Patrons Program


The Australian Institute of Architects has recently launched a unique Foundation that will focus on education and engagement with architecture and design, for the benefit of Australian communities.

You can help in the development of exciting initiatives that will –

  • Promote design expertise in architecture
  • Deliver a unique architecture and design exhibition program
  • Educate the Australian community about the artistic and design benefits of architecture
  • Support and promote architecture through a program of scholarships, bursaries and prizes.

The Foundation’s inaugural program, the Droga Architect in Residence, is the first of its kind in Australia.

The residency aims to promote architecture and design through a curated program that serves as a forum for contemporary issues in architecture, urbanism and design.

We invite you to support us in celebrating and promoting a stronger interaction and awareness of architecture by becoming a Foundation Patron.

Become a member of the Utzon Circle
$50,000 +

The Utzon Circle is a special patrons group to assist in fundraising.

Patrons in this category will contribute to and shape the development of the Foundation’s future projects.


Join the Chairman’s Circle

Patrons in this category may nominate their preferred program and become a Major Patron of that program.

Patrons in the Chariman’s Circle will enjoy –

  • Invitations to select private functions hosted by the Chairman
  • Invitation to the Institute’s National Architecture Awards

Patrons will be formally acknowledged on the Foundation website and in publications.


Become a Gold Patron

Gold Patrons will have the opportunity to attend exclusive Foundation events and received invitations to:

  • International Speaker Series Events
  • State Architecture Awards

Patrons will be formally acknowledged on the Foundation website and in publications.

Become a Silver Patron

You can join by donating as little as $1,250 per year – with a 4 year commitment.

Patron Benefits include:

  • Invitations to select Foundation events
  • Discounted tickets to affiliated Institute events and Architext Bookshops
  • Acknowledgement on the Foundation website and in written publications

For further information about the Foundation and its Patron Program, please contact our Philanthropy Manager – or phone +61 0414 857 812

The Foundation is a Public Company that is a Registered Cultural Organisation & offers full tax deductibility on all donations over $2.