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A $5 million + fund dedicated to building your future


The BEC Build Forward Fund is projected to deliver more than $5 million over the first 10 years. In partnership with our industry advisory panel, the BEC Build Forward Fund will invest directly in initiatives that benefit the built environment and those who design it. By investing in the future of architecture and the broader built environment - we invest in our future.

A well-designed built environment is critical as we face the challenges of a rapidly urbanising population in the 21st century. The professionals who design our future places and spaces need support to deliver their vision.

The BEC Build Forward Fund will consider applications from our industry partners and participating practices seeking to manage and deliver initiatives to benefit the built environment. Applications for funding will be considered three times a year by the BEC Industry Advisory Panel.

How to apply?

The Built Environment Channel Industry Advisory Panel will be appointed in mid-2018. Once the BEC Build Forward Fund charter is established and adopted, a detailed application form with criteria, terms and conditions will be made available on this website.


What will the fund invest in?

The BEC Build Forward Fund could be used for a wide range initiatives including:



University scholarships for underprivileged students to study architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, urban design, planning and other built environment fields.

Public engagement

Initiatives to enable public engagement, understanding and appreciation of architecture and built environment design.

Open access research

Open access research into critical issues related to the built environment.

Indigenous outreach

Initiatives to better connect indigenous communities and knowledge with design.

Professional development

Programs to support the professional development of architects, landscape architects, engineers, urban designers and planners such as events and study tours.


Initiatives to promote and encourage gender equity and diversity in built environment professions.