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Becoming a Sponsor of Gold Coast Open House 2017 is a unique opportunity to promote your organisation or business to Gold Coast residents, visitors, industry and government. Position your organisation as a leader within the local and business community, and show your commitment to the growing awareness of the values of good design in the built environment.

Choose from a number of Sponsorship categories, or contact us to tailor a custom package to suit your business.

We wish to thank our generous and enthusiastic founding partners, City of Gold Coast, National Trust and the Institute of Architects, who have shared our vision and passion for bringing Gold Coast Open House to the city.

We also acknowledge the sponsors who have joined us on this Open House journey. We value their support, financial and in-kind, and sincerely hope they continue to play an integral role in the future of this exciting new community event.

Founding Partners


Australian Institute of Architects

The Australian Institute of Architects is the peak body for the architectural profession in Australia, representing 12,000 members. The Institute works to improve our built environment by promoting quality, responsible, sustainable design. Through its members, the Institute plays a major role in shaping Australia’s future. The Queensland Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects represents the Institute’s interests and conducts its business in Queensland.



City of Gold Coast

City of Gold Coast is the second largest local government in Australia.

Our City Vision, “Inspired by lifestyle. Driven by opportunity” aims to make the Gold Coast the best place to live and visit, to create prosperity built on a strong diverse economy, and to foster a strong community spirit.

The City Plan, which commenced on 2 February 2016, is the Gold Coast’s new planning scheme. It is designed to help us take full advantage of the significant opportunities ahead, including the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth GamesTM, revitalisation of key centres such as the Gold Coast CBD in Southport, and investment in our transport infrastructure.


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National Trust of Australia (Queensland)

The National Trust of Australia (Queensland) is very proud to be a Founding Partner of Gold Coast Open House. The Trust is a community heritage organisation that promotes and advances the appreciation, conservation and celebration of our cultural and natural heritage.

The Trust does this by:

  • Engaging with communities through its network of local volunteers and its involvement in Open House events across Queensland;
  • Promoting dynamic heritage learning experiences;
  • Caring for our heritage properties and supporting other heritage owners; and
  • Advocating for Queensland’s heritage.

Trust properties stretch from the James Cook Museum in Cooktown to the Gold Coast’s iconic Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, which is internationally renowned for its native wildlife displays and wild lorikeet feeding.

The Trust’s strengths lie in our members and dedicated volunteers. By joining us as a member, you will be supporting the conservation of Queensland’s cultural and natural heritage while enjoying many membership benefits including free and discounted entry to hundreds of heritage properties across Australia and worldwide.


Gold Sponsors


Queensland Heritage Council

The Queensland Heritage Council is the state’s independent advisor on non-Indigenous heritage matters.

As the key decision-maker about places of cultural heritage significance to Queensland, the Council decides what is entered in or removed from the Queensland Heritage Register.

The Queensland Heritage Council also:

  • provides strategic advice on heritage matters to the Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection
  • works with government departments and community organisations to conserve culturally significant places and spaces
  • advocates on behalf of owners of heritage places
  • educates and informs the community about Queensland’s cultural heritage.


Archiflix Film Night



The ArchiFlix Architecture & Design Film Festival celebrates the unique creative spirit that drives architecture and design. With a curated selection of films, events and panel discussions, AADFF creates an opportunity to entertain, engage and educate industry professionals who are excited about architecture and design.

The screenings are enthusiastically supported by design professionals and thought leaders who contribute to vibrant discussions.




Australia’s leading supplier of plumbing and bathroom products.

The Reece business began in 1919 when Harold Joseph Reece commenced selling hardware products from the back of his truck. Today, Reece is a major public company and Australia’s most successful supplier of plumbing and bathroom products. We have over 450 stores across Australia with over 4,000 staff and thousands of products.




ASKIN are the largest manufacturer and installer of insulated, fire rated and architectural facade systems, roofing systems and temperature controlled facilities in Australasia. With a network of 12 sites throughout Australia and New Zealand ASKIN’s vast experience has been built upon a strong foundation dating back to 1964. ASKIN’s culture of customer first, constant improvement, quality and safety assurance, supported with our technical expertise, and ISO9001 Accreditation.




Brickworks Building Products is one of Australia’s largest and most diverse building material manufacturers. Our company has built an enduring reputation with our customers – we are loved for our innovation, professionalism and ever dependable products and services.


