Brisbane Open House wishes to thank our event partners and sponsors for their generous assistance in 2016.

BOH founding partners

Queensland Government

The Department of Housing and Public Works provides a diverse range of services to people, communities, industry and government in the areas of housing, building, fleet, asset management and procurement.

The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection is responsible for identifying and conserving the state’s built heritage places. The Heritage Branch is responsible for developing heritage policy, managing strategic heritage projects and supporting the Queensland Heritage Council.

National Trust Queensland

National Trust of Australia (Queensland)

The National Trust of Australia (Queensland), established in 1963, is a community heritage organisation whose mission is to promote and advance the appreciation, conservation and celebration of our cultural and natural heritage.
As the current transitional governance arrangements progress, the Trust greatly appreciates the opportunity to take a lead role in presenting Brisbane Open House in the future, with the support of our fellow Founding Partners. The Trust is also taking a lead role in the development of Open House events across Queensland. This is a substantial, yet very important undertaking for a community organisation.

Brisbane Development Association

Brisbane Development Association

The Brisbane Development Association (BDA) is
Brisbane’s leading independent organisation that
engages government, industry and the community
to make Brisbane’s urban environment a better place
to live and work..

Government Partner

Brisbane City Council

Brisbane City Council

Brisbane City Council is the largest local government
in Australia. Our responsibility is to provide
leadership and good governance for the people
of Brisbane. Council has a key role in planning for
Brisbane’s future development. Our goal is to ensure
that Brisbane remains Australia’s most liveable city.

National Partners



For generations homeowners, trade professionals,
architects and specifiers have relied on products
from Dulux. Dulux is a manufacturer and marketer
of products that protect, maintain and enhance the
spaces and places in which we live and work.

Real Estate

Brickworks Building Products

Brickworks Building Products is one of Australia's largest and most diverse building material manufacturers. Under the Brickworks Building Products umbrella are some of Australia’s best known building materials brands, including Austral Bricks, Bristile Roofing, Austral Masonry and Austral Precast.

Our products include bricks, pavers, masonry blocks, retaining wall systems, precast concrete panels, concrete and terracotta roof tiles, timber products and specialised façade systems.

With a broad product portfolio plus manufacturing and sales facilities across Australia, Brickworks Building Products is uniquely placed to service the demands of designers, developers and builders.  Our goal is to b Australia’s best building products company, evidenced through market-leading products, service and innovation in everything we do.


JSA creative


JSAcreative is an independent full-service creative agency providing marketing and communication strategies for a range of clients across advertising, digital and design. We are a passionate, tight-knit team. Our combined experience and energy results in a creative, integrated approach to your brand.

We deliver inspired ideas and effective execution, on-time and within budget – achieving (and exceeding) client expectations.



KDPR is a nimble, motivated and full-service
communications agency, helping businesses
of all sizes consolidate their brand, refine their
messaging and ensure it’s delivered and digested
by their audience. We are a creative agency with
an established reputation for intelligent, highlyeffective
public relations, marketing, branding,
event management and digital communications’
campaigns. Established in 2003 by former
broadcast journalist Kristin Devitt, KDPR consists
of a diverse team of creative specialists from
journalists, marketers, event managers, social media
experts, public relations and branding experts.

Blue Sky

Blue Sky Alternative Investments Ltd

Blue Sky Private Real Estate (BSPRE) is an
Australian based real estate investment company
which specialises in developing and managing
real estate assets. BSPRE is the property division
of listed alternative fund manager, Blue Sky
Alternative Investments Limited (ASX: BLA). Since
2007, Blue Sky has successfully completed and is
currently delivering in excess of 1,500 residential
apartments and townhouse across Queensland.



Urbis is a market-leading firm with the goal of shaping the cities and communities of Australia for a better future. Drawing together a network of the brightest minds, Urbis consists of practice experts, working collaboratively to deliver fresh thinking and independent advice and guidance – all backed up by real, evidence-based solutions. Working across the areas of planning, design, policy, heritage, valuations, transactions, economics and research, the expert team at Urbis connect their clients in the public and private sectors to a better outcome, every time.

Accommodation Partner

Treasury Casino and Hotel

Treasury Casino & Hotel

Whether it's enjoying the live entertainment, delicious dining, vibrant bars or the thrill and excitement of one of the world's most stylish casinos, Treasury Casino & Hotel offers a playground of possibilities with the best in non-stop activity and quality service. Set within the grandeur of two of Brisbane's most iconic heritage buildings in the heart of Brisbane CBD, Treasury Casino & Hotel houses 10 restaurant and bars, 127 boutique 5-star hotel rooms, live music, and Brisbane’s only table game action. Treasury Casino & Hotel is truly Brisbane's 24/7 ultimate entertainment destination.

Heritage Partner

Queensland Heritage Council

Queensland Heritage Council

The Queensland Heritage Council is the state’s independent advisor on heritage matters. It works to identify and protect places that have special cultural heritage value to the community and future generations. The Heritage Council was established by he Queensland Heritage Act 1992, which requires it to act independently, impartially and in the public interest.

