We seek partnerships with a broad range of people and organisations who share our passion for better cities.  Just as the most vibrant, viable cities grow out of the broadest participation, Archikidz too thrives through collaboration.  Archikidz seeks shared value opportunities to address social challenges and create value to our collaborators.  At our core, we seek to have a measureable impact on city issues.

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An Archikidz and SYDNEY LIVING MUSEUMS Event

Principal Partner 
City of Sydney
Francis Jones Morehen Thorp (FJMT)

Event Partner
HASSELL  I  Design Landscapes  I  Imprint Acoustics  I  Junglefy  I  Mirvac

Event Collaborator 
Andreasens Green  I  Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA)  I  inov8  I  Jump Squad HQ  I  NANU  I  3D Printing Studio  

Sponsors
Eckersley's Art Supplies  I  Mirvac Design  I  OzCAD  I  SJB I  TURNER

Vivid Sydney Collaborator.


Archikidz 2014-15 

Major Partner 
City of Sydney

Major Sponsor 
Francis Jones Morehen Thorp (FJMT)

Sponsors
Mirvac Design  I  OzCAD  I  SJB I  TURNER

Regional Sponsors (Archikidz Goes Bush)
Cowra Shire Council
Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) & The Ian Potter Foundation

Regional Partner (Archikidz Goes Bush)
the CORRIDOR project  I  Cowra Public School

Workshop Sponsor
Eckersley's Art Supplies  I  Makedo


Archikidz 2013 

Supported By 
Australian Institute of Architects (NSW)

Major Partner 
City of Sydney

Supporting Partner 
Wood & Grieve Engineer's

Venue Partner 
Carriageworks

Workshop Partner 
Eckersley's Art Supplies  I  Makedo

University Partners
University of Sydney, Faculty Architecture Design & Planning
UNSW Faculty Built Environment
University of Technology, Faculty of Design, Architecture & Building

Sponsors
ArtEST Art School & Gallery  I Building Studio  I  BVN  I CMS Surveyors  I  COX Architecture  I FJMT  I  FX Art & Framing  I  HASSELL  I  HAYS Recruitment  I Lend Lease  I  Mirvac Design  I OzCAD  I  SJB I  Tanner Kibble Denton  I Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects  I  TURNER  


Archikidz 2012

Supported By 
Australian Institute of Architects (NSW)

Major Partner 
City of Sydney

University Partners
University of Sydney, Faculty Architecture Design & Planning
UNSW Faculty Built Environment
University of Technology, Faculty of Design, Architecture & Building

Sponsors
ArtEST Art School & Gallery  I BVN  I CMS Surveyors  I  COX Architecture  I FJMT  I  FX Art & Framing  I  Group GSA  I HASSELL  I  HAYS Recruitment I Koskela  I  Lacoste + Stevenson I Lendlease  I Marbig  I  Mirvac Design  I OzCAD  I Porters Models  I  Publisher Textiles  I  Reverse Garbage I  Signature Prints  I SJB Interiors  I  SCOTT Safety  I SteensenVarming  I  Tanner  I Texta  I  Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects  I  TTW Engineers  I TURNER  I Woodhead  I Vision Lab


If we as architects want to engage with the wider community in intelligent debate on design and the quality of the built environment, we must take responsibility for increasing the awareness this issue plays within contemporary life. This is a unique opportunity to engage at grass roots level, teaching and inspiring kids by showing them what passion and commitment to design excellence can achieve.
— JEFF MOREHEN - FJMT, Managing Director
In the context of rapid world urbanisation, it seems logical to observe and promote the relationship between our children and the legacy environment we are leaving them. Archikidz is an initiative that nurtures the engagement of the children with their immediate environs: the places they learn, play and live. As engineers, it is important to assist children’s realisation that the human/city/building/environment affiliation is a reciprocal one; that the more they know and care about the places they inhabit, the happier, smarter and more sustainable the future cities and buildings will be.
— DANIEL CASTRO - Acoustic Engineer Wood & Grieve Engineers
Appreciation of the built environment is universal - children should be able to understand and influence what they like in their environment as much as adults. Archikidz offers a great opportunity to help children appreciate how the built environment is put together in a very creative and imaginative environment.
— ALEX KIBBLE - TKD Architects, Managing Director
Building great environments is all about learning to see the potentials of the world around us. Archikidz is all about beginning to realise these potentials by inspiring kids to see the world as positive and full of possibilities.
— ANTHONY BURKE Head of School Architecture UTS - Faculty of Design, Architecture & Building
 
Archikidz is an excellent global initiative introducing kids to the importance of quality built environments through a series of engaging and fun workshops. Archikidz is a unique opportunity for children to experience design and learn about it’s importance for our city’s built environment from architects across all areas of the profession - from leading international firms to award winning small practices. We welcome it’s arrival in Sydney.
— JOE AGIUS COX Architecture - Director
Giving kids a deeper appreciation of the value of our cities, along with the importance of good design, is a critical step in ensuring we build more beautiful productive & sustainable environments for them, our future.
— MATTHEW PULLINGER HASSELL - Principal
Making is intuitive, iterative and open ended. Making is making and breaking, starting, rethinking, inventing. All of this happens at Archikidz with the simplest ingredients: the contents of an ordinary recycling drawer, things to cut, glue and draw, a room full of passionate helpers and kids!
— CAMILLA BLOCK - Durbach Block Jaggers
Archikidz provides the younger generation the opportunity to be an architect for a day. Children gain exposure to architecture as a profession, through a hands-on and interactive experience. Seeing the results from last year, one could see the beginnings of the next Renzo Piano. The kids were inspired by their mentors to create innovative designs, with sustainability as a core focus. As an architectural recruitment consultant, you can always tell when you meet someone who had a passion for architecture from a young age. ppreciation of the built environment is universal - children should be able to understand and influence what they like in their environment as much as adults. Archikidz offers a great opportunity to help children appreciate how the built environment is put together in a very creative and imaginative environment.
— HANNAH CLARK & IRINA ZHURAK Hays Architecture
Everyone experiences and engages with the built environment, so a playful interrogation of the possibilities for the future is something that everyone can participate in Archikidz offers a great forum or the architectural profession to participate with young inquisitive minds in developing a better understanding of these opportunities.
— KEVIN DRIVER - TURNER, Associate Director
Whether investigating the backyard, playing in parklands or building a tree house, early in life, we all seek a meaningful and direct relationship with the environs in which we live. The passion, specialization, and expertise in this innate human endeavor is ultimately the practice of architecture, shaping and interpreting one’s environment. Archikidz is a program and opportunity to encourage and nurture this early childhood interest in the built and natural environment, ultimately highlighting for some, an emerging interest in design and architecture.
— DARREN KINDRACHUKA Lend Lease - Principal Architect
We start to shape the future of our cities not only by creating the places and spaces of today, but also by educating our kids to be the responsible and critical thinkers of tomorrow. As architects we can share our understanding of how community is shaped by the built environment and visa versa and how important the individual is as part of the whole. In architecture this can be observed on a physical and metaphysical level. If we can pass on a spark of this to the next generation, something might grow from this.
— BRIAN ZULAIKHA - Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects