UNSW Built Environment: NSW Architects Registration Board 2011 Awards and Scholarships

24 06 2011

The NSW Architects Registration Board is offering a variety of awards and scholarships to students and graduates of NSW universities.

The Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship offers recipients the chance to undertake a course of study, research, or other activity which has been approved by the Board. Recent graduates and current students enrolled in an architecture program at a NSW university are invited to apply. There are three scholarships in the student category ranging in value between $10,000 and $15,000, and three available in the graduate category ranging from $15,000 to $20,000.
In 2011, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of these scholarships the Board have added an extra three scholarships available to emerging Architects and graduates who wish to participate in an exchange program offered by The Architecture Foundation in London. This program aims to promote the best architects and practitioners from each country through developing networks, dialogue and cultural exchange that allow for the sharing of ideas and new practices

Applications close on 29 July 2011.

The 2011 Architects Medallion will be awarded to a Master of Architecture graduate who has achieved a variety of distinction throughout the final two years of their course.  This award will comprise of a medallion, certificate and $5,000. Each school of Architecture in NSW nominates one candidate, and final selection is made by a committee.

This year the Board will also be offering each NSW university architectural school up to $5,000 support for their end of year graduation exhibitions. To be eligible for this support, each school must provide the Board with a statement of benefits to the Board linked to the Board’s objectives and information regarding the event details.

Please click here for more information on any of the aforementioned awards and scholarships.

UNSW Built Environment: New Scholarship Opportunities

13 05 2011

Two new prestigious scholarships are now open for application. The 2011 AustCham Scholarship information booklet aims to foster the next generation of Sino-Australian business leaders. While the Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Awards Student Information are available to students who are interested in a unique opportunity to undertake international study and research related to their Australian degree, and gain international work experience through an internship which will build their professional network in Asia.

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UNSW Built Evironment: Nissan Australia Industrial Design Scholarship

18 01 2011

Nissan has recently donated a $5000 annual scholarship to be awarded to a UNSW Bachelor of Industrial Design student.  

The UNSW Foundation spoke to Jeffrey Fisher, Head of Corporate Communications at Nissan in a recent interview on why Nissan chose to provide financial support to the UNSW Built Environment –

Jeffrey Fisher, Head of Corporate Communications at Nissan

 Article Source: Giving to University of New South Wales, 2008-2010

Writers: Anabel Dean and Theodora Thunder

Nissan’s involvement in the education sector has helped to secure the future for tomorrow’s young designers by providing financial support through The Nissan Australia Industrial Design Scholarship at UNSW.

The scholarship (valued at $5000 annually) is intended to encourage exceptional students to undertake undergraduate coursework in a Bachelor of Industrial Design at the Faculty of the Built Environment.

“Built Environment focuses on the design, construction and management of a valued and sustainable world,” explains Professor Alec Tzannes Dean, Faculty of the Built Environment. “Partnerships with industry are critical for the Faculty’s continued success in the increasingly important role of our graduates in industrial design and the advancement of the built environment professions.”

Nissan’s investment in the next generation of industrial designers in integral to its plan for global growth and the company makes no bones about its objective to entice the most capable design students to a career in the automotive industry.

“Good design is one of our pillars and it’s an area of expertise for which we are world-renowned,” clarifies Jeffrey Fisher, head of Corporate Communications at Nissan. “It’s an important part of how we differentiate ourselves from our competitors.”

Nissan identified three universities – UNSW, Monash and Queensland – in its quest to identify promising design students with an orientation towards the motor industry. “Ultimately, we liked the look of the Faculty of the Built Environment at UNSW and we knew that our largesse would be well managed.”

The inaugural winner of Nissan’s scholarship in 2008, Hollie Baigent, has “proved to be a very worthy recipient”. Although Hollie’s future is not yet determined, automotive design is an attractive prospect for budding design students, many of whom end up working for major automotive corporations in key areas. There is still the frontier of electric vehicle development to be fully explored.

Nissan is considering other ways to express its partnership with UNSW. Jeffrey hopes that it may be possible in the future, to arrange study time at one of its eight international design studios for hands-on practical experience in a global setting.

A good corporate citizen recognises the need to be socially responsible and Professor Tzannes appreciates Nissan’s commitment to the faculty’s Industrial Design students and future alumni.

Please visit our website for more information on scholarships and awards offered by the Built Environment.

UNSW Built Environment Alumni: $10,000 Lindsay Robertson Award for Built Environment alumni

22 04 2009

UNSW landscape architecture alumni have a unique opportunity to do postgraduate study or their own project — anywhere in the world

Built Environment alumni with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture are now able to apply for a new $10 000 Award.   The Lindsay Robertson Memorial Award has been set up to encourage alumni to do postgraduate study in landscape architecture (or any related fields such as urban design or planning) or their own landscape architecture study project — anywhere in the world.

The $10,000 Lindsay Robertson Memorial Award award is available only to UNSW graduates in landscape architecture (within 15 years) and applications close on 31 May 2009. It will be awarded in 2010 and then biannually.

Lindsay Robertson graduated from UNSW in Architecture gaining a scholarship to attend the University of Pennsylvania. He was the first landscape architect appointed to the NSW State Planning Authority. He made a lasting contribution to landscape planning by introducing environmental and ecological considerations.  Following his death in 1974 at 38, the Lindsay Robertson Memorial Trust was established through the efforts of his close colleagues. UNSW Built Environment also gratefully acknowledges Lindsay’s colleague and UNSW alumnus, Rodger Bartlett, who in 2008 enabled the Award to be increased in value and offered biannually, in perpetuity.

More information and an application form is available from the UNSW Built Environment’s Postgraduate Scholarships website.