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President

Dominique Hunter

Dominique is a registered building practitioner, founder and design director at Hunter & Richards Interior Design.  Driven by classic design, Dominique’s focus is in creating an optimal living space that maximises the surrounding environment with sustainable features.

Bringing more than 20 years’ design expertise and industry knowledge, and has served on the Committee of Management for 12 years, having held both the treasurer and vice president positions.

Dominique’s ambition is to help the Association shape a cohesive design industry, built on teamwork and collaboration amongst all design parties, and will drive the celebration of good building design through education, advocacy and communication.

Chief Executive Officer

Peta Anderson

With more than 20 years of experience as a leader of change, communications and training, Peta is dedicated to managing the strategic direction of learning experiences and member engagement. Her experience includes publicly listed companies within the legal technology sector, private practice and government.  She is most passionate about creating relevant, forward-thinking and innovative initiatives that meet not only the needs of where the building design industry is today, but where it needs to be prepared to go tomorrow.

Members of the Committee of Management

Ingrid Hornung (Vice President)

Designs for You

Ingrid has been working as a building designer in Melbourne since 1996; and she is passionate about creating homes that combine pleasure, practicality and sustainability for (and with) her clients. She is a firm believer that that every renovation is an opportunity to make a difference, to both people and the environment; and is committed to giving back to an association that has always focused on supporting and promoting its members.

Peter Lombo (Treasurer)

Archisign

Peter graduated at RMIT University in 1986 with an Associate Diploma of Architectural Technology and founded Archsign in 1988.

Peter’s passion for collaboration and rapport with his team deliver the best quality in design and value for clients. His direction is prominent in the quality assurance of the design, documentation and construction phases, including the ongoing coordination with client representatives, project managers and consultants. Peter is a member of the Building Practitioners’ Board (BPB) and has received a number of awards for his work.

Lindsay Douglas (Immediate Past President)

Dig Design

Graduating with a degree in Architecture, Lindsay established Dig Design in 2002. He has held a longstanding and passionate belief that architecture is so much more than art and science of building design, it’s a way of life that he shares with his clients to make their dreams of beautiful living spaces come alive. Providing combined expertise in architecture and interior design, Dig Designs provide a unified approach that considers both the exterior and interior of client projects from the very first concept.

Greg Blanch (Committee Member)

DETAIL 3 Building Design

Working in architecture since 1975, Greg holds an Advanced Diploma Building Design and Project Administration, and has developed a broad understanding of architectural practice, with a special expertise in the technical aspects of design development, documentation and contract administration. As well as the core services Greg has provided significant mentoring and specialist consulting, particularly with regards to general architectural practice and contractual arrangements. Greg has lectured nationally and locally on behalf of the Australia Institute of Architects.

Timothy Ellis (Committee Member)

Glow Design Group

After graduating from Victoria University Tim worked for a Swiss German Architect which was a great learning experience in coming up to date with cutting edge Architecture and design. He studied the thermal importance of buildings which was later supported by attaining a thermal performance accreditation. Tim not only uses his building design and drafting skills, but also those of professionals in interior design and photography. Tim’s designs have been presented in Belle Magazine and Grand Designs UK magazine and he has lectured in Sustainable Building Design and Design Presentation of Architectural Drawings at Victoria University.

Jeremy Spencer (Committee Member)

Positive Footprints

A registered builder since 2006 and Thermal Performance Assessor since 2004, Jeremy is director at Design & Building company Positive Footprints.  Positive Footprints combine sustainable design, thermal assessment, and construction into one company, making high performance sustainable homes and renovations easy to achieve and affordable.  Along with his co-director wife, and team of committed craftsmen, they make modern low impact living a reality for clients.

Jeremy has given numerous lecturers over the years, taught with Master Builders Greenliving program, and co-hosted a building segment on ABC radio, in an effort to spread what he has learnt, and make sustainable construction a mainsteam proposition.

Committee Member
Position vacant
Executive

Emily Schiavello – Sustainability Advocacy & Thermal Performance Assessment

Elaine Centeno – Communications and Events

Kathryn Middis - Membership Development

Mandy Savoria - Member Liaison