Jill Garner

Government Architect

Jill Garner
Jill Garner

Jill Garner is a highly respected architect with 40 years experience extending across practice and government in Victoria. Jill became the first woman Victorian Government Architect in 2015. She leads the expert OVGA team, maintaining a hands-on role in many significant projects including:

  • Melbourne Arts Precinct Regeneration
  • Melbourne Olympic Park masterplan rollout (2012-2022)
  • Federation Square - review of public purpose and built form
  • Melbourne Metro Rail
  • Level Crossing Removal projects
  • Future Homes

With a commitment to exemplary design, Jill's impactful advice and advocacy work with the Office of the Victorian Government Architect includes:

  • Chair of the Victorian Design Review Panel
  • Chair and/or jury member for diverse government project competitions
  • Chair and/or jury member for diverse government awards
  • Regular industry, government, public and university speaking engagements

Jill's qualifications include:

  • Appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant services to architecture, to professional associations and to education
  • Life Fellow (LFRAIA) of the Australian Institute of Architects
  • Master of Architecture by Design (RMIT University)
  • Bachelor of Architecture (RMIT University)

As a passionate advocate for architecture and design in government, and a commitment to building legacy for our community, Jill promotes the value of contextual, integrated design thinking and a collaborative approach across design disciplines.