Bronze Sponsors


Philip Follent Architects

Philip Follent was Gold Coast City Council’s first City Architect and was appointed Queensland Government Architect in 2008. He was one of the youngest architects elevated to the position of Fellow of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects in 1989, and was honoured with Life Fellowship in August 2007 for exemplary contribution to the architectural profession, particularly in the area of social, environmental and heritage advocacy, design expertise and an inspired approach to urban development. Philip’s dozen years in local and state government and academia now positions his earlier award winning practice in a position to again make an impact through design collaboration, master planning, facilitating design competitions and executing one off selected projects. He is now the co-chair of the Australian Institute of Architects Gold Coast/Northern Rivers.




Urbis is an interdisciplinary consulting firm offering services in planning, design, property, social planning, economics and research. Working with clients on integrated or standalone assignments, Urbis provides the social research, analysis and advice upon which major social, commercial and environmental decisions are made.

It is our unique mix of services that provides us with the property market insight that gives our clients that competitive advantage.


  • Urban design and masterplanning
  • Landscape Architecture.
  • Property and retail economics
  • Urban and strategic planning
  • Consumer and market research
  • Property investment and advisory

Urbis works with private sector clients across a variety of projects and we are involved with federal, state and local government, often at the highest levels. The projects range from CBD through to greenfield developments.


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HHH Architects

Since its formation on the Gold Coast over 30 years ago, HHH Architects have sought to develop a multi-disciplined office that has the ability and expertise to address any nature of complex design scenarios. The design capabilities and professional experience of the practice has developed a hierarchy of ideas about form, space and the environment.

Our architects work on projects across Corporate Commercial, Education and Childcare, Hospitality, Multi Residential, Residential, Retail, Retirement Health and Green Architecture.

Even though we are Gold Coast Architects, we work closely with clients both nationally and internationally on local and other projects. Our extensive knowledge of Gold Coast architecture, local planning processes and the environment, will help us to help your project to succeed.



DBI Design

DBI Design enjoys an international reputation as a result of over 34 years of major project delivery. Our firm excels in design within the specialist disciplines of:

  • Architecture
  • Master Planning and Urban Design
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Graphic Design

DBI Design is proud of its ability to deliver world leading design innovation within these disciplines and is committed to its position at the forefront of international design. It has consequently won numerous international design awards in recognition of the achievement of design excellence.

DBI is a multi-disciplinary company in which the skill sets of all disciplines collaborate to deliver a coherent and holistic design solution. It is one of the largest design companies in Australia, and employs some of the leading professionals in their respective fields.



BDA Architecture

BDA Architecture is an innovative architecture and design practice based on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. In over 20 years of practice BDA Architecture has demonstrated a continuing commitment to the making of architecture that responds thoughtfully to the wider cultural, economic, climate, and community context.

BDA has been responsible for the design of a wide variety of building projects for a diverse range of clients. Projects vary in scale from master planning, urban design, marina and waterfront developments, modest homes to major residential, mixed use, sporting and retail projects.



The Buchan Group

The Buchan Group is a global architectural group, with a staff of almost 400 professionals. The Group is recognised for its design excellence and depth of experience in all sectors. We operate across seven locations in Australia and New Zealand, and we also have offices in London, Shanghai and Dubai.
We are a multi-disciplinary design practice with expertise in:

  • Architecture
  • Masterplanning
  • Interior design
  • Graphic design
  • 3D Visualisation

Our founding principles are excellence in design and delivery, and an abiding commitment to sustainability. We believe that creativity and vision, blended with analysis and pragmatism, are the essence of good design.



The Arts Centre Gold Coast

The Arts Centre is the Gold Coast’s premier cultural facility, bringing visual and performing arts to residents of South East Queensland.

The complex houses the Arts Theatre, Gold Coast City Gallery, two Cinemas and the Arts Cafe as well as several stunning function rooms, a chapel and two small performance spaces.

Whether you’re looking for quality entertainment, or a unique venue to hold your next event or stage production, look no further than The Arts Centre Gold Coast.


Media Partners

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Hot Tomato

Playing the best music from the 80s to now, Hot Tomato is the Gold Coast’s premier commercial radio station. They bring the Gold Coast to life with breaking news, live traffic, sport, events, videos, photos, entertainment news, lifestyle content, live streaming, events and competitions.