Amongst other responsibilities, the Heritage Council provides independent advice to the Queensland Government about strategic and high priority matters relating to Queensland’s heritage. The Heritage Council is the key decision-maker on places of cultural heritage significance to Queensland, deciding which places are entered in the Queensland Heritage Register.

Photography Partner

McCullough Robertson

McCullough Robertson Lawyers

McCullough Robertson is a leading Australian
independent law firm with industry specialists
combining expertise with deep knowledge and
foresight. We are proud to continue our partnership
with Brisbane Open House, one of our many
initiatives within our broad Community portfolio.

Practice/Consulting Partners



Architectus is one of Queensland’s largest
architectural practices with a diverse portfolio of
public and private sector projects, and currently
on site with Queensland’s largest PPP
undertaken to date, the $1.8 billion Sunshine
Coast University Hospital. They are strong
collaborators currently working on a range of
transformative projects for Brisbane.



Arkhefield is an architecture and interior design
practice which originated in Brisbane and works
across a broad geographic region. We dare to
make great places and spaces that benefit all.
Our aim has always been to create places and
spaces that are unique and make a positive
contribution to the fabric of society. We work
collectively with our clients and contractors
to share the opportunity and responsibility in
creating quality design and delivering successful
outcomes with every project.

conrad gargett

Conrad Gargett

Conrad Gargett is a large Queensland-based
design firm at the forefront of architecture in
Australia. We are progressive with a vibrant
legacy of prominent and enduring designs. Since
1890, Conrad Gargett has continuously grown
with the collaboration of national award winning
firms: Conrad Gargett, Riddel Architecture and
Ancher Mortlock Woolley. Conrad Gargett is
made up of robust and passionate designers with
expertise in a range of areas, but particularly
renowned for conservation and adaptive reuse of
Australia’s heritage buildings.

cottee parker

Cottee Parker

Cottee Parker Architects is a leading, multidisciplinary
practice operating in Brisbane,
Melbourne and Perth. We have extensive
experience in delivering unique and considered
design solutions that provide high quality
environments for building occupants and
users. Our designs carefully consider the local
context and so make significant contributions
to the urban landscape. Signature projects like
Emporium in the Valley and Evolution and Aurora
in the CBD are projects that set the “benchmark”
in highrise living. Our design philosophy balances
the creative flair of our designers with the need
to create pragmatic and living spaces.



Informed by global thinking, ROTHELOWMAN delivers market leading, commercially intelligent Master Planning, Architecture and Interiors on major mixed-use, commercial, multi-residential, hospitality and retail projects. Since the firms founding in 1991, their team has been at the forefront of an innovative and design led approach to create purposeful spaces and better cities. Committed to providing exceptional customer service from Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney studios, they are proud of their collaborative client and consultant work philosophy. With projects throughout Australia and Asia, servicing both national and international clients, ROTHELOWMAN has a reputation for crafting projects that stand the test of time.

town planning alliance

Town Planning Alliance

Town Planning Alliance offers specialist Development Assessment services. Our objective is to achieve the best planning outcome no matter what size development you have in the shortest amount of time possible. We are a Brisbane based consultancy with extensive experience throughout South-East & Central Queensland. While primarily acting on behalf of developers, we have previously provided planning services to various local governments. This experience allows us to fully appreciate the machinations of bureaucracy and its impacts on our development applications. At Town Planning Alliance we believe that a successful development is contingent upon a "Develop Right" approach. In "Developing Right", we draw upon our alliance with other industry experts to implement a "Buy Right, Design Right, Plan Right and Build Right" model.


Woods Bagot

Woods Bagot is a People Architecture company. We
place human experience at the centre of our design
process in order to deliver engaging, future-oriented
projects that are underpinned by three main tenants:
Limitless Curiosity, Computational design based on
the analysis of User Behaviour, and SuperTypologies.
We do this as a global design and consulting studio
with a team of over 1000 experts working across 17
studios in Australia, Asia, the Middle East, Europe
and North America. Our global studio model allows
us to work collaboratively across time zones and
borders, using the latest technology to share design
intelligence and strengthen our knowledge base
around the world.


Brisbane Marketing


ARIA is a privately owned development company
founded in 2003 by Managing Director Tim
Forrester. The firm has gone from strength to
strength in recent years by delivering high quality
developments in only the best locations. ARIA
are a committed professional team that have an
extensive range of experience and knowledge in
property development, management, investment,
construction, sales and marketing. This has
produced a unique competitive advantage resulting
in multiple award winning projects. ARIA’s last eight
projects have been award winning, with Austin
being awarded best High Rise Development in
Australia at the Asia Pacific Awards in Kuala Lumpur
in 2015.

Australian Institute of Architects

Australian Institute of (Queensland)

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.

