Keynote host

Mike Chapman

Expect Mike Chapman’s unique brand of ByDesign sizzle as the A’23 Keynote Host. Mike is the executive producer and co-founder of the ByDesign series, which includes the hit CBS television show America ByDesign: Architecture. Now in its second season, the show celebrates the power of good design and features AIA members.

Mike Chapman headshot with the words "keynote host" repeated in the background


Mike Chapman is the director of MWC Media, co-director of MWC Productions US, and executive producer and co-founder of the ByDesign brand.

Mike’s television career spans more than 35 years, including producing, directing, and on-screen work. He has been a leader in producing design and lifestyle content for most of his career, initially in Australia and New Zealand, before expanding to the international stage.

His producing credits include: Australia’s Most Amazing Homes, NINE Network; Big Brother Australia, TEN Network; 5 O’clock with Jude, TVNZ; Vet Tales, TVNZ; Passionate Players, TEN Network; Habitus House of the Year, Channel 7; The Travelling Chef, TEN Network and TVNZ; Secrets of Bangkok, Discovery Channel; Love Shack, NINE Network Australia; and Pushing the Boundaries, WIN Network.

In 2016, Mike collaborated with Una Maybin and a production and sales team to create the ByDesign series. Premiering on Australian screens, the series was embraced by both the design community and mainstream TV audiences, with this swift success leading to elevation via the Paramount Group to CBS audiences in the U.S.

Working closely with respected, internationally renowned designers from the architectural, industrial design, and entrepreneurial fields, Mike has honed his influence in this space, and is a respected international design commentator. Today, Mike’s onscreen insights and storytelling are enjoyed by millions of viewers on CBS, Channel 10, and numerous syndicated platforms.

Mike continues to be one of the chief creative forces behind the expanding ByDesign ecosystem, collaborating with designers around the world, and guiding the ByDesign production teams in both the MWC New York and Melbourne studios.