The AdA's Associate Members

The Australian Design Alliance is an alliance of key professional member based associations representing designers. Enquiries about associate membership should be directed by email to ADA Executive Director, Jo Kellock.

  • Archikidz : Inspiring Tomorrow’s Thinkers and City-Makers.

    Archikidz is a not for profit organisation, providing a dynamic learning platform for inspiring and educating kids, our future city-makers, about the built environment.

    The built environment belongs to everyone and most importantly, our kids.  Kids see and understand our communities differently than adults do. Through Archikidz extensive program of education for all kids across the community, we are placing design on the agenda and investing in the future of our cities. Archikidz seeks to instil in participants an understanding that they as an individual have a role to play in shaping the world around them & that the decisions they make can help to create better communities & a more sustainable future.

    Our History.

    Archikidz began in Amsterdam, The Netherlands a decade ago as an architectural workshop for kids. Events are now held annually in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Bergen, Barcelona, Buenos Aries, Lisbon & Santiago annually. In October 2012 the inaugural Archikidz event in Australia was held at Carriageworks in Sydney.  Since then more than 1200 kids & and over 400 built environment professionals have participated in an Archikidz event in Australia.

    Our Objectives.

    Education :       Develop an understanding of the built environment and how it interacts with the human and natural environments. Within a creative learning environment, promote liveability, diversity and sustainability and allow kids to discover the role that art, science, history and technology have in ‘making’ places.

    Participation :  Create opportunities for kids to begin to develop the understanding and skills required to enable them to improve their own environment.

    Celebration :    Enliven the spaces and places that make up our city, and bring kids of all ages – Big & Small – together in one place at one time to have fun and to experience the city in a new way.

    For more information please send an email to or visit our website


    Contact Details:

    Suite 65/61 Marlborough Street
    Surry Hills NSW 2010
    T 9045 1772


  • Object: Australian Design Centre is Australia’s leading centre for contemporary design and plays a critical role in building a significant design culture for this country. It nurtures a nation of innovative thinkers and inspires audiences to use design in their lives.

    Object plays a critical role in celebrating the work of Australian artists who embrace the highest degree of craftsmanship and who continually explore material, process and ideas to advance contemporary design practice. It showcases the cutting edge of design-led innovation; from fashion, architecture and Indigenous sculpture through to robotics and data visualisation. Object champions excellence in design and design thinking both nationally and internationally.

    In 2015, Object will celebrate a remarkable fifty years of delivering exhibitions, publications, educational programs and a wide range of digital content.

    Visit Object: Australian Design Centre's website Visit Object: Australian Design Centre's website

    Adventure installation, 2005, by Korban/Flaubert
    Adventure installation, 2005, by Korban/Flaubert
    Photo: Andy Stevens
  • Adventure installation, 2005, by Korban/Flaubert
  • Adventure installation, 2005, by Korban/Flaubert
    Photo: Andy Stevens