The Building Designers Association of Victoria (BDAV) has announced that Dominique Hunter has been named president of the Association.

After a two-year term, former president Lindsay Douglas has passed the baton to Hunter to lead the Association as the 17th president.

As the founder and design director at Hunter & Richards and as a registered building practitioner, Hunter will work closely with vice president Ingrid Hornung and treasurer Peter Lombadozzi to support building designers and the wider design professional community.

Hunter brings more than 20 years’ design expertise and industry knowledge to the role, and has served on the Committee of Management for 12 years, having held both the treasurer and vice president positions.

 “I am passionate about creating efficient design solutions, great business management and the broader design industry. I am deeply honoured to lead the BDAV’s Committee of Management,” says Hunter.

“I’m excited to work with the BDAV members to expand the organisation’s offerings and support designers to create strong, sustainable designs.”

Hunter’s ambition is to help the Association shape a cohesive design industry, built on teamwork and collaboration amongst all design parties, and will drive the celebration of good building design through education, advocacy and communication.

Driven by classic design, Hunter’s expertise lies in space planning and creating an optimal living space that maximises the surrounding environment with sustainable features.