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Jill Garner

Government Architect

Jill Garner

Jill Garner is a highly respected architect with 40 years of experience. Her work in architecture and public advocacy extends across practice, education, public and professional bodies. Jill's contribution to exemplary design is recognised with the following honours:

  • Order of Australia (AM) awarded by the Council of the Order of Australia
  • Life Fellow (LFRAIA) awarded by the Australian Institute of Architects.

Jill leads the team at the Office of the Victorian Government Architect. She is also the Lead Chair of the Victorian Design Review Panel. Significant state projects that Jill's advice and advocacy have impacted include:

  • Melbourne Arts Precinct
  • Melbourne Olympic Park
  • Federation Square
  • Melbourne Metro Rail
  • Level Crossing Removal projects.

In addition to regular industry, public and university speaking appointments, Jill has been part of several design juries for significant public projects including:

  • National Gallery of Victoria – NGV Contemporary
  • Victorian School Design Awards – annual involvement
  • Good Design Awards Australia
  • Victorian Premiers Design Awards
  • 2016 Venice Biennale Committee – exhibition selection chair.

She is also a past examiner and board member of the Architects Registration Board of Victoria (ARBV).

Jill maintains involvement in architectural practice with Garner Davis Architects. The firm works across both private and public projects. Projects include:

  • Asylum Seekers Resource Centre, Dandenong
  • Medical Cntres, Dandenong and Wonthaggi
  • TAFEspace – Wodonga
  • Northcote Townhall Revisioning
  • Mornington Library and Shire Customer Service Centre
  • Wagga Wagga Civic Centre, art galleries and library.

Jill is passionate about promoting the value of contextual and integrated design thinking. She promotes collaboration across the various design disciplines.

Reviewed 06 January 2023