David Islip

Principal Adviser – architecture and urban design

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David Islip is an architect with expertise in the private sector and local government prior to a long-term commitment to the Office of the Victorian Government Architect. With more than 25 years of experience, David has established a reputation as a respected advocate and strategic adviser on the policies, processes and principles that inform excellent architecture and urban design. In his role as Principal Adviser, David’s focus includes work in:

  • procurement processes
  • housing
  • education
  • arts, cultural and tourism projects.

David maintains an active role in the profession, presenting at industry conferences and participating in architectural competition and awards processes. His impact and influence through the following OVGA outputs have been significant:

  • 'Government as Smart Client' guide to project procurement
  • Post Occupancy Evaluations of Victoria’s new schools
  • Better Apartment Design Standards
  • Principles, review and guidance for Public Housing Renewal projects.

David's qualifications include:

  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects
  • Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) (University of Melbourne)
  • Bachelor of Planning and Design (Hons) (University of Melbourne).

David’s roles with the Architect’s Registration Board of Victoria (ARBV), Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA), and university course advisory boards evoke his commitment to an evidence-based approach to policy, procurement and project delivery.