What proposals will the Trust support?

The Trust will support applications which in the view of the Trustees are both worthy of support and meet the requirements of the Trust Deed, being to provide education for New Zealand architects and for the benefit of the public, by:

  1. Building public awareness of the art of architecture in society;
  2. Promoting and making accessible the art of architecture through exhibitions, resources and debate; and
  3. Promoting educational courses on the art of architecture.

The Trust does not wish to limit the scope of applications in a prescriptive manner and welcomes proposals that further the objectives noted above in creative and innovative ways.

What is the Trust not able to support?

The Trust is unable to support proposals that involve restoration or construction of buildings or contributions to endeavours, architectural or otherwise, that in the opinion of the Trustees are not in accordance with the terms of its establishment deed.

This Trust is not able to fund individual students’ or practitioners’ course costs, fees or education related travel costs. Applicants are advised that any such application will be declined. An educational benefit to the wider architectural profession and the public must be clearly demonstrated in terms of the Trust’s establishment deed as outlined above.

What proposals has the Trust supported to date?

To date initiatives supported by the Trust include architectural exhibitions; visiting international architect speakers; production of a documentary film; publication of architectural monographs; the New Zealand Architects Masterclass.

The Trustees are:

  • Sir Miles Warren ONZ KBE DipArch FNZIA
  • Sarah Astor BCom CA FInstD
  • Ross Jewell BCom FInstD
  • Patrick Clifford B.Arch (Hons) FNZIA
  • Barry Dacombe BArch FNZIA
  • Richard McGowan BArch (Hons) ANZIA

Immediate Past Trustees:

  • Sir Ian Athfield KNZM DipArch FNZIA