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Chapter Council comprises elected members from Queensland and works with staff to guide the Chapter’s policy and program agenda. The Queensland Chapter President, elected by local members, represents the state’s interests on National Council as well as being a public spokesperson on local policy and Institute activities. 

2024 - 2026 Elected Queensland Chapter CouncilLors


Kirsty Volz RAIA
Kirsty Volz RAIA

Dr Kirsty Volz is an architect and academic who specialises in design-led solutions for housing. She is a passionate advocate for the role that architects have to play in delivering the resilient, affordable and adaptable needs of housing in 21st century Australia. Her research focuses on design-led policy for the built environment and the role of architects working in government.

Kirsty is a Senior Lecturer in architecture and the course coordinator for the Bachelor of Architectural Design at the Queensland University of Technology. She is a co-director of architectural practice Toussaint and Volz. Outside of this, Kirsty has published several articles, encyclopaedia entries and book chapters on histories of Queensland’s early women in architecture.


Josephine is a registered architect, urbanist and design advocate with over 19 years’ experience working within the built environment. As a Director within the Office of the Queensland Government Architect, Josephine is passionate about influencing and advocating for high quality urban environments across Queensland.

Based on a career in both private practice and government, she recognises the importance of supporting design excellence through the establishment of strong project foundations. Whether it be through policy, procurement, project formation or delivery, Josephine has contributed to numerous initiatives to support industry in delivering exceptional project outcomes.

Her membership on the Queensland Chapter Council allows her to both connect with the profession whilst drawing on recent experience in developing policies and implementation strategies related to healthy places, accessibility and inclusion, connecting to Country, heritage and BIM.

Josephine MacLeod RAIA


Andrew Noonan RAIA
Andrew Noonan RAIA

We are deeply embedded in a period of rapidly evolving values and increasing challenges around the state of climate, equity, biodiversity, and resource availability. 

We need to have a deep understanding of these values of our communities and the complexities and challenges that we all face. 

We need to work together, not only as architects, but with others in the construction industry – from manufacturers & suppliers to contractors & consultant to financial institutions & government agencies. 

We need to leverage the opportunities we have in our unique role as visionaries of a better future to amplify and expedite a more inclusive, more equitable and more resilient future. 

We need to work more closely with our architecture schools to closely align practice with education. 

We need our AIA leadership to deeply listen, to engage with government and to support our members to inspire leadership through our profession. 

As a sustainable design lead and architect at Hassell and a member of the Queensland and National Climate Action and Sustainability Committees, I navigate these issues through leading change, advocating for better outcomes, coaching architects and designer and work with multiple levels of governments to enact policies that lead to better outcomes for everyone.


I am an accomplished built environment advocate, urban thinker, and strategist, focused on creating narratives that reinforce place while provoking new pattern generation to reinforce inclusive public design. 

I bring over 20 years of project diversity in building design, infrastructure, open space planning and urban design, with experience in Australia and the UK, in the public and private sectors. I currently manage the Place Branch for Toowoomba Regional Council, a team of planners, landscape architects, architects, certifiers, and environmental planners, focused on projects and policy to effect positive built environment outcomes. 

Working as a regional member of the Institute, in a government planning and design role, while also managing Council’s Private Certification Business Unit (administering building approvals across regional QLD and near neighbours in SEQ), offers me excellent exposure to a diverse and evolving architectural environment. 

I am passionate about promoting climatically responsive architecture (driving development of the Warm Temperate Climate Building Design Guidelines), finding solutions for the systemic lack of diversity in housing in regional communities, and ensuring we develop inclusive towns that encourage positive social investment. 

I relish effective communication and collaboration and I would be thrilled to contribute to the Queensland Chapter Council.

Jade Bebbington RAIA Grad.
Jade Bebbington RAIA Grad.



My Background is in multidisciplinary Environmental Science. I have a long engagement with sustainability. An understanding issues of climate change, resource depletion, degradation of land and soil, loss of biodiversity, contamination of air and water and so on is something I have brought to my architectural practice and teaching.

Responding to these issues provides considerable opportunities for architecture. Beyond technological and practical changes, architecture (and design more broadly) has a more fundamental role in dealing with the complexities of the ways we live, the places in which we live and the land that supports us.

I want to be part of the National Council to make sure broader and newer thinking about architecture, now and in the future, is brought to the table and is thoughtfully considered, to develop the opportunities for the architecture and build its value to society.

After the Covid disruptions, political change and resurgence of concern with Climate and our environment more broadly, the current context in which we find ourselves is the time to (re)start reconnecting with our environment and community, considering these broader issues and think about the role(s) of architects in the future: as leading makers of human habitation.


