Advisory Design Panel

The Advisory Design Panel's purpose is to advise Council on the design merits of plans referred to the Panel.


The Advisory Design Panel provides advice to Council on the design merits of plans as part of a:

  • Rezoning Application
  • Development Permit
  • Development Variance Permit Application
  • Statutory Building Scheme
  • Board of Variance application involving a house conversion
  • Special Projects referred to the Panel by City Council.

Now Recruiting

The City of Victoria is recruiting for 9 positions for an 18-month term to serve on its Advisory Design Panel.

Please complete the Application Form and email it to by Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 4 p.m. 

If you would like to fill out the form in person, please make an appointment to visit City Hall by calling 250.361.0571 or email

NOTE: Over the coming weeks, the City will be making decisions about advisory body meetings in relation to the COVID-19 Pandemic.


Members have training in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, engineering, land development or are an interested member of the general public.


Members of the Advisory Design Panel for term January 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020:

  1. Sorin Birliga
  2. Pamela Madoff
  3. Jason Niles
  4. Marilyn Palmer
  5. Jessi-Anne Reeves
  6. Carl-Jan Rupp
  7. Karen Sander
  8. Stefan Schulson
  9. Elizabeth Balderston
  10. Brad Forth

 Meeting Schedule

 Unless otherwise noted, meetings commence at 12:00 pm in the Songhees Nation Room, 2nd Floor, City Hall.




 Archived Minutes