Conrad Gargett managing director Bruce Wolfe has been named as the new Australian Institute of Architects Queensland Chapter President.
Wolfe, who is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland, started in his position as the managing director at Conrad Gargett 17 years ago.
He has played a key role in projects including the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital project and the masterplanning of the Sunshine Coast University Hospital.
Mr Wolfe said it was an honour to take up the position.
"The role comes with significant responsibilities but also unique challenges and personal reward," Mr Wolfe said.
"The institute serves to support members in their profession and to advocate on behalf of the profession. This is vital and always at the forefront of the efforts of elected representatives. I take over from Richard Kirk who has been doing a wonderful job in this advocacy role and I would hope to carry on the work that he has started.""As I continue with my position in Conrad Gargett, a much larger practice now than it was 17 years ago when I was appointed Managing Director, it is worth noting that many practices, large or small, face familiar challenges in what is an increasingly competitive environment.""The architectural profession rarely receives the recognition it deserves in promoting and delivery quality in the built environment. Where good design is applauded it is often attributed to others and where there are failures the architect carries the public responsibility.""Fostering awareness of the value of design, building respect for the architectural profession, and acknowledging the architects’ ability to contribute and lead industry, is a passion that I intend to bring to the role of President."