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Becoming a Sponsor of Gold Coast Open House 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.


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 member based independent charity.  Its mission is to protect, conserve and celebrate Queensland’s environmental, built and cultural heritage.

Engaging with communities through its network of local volunteers and its involvement in Open House events across Queensland; Promoting dynamic heritage learning experiences; Leading the way with over 16 conservation and research programs to help save some for the amazing Australian wildlife from extinction; Caring for our heritage properties and supporting other heritage owners; and Advocating for Queensland’s heritage.

National Trust of Australia (Queensland) 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 the members and dedicated volunteers. By joining us as a member, you will not only be supporting all the great work the Trust does but  enjoying many membership benefits including free and discounted entry to hundreds of heritage properties across Australia and worldwide.


Platinum Sponsor


Multiplex has been delivering landmark property and infrastructure assets for more than 55 years.

Drawing on over 55 years experience in building, financing and developing major projects, Multiplex holds a rare position in the global construction and property market.

Multiplex has a proven ability to deliver end-to-end property and construction solutions across a broad range of sectors – ensuring fully integrated whole life cycle outcomes.

We are committed to creating structures that endure the test of time, combining the latest sustainable design and construction techniques. We have an enviable track record of completing on time, on budget and to the highest quality and design criteria.


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.


Sunland Group

Sunland Group inherently understands that, in an era characterised by both complexity and opportunity, a visionary company carves out its own unique niche: engaging its customers, predicting and meeting their needs, touching and enhancing people’s lives by building better communities.


Silver Sponsors


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.



DBI enjoys an international reputation as a result of over 38 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
> Procurement

DBI 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 innovation. It has consequently won 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.

The core expertise of the firm was drawn from specialist hotel and resort firms based in California and Hawaii. DBI quickly established a reputation for innovative design of large scale resorts and mixed use master plans, hotels and multi-unit residential projects. Early landmark projects include the Mirage Resorts in Port Douglas, Gold Coast and Princeville Hawaii.

In addition to its impressive track record for the design of hotels, resorts and urban master planning, DBI is now a leader in Tall (+100m) and Super Tall (+300m) building design and construction and is a recognised leader in sustainable high rise technology.

DBI’s collaborative and rigorous approach ensures the best possible outcomes for the client, community and environment. All of our projects seek to place the human being at the centre of the built environment and deliver environmentally, culturally, socially and economically sustainable outcomes for our future.



Archidiom Design was founded and established on the Gold Coast in January 1999. With the philosophy that building, like language, forms the foundation of many of our cities today, the directors draw on their combined experience to create a vehicle for the team of talented Architects and Designers to come together to share their vision in creating a unique style of architecture.

Their range of experience is as diverse as the team itself. From designing homes to multi-level residential high-rises, hotels, resorts, commercial offices, retail outlets, religious buildings, healthcare centres and aged homes are skills that the team brings to Archidiom Design.


Place Design Group

Place Design Group is a leader in planning and design with a reputation for creative and commercial solutions. Australian owned and led, our offices throughout Australia, China and South East Asia are dedicated to creating great places through service excellence, inspired leadership, and innovation.

Through collaboration we emphasise an integrated approach for our clients, both public and private, utilising services that include strategic planning, master planning, urban design, strategic communications, landscape architecture and development expertise.


Zone Planning Group

At Zone Planning, we combine a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise to provide the best possible outcome for our clients. We take a genuine, conscientious approach to our work and can guarantee the highest quality, every time. Our mission is to solve real world problems in a real way through a refreshingly down to earth approach.

Zone’s strength lies in the vast experience (over 25 years each) and expertise of its Directors and the associated credibility they bring to any project. The Directors have developed strong relationships with personnel and decision makers in local & state regulatory authorities, including an extensive network of contacts with various industry professionals who ably assist with the delivery of projects on time & budget, with a minimum of fuss.


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.


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.


Bond University | Abedian School of Architecture

The Abedian School of Architecture is a leading design-driven professional school, characterised by an international outlook and motivated by the goal of graduating architects capable of shifting the direction of future practice. The School features one of the lowest student to staff ratio of any architectural program offered in Australia, ensuring unrivalled access to state of the art equipment, as well as personalised attention and mentoring.

The features of the building provide a contemporary education space in which students, the industry and community can learn, gather and exhibit.


Burchills Engineering Solutions

Burchills Engineering Solutions offers a comprehensive range of integrated multi-disciplinary services supporting projects from concept through to completion. Our service disciplines are tailored to suit the particular needs of each project and are delivered by experienced and dedicated professionals utilising the latest technology.

Through our steadfast dedication to collaborative project delivery, we engage all of our stakeholders to communicate openly with a shared integrity to create the mutually desired outcome of success.

Driven to enhance urban spaces and places for future generations to enjoy, we are focused on bringing back a ‘sense of community’ through engaging and inclusive residential plus infrastructure developments.


Burling Brown

Burling Brown has been planning, designing and managing architectural projects since 1972. Founded by Ron Burling and Darrell Brown, the practice subscribes to a non-conformist spirit, innovative design and fortified with a steadfast creative passion.

