Ruth assisted in the establishing the Architecture Foundation and the Parker Fellowship in memory her late husband Eric Parker. She tirelessly promotes the Architecture Foundation and the importance of the Parker Fellowship.
A Newcastle graduate, Idris practises as Arkitek Idris in Brunei. He is a member of the legislative council in the parliament of Brunei Darussalam, president of the Brunei Association of Architects and the Brunei Australia Alumni Association and advisor to the Brunei Art Forum. Idris is an important patron of the Architecture Foundation and a significant sponsor of the Parker Fellowship.