I’m co-director of POD (People Oriented Design), a regional practice recognised for our commitment to sustainability and work with First Nations peoples. I value the connection between practice and research and hold an adjunct position at Griffith Uni. My qualifications in architecture and landscape architecture underpin a multi-disciplinary approach to advocacy.

The values we uphold are essential to the integrity and ongoing relevance of the profession. It has been an honour to represent members on Chapter Council since 2020. In the past four years I have focussed on EDI and First Nations topics through Council, committees, and as a 2023 State Juror. 

I was pleased to champion the introduction of a social impact prize, commencing in the 2024 awards. As 2024 awards co-chair, I’m working strategically with the incoming state jury and chapter office to further elevate the reputation and reach of the state awards program.

I seek your vote because I believe the rich diversity in our regional representation is central to the identity of Queensland architecture. For me, the future of architecture in Queensland is exciting and I know we can continue to influence change beyond our profession with our collective voice, through strategic leadership and advocacy.

Belinda Allwood FRAIA
Belinda Allwood FRAIA

2023 - 2025 Elected Queensland Chapter CouncilLors


Roger Mainwood LFRAIA
Roger Mainwood LFRAIA

Roger Mainwood is founding director of Cairns based practice TPG Architects. Roger has been practicing in Far North Queensland since 1987. 

He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at JCU, Urban Planning, and was awarded the RAIA SA Medal for Best Granduant. Roger is currently Chair of Regional Affairs Committee and a Chapter Councilor. 

Roger is an unrelenting advocate for all things regional and argues that the regional platform is fundamental and unique to the membership group and one of the great strengths of the Queensland Chapter that we should encourage. 


Aaron Peters co-founded Vokes and Peters with Stuart Vokes in 2015. 

The practice is known for producing buildings that respond to prevailing settings, cultural narratives, human occupation and the presence of nature.

Vokes and Peters has been widely recognized for its private houses, however, the practice also works across a range of cultural and commercial projects, heritage conservation, furniture and teaching.

Aaron is a member of the Queensland Australian Institute of Architects Chapter Council, AACA Accreditation Standing Panel, and Abedian School of Architecture Industry Advisory Panel. 

He has written and spoken widely about suburban Brisbane housing, small-scale urbanism, and the contribution of private houses to the civic life of the city.

Aaron Peters FRAIA
Aaron Peters FRAIA



With a deep awareness of the responsibility, we have as architects to design with great regard for long-term impacts, Shy noted in his election pitch he will advocate, broadening the reach of our profession, to enact change and enrich lives now and for future generations.

Shy’s election pitch outlines: “The learnings from the road and the support I have received during my tenure as a State Juror on the Queensland’s Architecture Awards program the past two years, fueled my desire to continue giving back to the profession that has taught me so much. There is much work to be done, we cannot turn back and we cannot walk alone.”

Throughout his career, he has played an active role in design advocacy through implementing good design processes on city shaping projects, contributing to the public realm through authoring design guidelines, teaching at universities, and as a design advisory panel member for both State and Local Government agencies’, providing independent design advice on the design of major infrastructure, urban-planning project and policy. 

Shy believes his experience and high smiling index will bring a fresh perspective and help unite our causes.


Caroline is a highly skilled designer, communicator and leader of teams on complex city shaping projects. Her experience spans 34 years and projects around Australian and in London and South East Asia. 

Caroline’s consistent design focus has been to deploy design excellence to address the complex issues of cities. 

She prioritises listening to people and place as a foundation for creativity, climatic design, collaborative and technically integrated design, social architecture and addressing environmental challenges. 

This sustained focus on design quality has been recognised through numerous architecture and planning awards. 

Caroline is an Adjunct Professor in the Creative Industries Faculty at QUT, and a regularly invited conference speaker. 

She is active in her professional community: serving on Brisbane City Council’s Integrated Design Advisory Panel, The Queensland Urban Design and Places Panel and has recently served on the Australian Institute of Architect’s Queensland Chapter Council. 

Caroline Stalker FRAIA
Caroline Stalker FRAIA


Renee Bourke RAIA
Renee Bourke RAIA | Photography by Lilly Tidswell
Jarred Gunn RAIA
Jarred Gunn RAIA | Photography by Alanna Jayne McTiernan


Harvey Rogers | Bond University
Harvey Rodgers
Bond University
Lucy Stefanovic
Lucy Stefanovic
University of Queensland
Alejandro Lopes
Alejandro (Alex) Lopez
Queensland University of Technology
Nicka Bazvand
Nicka Bazvand
Griffith University

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