Student Sponsorship at the 2024 Australian Architecture Conference

As we reflect on the Australian Architecture Conference and the amazing experience shared, we would like to take a moment to express our gratitude to our members and corporate partners who participated in the Institute’s Student Sponsorship Initiative. Your support and generosity have directly contributed to the enrichment of students’ educational experiences; providing them with a unique opportunity to engage with industry leaders and learn more about their chosen profession. 

We are delighted to announce that thanks to the generous contributions of our sponsors, we were able to facilitate 25 passionate students, providing them with full access tickets to the Conference. This initiative wouldn’t have been possible without the generous support of our Australian Institute of Architects members:

  • The team at Kosloff Architects
  • Brian Zulaikha, Studio Zawa
  • Roger Nelson, RN Architecture
  • Hamish Lyon, NH Architecture
  • Donald Bates, Lab Architecture Studio
  • Suzanne Dance, Suzanne Dance Architect
  • Nicolette Di Lernia, Australian Institute of Architects
  • Louise Cox AO
  • Abbie Galvin and Paulo Maccia, Government Architect NSW
  • Lindsay Clare, Clare Design
  • Jennifer Hill, Architectural Projects

And the generous support of our corporate partners who also participated in this initiative:

  • Alspec
  • Fielders Lysaght
  • Bluescope
  • Dulux

Thank you to all the students who applied for the Sponsored Tickets, we received an overwhelming response from students studying around the country. Through a lottery process, we selected the 25 winners, and have enjoyed hearing about their experiences at the conference,

“It was an invaluable opportunity to hear from esteemed designers and architects, engage in discussions on architecture and design, and network with industry professionals.” – Sponsored ticket recipient, Sakthivel Eakambaranathan, Master of Architecture at the University of Adelaide.

“For a student like me, it was incredibly helpful to know more about the practicality of the profession and network with industry professionals, providing a deeper understanding of current trends and future directions in architecture. Excited to implement these learnings in future projects.” – Sponsored ticket recipient, Yamin Kadri, Master of Architecture at Deakin University

While this year’s initiative comes to a close, we encourage all our members to consider supporting student initiatives like these in the future. Involvement not only provides financial assistance to students but also fosters a culture of mentorship and collaboration within the architectural community.

Once again, thank you to all our sponsors for your invaluable support of SONA members!

If you would like more information about the sponsor a student initiative for the 2025 Australian Architecture Conference, get in touch with the team.

If you would like to know more about the 2024 conference check out the conference recap.

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