Design Matters

The Robin Boyd Foundation’s mission is to further the legacy of Robin Boyd by offering a platform to critically explore and enhance the power of architecture and design to reflect and shape Australian identity.

The Foundation runs educational programs and initiatives that provoke and lead fearless dialogue on Australian architecture and design. Program themes are linked to Boyd’s design philosophy and practice, contributing to a greater understanding of how good design can improve our lives and address societal needs.

The Foundation receives program assistance from the Boyd Circle — architects and designers who, inspired by Boyd, have expertise, interest and commitment to the advancement of good design in Australia.

The Foundation is the custodian of the legacy of Robin Boyd, arguably Australia’s most influential architect, and the iconic Walsh Street house that he designed, built and inhabited.

In contrast to a passive ‘heritage house’ experience, the Foundation runs regular monthly tours of Walsh Street.

In addition, the Foundation hold an annual series of prestigious Open Days in Melbourne showcasing the best contemporary Australian design and historical Boyd and modernist buildings.

Our DADo Film Society organise an annual season of architecture and design films and talks.

The Robin Boyd Foundation is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission ABN 50111119807. The Foundation was established in conjunction with Robin Boyd’s family and the National Trust of Victoria. It is an independent, separate legal entity with its own constitution.

The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors, with a representative from the Boyd family.

The Robin Boyd Foundation is a ‘not-for-profit’ company limited by guarantee and is a registered tax deductible gift recipient.

Donations over $2.00 are tax deductible.

Established in January 2005, the late Hon. Gough Whitlam was the
Founding Patron of the Foundation.