Congratulations to David Wagner, who has been elected unopposed, Victorian Chapter President on Friday, 24 June 2022.
David has been a Councillor of the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects (2020-2022), co-chair of the Medium Practice Forum (2018-2022), member of the medium and small practice forums since 2007 and a corporate member of the Australian Institute of Architects since 1991. In parallel with his volunteer roles at the Institute, David has also served on the Victoria/Tasmania Branch committee of the Association of Consulting Architects since 2007, as Secretary (2016-2022) and chair of its IR committee (2017-2022). David was made a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects in 2013.
David is a partner of architectural studio Atelier Wagner, which was founded in 1998. He has a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons, 1986) and a Masters of Architecture (by Design, 1995) from the University of Melbourne. He has taught architectural design, history and theory at University of Melbourne. David’s partner, Jacqui, is also a registered architect, as is one of his daughters with another currently studying architecture.
With over 30 years’ experience as an architect, David has a wealth of experience of small, medium and large practice in Melbourne, Canberra and London. David has a strong belief in the great value architecture brings to society and is particularly interested in how government policy settings can support better design outcomes while contributing to a more sustainable, enjoyable and healthy built environment.
“I am delighted and honoured to be appointed to the leadership team of the Victorian Chapter of the Institute and am confident that my experience across a series of roles in the profession has prepared me to contribute to the current work of the chapter in representing the views and interests of members. I look forward to working with members during what is a critical time for the profession.”
David takes over the Victorian Presidency from Bill Krotiris who recently became National President Elect. We warmly welcome David Wagner to the role of Victorian President and wish him all the best.