Jill Garner took the helm of the Office of the Victorian Government Architect in 2015, stepping into the role as a public advocate for architecture and design after more than twenty years practice. As an architect, her practice—Garner Davis—has received numerous industry awards for delivering sensitive, crafted public and private work. As a design advisor and advocate in government, she strongly promotes the value of contextual, integrated design thinking and a collaborative approach across design disciplines.
Jill has taught at both RMIT and Melbourne University in design, theory and contemporary history; she is one of the first graduates of the innovative practice based Masters by Design at RMIT; she is a past board member and examiner for the Architects Registration Board Victoria; she chairs the national Committee for the Venice Architecture Biennale and is a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects.
Jill Garner. Photo by Eamon Gallagher Photography.