We would like to acknowledge our Institute members, both incoming and outgoing, on the Architects Registration Board of Victoria (ARBV) for 2021. The Institute has been fortunate to have so many high calibre members over many years who have contributed their expertise to this board.
To those outgoing and re-appointed members, we would like to thank you for your services on behalf of the profession over the past two years. Your contribution to providing a better built environment for consumers and in maintaining the integrity and professionalism of architects is to be applauded. Thank you for your tireless work.
We would also like to congratulate our new institute members who have been appointed to the board. It is wonderful to see the next cohort of members take a seat at this board and we wish you every success.
Outgoing Institute Members
Karen Alcock, FRAIA – outgoing Chairperson
Catherine Duggan, RAIA
Incoming Institute Members
Bruce Allen, LFRAIA (elected and re-appointed)
Sophie Cleland, RAIA (institute nomination)
Stefan Preuss, RAIA (OVGA nomination)
Congratulations also to Institute member Dr Giorgio Marfella, RAIA, who takes on the role of Chairperson. We asked Giorgio for his thoughts on this opportunity.
“The ARBV and the Institute play distinct roles in the profession of architecture. These roles are not adversarial but balancing and strengthen the role of architects in Victoria from complementary standpoints. The ARBV and AIA share many common goals in the public interest too. For an academic member of the Institute, like myself, it is easy to see converging responsibilities in fostering high standards of continuing education. And for all registered architects and members of the Institute, we must always work together in our duty to engender the highest level of public confidence in the profession.”
We encourage all members to consider applying for board positions. The architectural profession has much to offer in assisting to create a better world, both within and outside the built environment sphere.