The Building Designers Association of Victoria has elected a new Committee of Management in what it says is a move to reflect a “diverse and evolving membership”.

Mr Lindsay Douglas and Ms Dominique Hunter will head the nine-person committee whose purpose will be to advance the building design profession and its standing in community, industry and government.

Mr Douglas was appointed president. He has more than 20 years’ experience in design and architecture and has a long association with BDAV, as a member of the Committee since 2012 and also with a number of projects by his firm recognised at the annual Building Design Awards.

Ms Hunter was appointed vice-president. She is a registered interior designer with more than 20 years’ experience across Australia and has been a Committee member since 2006, including the last eight years as Treasurer.

BDAV chief executive officer Kate Bell said the new Committee of Management reflected the progressive and collaborative vision of the peak body.

“BDAV has undergone many changes over the last 30 years, and our membership today is involved in all aspects of the building design profession, including the design of residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, and all other types of buildings,” Ms Bell said.

“Lindsay and Dominique apply passion, creativity and experience to projects that improve the quality of Victoria’s built environment, and both believe strongly in a unified approach when it comes to design.

“The combined experience of the new Committee – and their longstanding relationships across the industry – will ensure we continue to be a leading voice for the building design profession in Victoria.

“We look forward to working with the new Committee, as we enter an exciting new chapter for our members.”

Mr Douglas and Ms Hunter will be joined by Treasurer Ingrid Hornung, Marc Bernstein-Hussman, Timothy Ellis, Andrew Ferris, Peter Lombardozzi, Sven Maxa and Immediate Past President Alastair McDonald.