ABC Gold Coast

ABC Coast FM on 91.7FM has been bringing you news, current affairs, human-interest stories and music that matters since 1988. Today, ABC continue to  deliver local news, sport and weather as well as special feature stories that explore the events, places and people that make the Gold Coast region unique. 91.7FM is the place to go for a comprehensive guide to what’s happening on the coast and will keep you up-to-date on the latest special coverage events including sport, rural news and more, providing a window into everything that’s available across ABC Online, Radio and TV.


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9/NBN Gold Coast

Channel 9 broadcasts more hours of news and current affairs than any other Australian Commercial TV Network. Along with NBN, they are committed to providing a high level of community support and local programming. 9 News Gold Coast has been providing the local community with accurate local news, sport and weather for 20 years.


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myGC is an online go-to for the Gold Coast and lies at the heart of the GC community. myGC brings the Coast to life with breaking news, live traffic, sport, events, videos, photos, entertainment news and lifestyle content.



Blank GC

Blank is the Gold Coast’s independent cultural voice – a monthly street press dedicated to dishing up the best of the Gold Coast’s music, art, food, culture and more. Launched in print in December 2013, BlankGC has grown their community to include around 16,500 readers (in print) every month, with an additional 15-20,000 online.


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iSky Media

iSky Media offer spectacular aerial photos and aerial videos using the latest in UAV Drone technology. iSky Media use several different types of drones with different types of cameras, including DJI range with High-Definition 4K video. Their services include High Density Perspective views, Master Planned Estate Aerial Imagery to Residential Inspections.



QMS Media

QMS is the fastest growing outdoor media company in Australia and New Zealand, specialising in providing their clients and agency partners with quality advertising solutions across a portfolio of products. Delivering premium digital and static large format billboards, exclusive street furniture opportunities and quality print production, they work with their clients to provide the most effective outdoor solutions that engage with their target audience. Together with their partners, QMS provides a wealth of resources, capabilities, quality stakeholder relationships, and a highly experienced management team well equipped to deliver on their commitment to become the leader in premium outdoor advertising assets across the Asia Pacific Region.


Practice Partners


J M Pearce Architects

J M Pearce Architects (M. ICOMOS) has operated as a general practice with a heritage and conservation specialty from July 2003.

The practice provides specialised services in heritage and conservation including Heritage Act Compliance and Planning, Conservation Management Plans, Heritage and Character Assessment, Heritage Impact Reports, Fabric Condition Reports, design services for adapting heritage listed or character buildings, Architectural Material Conservation, Heritage Paint Colour Schemes, and related documentation.

Areas of particular interest include general architectural services with an environmental focus to adapt or provide new building design solutions with a focus on community or public buildings.



Dimension 3 Architects

With more than 25 years’ experience in Residential Architecture, Dimeson 3 Architects have completed over $70M of construction projects. Dimension3architects was established in 1997, the aim, primarily, to work closely with our clients on their most important and personal purchase, finding solutions to their specific challenges and to provide a more than satisfactory outcome. At Dimension3architects you deal direct from day one, ‘one-on-one’, with the Principal Architect throughout the entire project, from start to finish and so we have an intimate knowledge of every aspect of your project.



Fluid Architecture

Fluid Architecture is an architectural company founded in 2007 on the basis that practical design and thorough planning will produce innovative built forms that both function and inspire. The objective of the company is to provide well considered architectural solutions that maximize site potential whilst creating relevant architectural outcomes. Design ideas are explored using leading edge building visualisation techniques from concept to construction. With a specialist team of handpicked professionals, Fluid has the ability to provide innovative solutions to design challenges and complex briefs.




Department of Environment and Heritage Protection

The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection is committed to a vision of a healthy and resilient environment for a sustainable and prosperous Queensland. The department’s key priorities are to enhance Queensland’s ecosystems, protect the Great Barrier Reef, protect significant heritage places and avoid, minimise or mitigate impacts to the environment. Their key responsibilities are environmental protection, species and ecosystem protection and heritage protection.



Hello Marketing

Hello Marketing is a boutique Agency based on the Southern Gold Coast. Since 2006, the Hello team has provided full service public relations and campaign management to a long list of Gold Coast and Northern NSW tourism and hospitality clients, as well as many large-scale regional events. Hello Marketing’s creative, intelligent and flexible approach to communications and strategy development has earned them a trusted track record of total commitment to planning, delivery and execution of every project undertaken, large or small. Their services also include marketing, advertising, social media, graphic design, copywriting, publishing and print production.


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