We work at all scales and across all sectors, transforming corporate, cultural, government and other spaces to work in unison with their surroundings – on time and on budget.

Our loyal following of clients continue to commission our services time and time again because we understand the impact of financial, space restrictions and have a deep understanding of each environment.


Calibre Professional Services

Calibre is a diversified professional services, construction and maintenance specialist turning knowledge into value across multiple industry sectors and geographies.

Calibre’s Professional Services divisions provide integrated services across the asset lifecycle to the resources, urban development and infrastructure markets. Calibre is a leading provider of professional infrastructure and built environment solutions, working across multiple markets and industries. Our goal is to help you realise your vision – whether it’s designing a new community, shaping smart cities, developing a mine from the ground up, or nation building infrastructure.


Griffith University

With more than 18,000 students, our Gold Coast campus boasts a range of state-of- the-art facilities and offers teaching and research in almost all disciplines. Located just minutes from the Gold Coast’s world-famous beaches, the campus offers a dynamic and exciting student lifestyle, with extensive sporting amenities, handy on-campus services and a range of cafes and restaurants.

The campus has seen significant growth and development with the opening of the $150 million Griffith Health Centre in 2013 and the launch of the $38 million Griffith Business School building in 2014. Students and visitors can also relax in the Red Zone, which features interactive technology and massive projection displays showcasing the latest research from Griffith.


ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems

Opening doors to business and life. Smoothly functioning entrances are a prerequisite for any successful business. When you need to keep your entrances functioning at optimal levels, ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems provide exceptional products, innovative solutions, and incomparable service for the front, back and interior of your building.

We offer the doors, docking systems and entrance automation you need, as well as the services required to keep them efficient.



ROCKCOTE’s 30-year journey began with an ambitious quest: to revive the natural beauty of iconic architectural coatings skilfully crafted five centuries ago by the great fresco and plaster artists of the Renaissance.

Behind that vision was – and remains – a philosophy that encapsulates a refusal to compromise on quality and a belief that people live best when they live in harmony with nature.

ROCKCOTE grew into a multi award winning company respected for toxin-free EcoStyle paints and textures, high performance renders, complete render systems, and our pioneering work in creating natural building materials that suit modern design and construction methods.

In 2000 ROCKCOTE set a goal to be the first fully sustainable and regenerative company on the planet. Worth striving for.


Focus on Architecture Photography Competition Sponsor

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.


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.


Media Partners

Hot Tomato

1029 Hot Tomato is the Gold Coast’s 100 % Gold Coast radio station! Wake up with Flan, Emily Jade & Christo or drive home with Galey, Mal & Moyra each day. Either way, you’ll be listening to the Gold Coast’s best music, and all the latest in news, traffic, events and great giveaways for Gold Coasters.


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.


Nine Gold Coast News

Channel 9 broadcasts more hours of news and current affairs than any other Australian Commercial TV Network. 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.



myGC is the online heart of the Gold Coast! It brings the coast to life with all the latest in local, national and international news with live updates for local weather, traffic and sport. It also lists local events and ALWAYS has a competition running!


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.


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

Extent Heritage

Extent Heritage is a leader in heritage and archaeological consulting. They provide heritage advice to Australia and the Asia Pacific region for over two decades.

Extent Heritage are set apart by their dedication to quality research, investment in their people and close engagement with clients to understand their needs, manage their risks and provide excellent heritage outcomes.

They are passionate about conserving, understanding and interpreting heritage because it tells the stories of people, cultures and communities. They believe their approach can provide a valuable asset to their clients and the community when it is integrated into project design – not only preserving aspects of what came before but adding character, colour, flavour and a significant point of difference that can elevate a project into the future. Heritage is a cultural asset. It belongs to everyone and is linked to cultural traditions, our physical environment and community life.



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.


MRI Design

MRI Design

MRI Design is a boutique studio focusing on design strategy, place making and interior design.  With an open collaborative and proactive approach, they are passionate about establishing and and maintaining long-term relationships with their clients, based on design excellence and creatively responding to commercial requirements.

They create dynamic, functional and sustainable environments in a range of sectors including workplace, hospitality and tourism, retail, residential, aged-care and health.  MRI Designs have successfully lead, designed and delivered many high-profile projects nationally, internationally and in the local community from conception to completion.

They believe the quality of our surroundings can lift the quality of our life and experiences. MRI Designs’ objective is to take their clients on a journey that brings their aspirations to life through design integrity, creativity, sustainability and technical expertise where you will love to live, work and play.

Ben Parker Architecture

Ben Parker has been creating exceptional buildings for homes and organisations for over 20 years.

He is a passionate advocate for the value of contemporary design and delights in seeing his clients’ lives transformed by the buildings he creates.


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.


Gold Coast Airport

Gold Coast Airport is one of Australia’s fastest growing airports, now welcoming more than 6.5 million passengers annually.

The airport is the gateway to Australia’s premier tourist destination and its unique location services both South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales.

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