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.

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UNSW Built Environment Exhibition: CH4 at Sydney Architecture Week 2010

12 07 2010

After months of design and testing, students are going into construction for CH4.

The CH4 competition is a design workshop co-ordinated by UNSW Built Environment.  The purpose of the design workshop is to design and construct of re-useable pavilion for Sydney Architecture Week 2010.

Held at the historic Customs House, Circular Quay, the Sydney Architecture Week is a joint venture between the Australian Architecture Association, Australian Institute of Architects, and the NSW Architects Registration Board. Last year, 4,500 people attended this prominent event.

The design of the pavilion is constructed of cardboard tubes framed by plywood sheets.  This interactive structure explores ideas of views and perspective as it is splayed within its plywood frame so that as you walk through the pavilion, an awareness of the interior and exterior is experienced.

Over the past week, students have been inducted into the DesignLab workshop and Tramsheds for construction.  We have been fortunate to have been sponsored by Royal Plywood who has provided us sheets of plywood and discounted cardboards from Cardboard Tubes Pty Ltd.  In addition, Kirrawee Kitchens have been assisting us in the cutting of plywood sheets to hasten our construction process.


We’ve now completed one test module. For the next fortnight, CH4 will be constructing the modules in the Randwick Tramsheds.  Stay tuned to see our progress! Only 2000 more cardboard tubes to go!