Cultural Capital

Cultural Capital

Cultural Capital is a creative and cultural agency. Drawing from the tool-kits of art, design and urbanism they bring cultural capital to urban development. They view culture as the binding connective tissue of relationships within communities; defining the character of place and creating cultural identity, attracting residents, visitors, businesses and investors. In the processes of city-building and developing communities, the built environment delivers the hard infrastructure within which lives are lived out, but it is the cultural software that invests those lives with meaning. Cultural Capital works with that software to expand meaning.


DEXUS Property Group

480 Queen Street has set a new standard in Australian office. Jointly owned by DEXUS Property Group and DEXUS Wholesale Property Fund, the 34 storey office building spans across 56,200 square metres of Premium office space situated in Brisbane’s Golden Triangle business district. 480 Queen Street offers exceptional amenities including a vibrant food and beverage precinct, a spectacular rooftop entertaining area, and Hobbs Park – Australia’s first in-building parkland. A giant, 350 square metre glass tile rainforest mural by acclaimed Queensland-born artist Danie Mellor provides a striking backdrop to the journey up to Hobbs Park. The 1,400 square metre park aligns with the grounds of St John’s Cathedral on the opposite side of Adelaide Street, preserving views from the cathedral to the river, and is overlooked by a 100-seat amphitheatre for tenants’ events. Also overlooking Hobbs Park is OTTO Brisbane, an Italian restaurant by Sydney restaurateur Fink Group, offering views of Customs House and the Brisbane River. With people at the heart of its design principles, and a focus on sustainability, public art and precinct activation, 480 Queen Street has attracted some of Australia’s most progressive organisation, earning the accolade of Brisbane’s ultimate business environment.

frank and mimi

Frank & Mimi

Frank & Mimi is a Brisbane based visual identity studio. Rick is a qualified sign writer with 15 years experience, and Emily is an accomplished multidisciplinary fine artist. Together, they are Frank & Mimi. Frank & Mimi celebrates the beauty that's reflected in both the nuances and triumphs of the human hand. With a strong focus on developing unique and timeless concepts, they combine traditional sign painting techniques with contemporary design and execution. They have represented Brisbane at internationally celebrated The Design Conference, formed creative alliances with The Brisbane Powerhouse, PangeaSEED Foundation, and Analogue Digital Agency, and are creative ambassadors for the Brisbane City Council.

Brisbane Greeters

Brisbane Greeters

One of the best ways to get to know Brisbane is through the eyes of a local. Our friendly team of Brisbane Greeters are proud and passionate volunteers who are keen to share Brisbane’s best spots and introduce you to our vibrant city. We have more than 200 Greeters who can help you find your way in more than 25 different languages. To book your free greet, go to

Brisbane Marketing

Brisbane Marketing

A visit to Brisbane, Australia’s new world city will give you many opportunities to explore, indulge and relax. A cosmopolitan city with a friendly attitude and an exceptional natural environment, Brisbane boasts an exciting array of leisure and cultural pursuits.

Alongside world-class art galleries and vibrant urban precincts dotted throughout the city, guests will also find an exciting variety of wining, dining and shopping experiences.

The city has over 1800 parks and reserves and over 1200 kilometres of bikeways and walkways, giving you plenty of opportunity to enjoy Brisbane’s spectacular outdoor lifestyle.

Whether you choose to swim in Australia’s only inner-city beach at the famed South Bank Parklands, cruise the river in a kayak, cuddle a koala, climb the Story Bridge or escape to the Moreton Bay and Islands region for aquatic adventures and dolphin feeding, Brisbane will deliver an unforgettable experience.

For more information on Brisbane, Australia’s New World City, visit

Media Partners



Presenting the best contemporary residential architecture and design, each issue has inspirational ideas from leading designers, the editor’s selection of edgy new products and much more. Every house, apartment or townhouse is chosen for its excellence. See the homes, surroundings and products that designers and the design-conscious choose. We share the delight of each home – presented with generous pictorial coverage from leading photographers, floor plans and lists of selected products. Whether you are an architect, designer, home owner or just interested in the best residential design, Houses is a must read.



4KQ is an iconic Australian station that has been on the Brisbane radio dial for over 70 years. Playing classic music from the early sixties through to late eighties; 4KQ is the home of good times and great classic hits. Each morning, Brisbane wakes up with long standing Breakfast show, Laurel Gary and Mark from 5.30am. The classic hits continue throughout the workday with Nick Michaels and drives you home with Paul Kennedy each afternoon. Music Director and announcer Brent James entertains well into the evening. With a host of specialty shows such as Jukebox Saturday Night and Sunday Morning Sixties, 4KQ’s ongoing support from their Brisbane listenership is a testament to the fact that great music never gets old.

ABC Television

ABC News

The ABC provides unrivalled coverage of Queensland news across the day, on television, radio, online and mobile.

Children's Partner

Top Trumps

Top Trumps

With smart phones or tablets being the item of choice
to entertain children these days, we say bring back the
humble card game! Top Trumps, the card game which
encompasses stats and facts about everything we know
and love, has been entertaining children and families
for over 35 years. With both educational and licensed
editions there’s a Top Trumps pack for everyone.


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