Become a permanent part of the new heart of UniSA

Pridham Hall

In 2014, UniSA commenced the design and construction of the Great Hall creating a new heart of the University and an iconic venue where thousands of memories will be made.

From late October 2016, the Great Hall will be known as Pridham Hall following a remarkable $5 million benefaction from The Pridham Foundation - which administers the philanthropic activities of one of South Australia’s most successful sons, Andrew Pridham and his family.

A UniSA graduate in property resource management, Andrew Pridham has forged a highly successful international career as an investment banker in Sydney, Singapore, London and New York.

His other great passion, sport and in particular Australian Rules Football, has seen him serve as a Director since 2002 and Chairman since 2013 of one of the AFL’s most successful clubs over the past two decades – The Sydney Swans.

Planned as a state-of-the-art facility that will encourage physical activity and become a place to celebrate education achievement, Pridham Hall will feature a sports complex, a swimming pool, and facilities for graduations, exams and corporate and cultural events.

Pridham Hall will be a significant part of the student experience and offer important sport and fitness services to the entire local community, including the new Health Precinct opening on North Terrace.

 

“I’ve always believed that it is important for people with the capacity to contribute to the broader Australian community to do so generously and encourage others to do the same.” Andrew Pridham

Embed yourself in the DNA of Pridham Hall

Your name and three words to live by

Already hundreds of graduates, staff and supporters have donated $1,000 to have their name and three words to live by permanently etched into one of three sculptural features of Pridham Hall. You are invited to embed your name and words, or those of a loved one, into our new heart.

Under the guidance of our design team and led by JamFactory, South Australia’s leading arts studio, we have selected three spaces and sculptural forms where we can display your name and your three words in key parts of Pridham Hall.

You can choose to embed your name and three words onto the blades of the Chandelier or have them carved on the Inverted Pyramid, both of which will be part of the impressive foyer of Pridham Hall. Alternatively your name and three words can be etched onto the edge of the Pool.

Your name and three words will become a permanent fixture that will forever inform and inspire generations of students, staff, alumni and visitors.

The Chandelier

The Jam Factory and design team have chosen glass-like resin blades to be suspended from the foyer ceiling to form a beautiful chandelier of words. The Chandelier will be a stunning feature of the main foyer and a striking spectacle when illuminated at night.

The Inverted Pyramid

Here your name and three words will be carved in wood as part of the impressive Inverted Pyramid in the main foyer. The Inverted Pyramid evokes a sense of the ancient; the etched names reminiscent of iconic buildings of the past.

The Pool

In the depths of Pridham Hall, along the edge of the 25-metre swimming pool, your name and three words will be carved onto the stunning South Australian black granite edge. Your name and words will form a border of inspiration for future generations.

Hurry – there are only a limited number of swimming pool spaces remaining!

Your gift will inspire future generations

By contributing AUD $1,000 you will secure this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have your name and three words permanently embedded in the DNA of Pridham Hall through the sculptural interpretations within the Inverted Pyramid, Chandelier and Pool.

As a member of our alumni community or a supporter you can either make a one–off donation or make a regular giving pledge starting from $80.00 per month (over 13 months, with a final payment of $40.00) via a valid credit card.

Each donation or regular giving pledge is tax deductible in Australia depending on your personal tax circumstances, and an end of financial year receipt will be provided.

If you are a UniSA staff member you can donate $40 per fortnight (over 25 pay cycles) through workplace giving to secure your space.

  • Names and the three words can be recorded in other language characters, for example Mandarin, Hindi etc.
  • You will be allocated 60 character spaces for your name and three words. Exceptions will be made where first names or surnames are long.
  • Your three words do not have to be provided immediately – you will be notified as to the final timing for these words as they will be linked to the building schedule.
  • We do reserve the right to not accept words that are deemed inappropriate.
  • Company names will not be accepted in this initiative at this time. Please contact giving@unisa.edu.au to discuss other corporate naming or sponsorship opportunities.

All the funds raised through this initiative will support future student facilities through UniSA’s 25th Birthday Fund.