The Warren Trust was established in 2006 and over the last decade has given more than $1.4 million to promote architectural education to both the architectural profession and the wider public in New Zealand.
The purpose of thes trust is to provide education for New Zealand architects and for the benefit of the public, by: building public awareness of the art of architecture in society; promoting and making accessible the art of architecture through exhibitions, resources and debate; and promoting educational courses on the art of architecture.
The trust will provide for an annual public lecture on the art of architecture, and allow for the use in whole or in part the property and buildings located at 65 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch, by the Canterbury members of the NZIA. It will also provide for the establishment of an architectural library in Christchurch. As well, the trust will support any other activities promoting education in the art of architecture.