maddison, host of Lifestyle Channel’s Grand Designs Australia was joined by architect Joe Snell; interior designer Fiona Lynch; Lucy Feagins, editor of The Design Files; and Alice Stolz, National Managing Editor of Domain and parenting expert, Dr Justin Coulson, a highly sought-after international speaker and author.

Students from Carlton Gardens Primary School, the foremost experts in play, assisted the judging panel to award the category of Kid’s Choice, which this year was awarded to MySpace by Grimshaw Architects.

This year’s judging panel were all selected for their knowledge, expertise, and experience within building and design, real estate and the well-being of young people, along with their willingness to volunteer and commit their time to the judging process.



 Peter Maddison

Architect and host of Grand Designs Australia

“The Cubby House Challenge is an inspiring

event that motivates designers, architects,

builders and auctioneers to ‘face off,’ all vying

to outdo each other in a philanthropic atmosphere”




Dr. Justin Coulson

Parenting & relationship expert

“I’m thrilled to be able to participate in the

Kids Under Cover Cubby House Challenge.

And as a dad to 6 kids, I am excited to see

what inspiring ideas I can take home for

my own family!”  READ MORE



 Fiona Lynch

Interior Designer

“Kids Under Cover is a charity that I have

admired for some time for their work in our

community & the change they bring to children’s lives”






Lucy Feagins

Editor of The Design Files

“I’m excited to see the very best Australian architects

& designers channel their inner child to design the

ultimate kid’s cubby house, and to raise awareness

about youth homelessness in the process”





Alice Stolz

National Managing Editor of Domain

“Having a safe place to grow and play is essential for children.

I am honored to be able to bring some attention to help raise

money and awareness for Kids Under Cover”






If you are unable to come along to see the cubby exhibition at the Flower & Garden Show you can purchase a raffle ticket or simply make a donation to Kids Under Cover


Auctioneers announced – read the press release

Design & build teams announced – read the press release

Judging panel announced – read the press release


Return to the Cubby House Challenge page HERE