School of Architecture

We understand that financial assistance can make a world of difference, which is why we offer a range of scholarships for students.

UQ Architecture Prizes

Scholarships

Other Prizes and Competitions

The Colorbond Steel Student Biennale

The Colorbond Steel Student Biennale competition represents the profession's recognition of quality in design by students of architecture. It acknowledges outstanding design work and communicates this quality to both students and the profession.

Superstudio

Held as an annual event, this competition is an educatory vehicle. Its goal is to encourage debate, critique and investigation into an architectural issue, a most important part of which requires architects to think how it is that they communicate a spatial and environmental concept.

The Bluescope Steel Glenn Murcutt Student Prize

This prestigious biennale prize was established in 2005 to recognise outstanding architectural student work which demonstrates excellence in response to place, technology and Australian culture. The University of Queensland can nominate up to two students for this prize. 

Student Prize for the Advancement of Architecture

This prize is for a most outstanding contribution by an individual student/SONA member towards the advancement of architecture in the areas of leadership, publication, community or education.

American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI) Architecture in Perspective (AIP) competition

Architecture in Perspective (AIP), is the annual international competition and exhibition of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI).
AIP27 Competition Results 2012 - Jessica Spresser, UQ Architecture student and recipient of Student Award of Merit

UQ Architecture Prizes

Angus Munro Digital Architecture Prize

Established in 2013 and maintained by an annual gift from UQ Architecture alumnus Angus Munro. The prize is awarded to a student studying the Bachelor of Architectural Design or Master of Architecture who submits a project in the area of exploitation of digital fabrication or digital model making at the annual Summer Exhibition hosted by the School of Architecture.

  1. A committee comprising the Head, School of Architecture, Mr Angus Munro and a member of University of Queensland academic staff teaching in the area of technology and communications.
  2. Bachelor of Architectural Design or Master of Architecture students.
  3. Best project that demonstrates the exploitation of digital fabrication or digital model making.
  4. $500

Bligh Tanner Book Prize

Awarded annually to the student of the third year of the Bachelor of Architectural Design program who submits the best project exhibiting a successful integration of architectural design, science and technology.


Board of Architects Prize

This Senate-awarded prize is for the student who graduates with the highest GPA in the Bachelor of Architecture or the Bachelor of Architectural Design + the Master of Architecture.

Award: $1,000


Centor Prize in Design that Connects People to the World Outside

Established in 2014 and maintained by an annual gift from Centor Australia Pty Ltd to encourage enquiry and to reward outstanding thinking in the field of architecture connecting people to the world outside.

  1. A committee comprising the Head, School of Architecture, the Stream Leader Architectural Design, the Third Year Design Studio Coordinator and a Centor Australia representative.
  2. Bachelor of Architectural Design Students.
  3. Best application based on an architectural design project completed in Year 3 of the Bachelor of Architectural Design that best demonstrates ideas that connect people to the world outside.
    1. Certificate of award; and
    2. 1st place:  $5,000
      2nd place: $1,000
  4. In accepting the Prize, the recipients agree to make themselves and their work reasonably available for future promotion of the Prize with The University of Queensland and Centor Australia.

Conrad Gargett Architectural Design Prize

The Conrad Gargett Architectural Design Prize was established in 2007 and is maintained annually by a gift from Conrad Gargett Architecture. The prize is awarded automatically on merit using results obtained in the design courses in the first three years of the Bachelor of Architectural Design program.

Award: $1,000 and an offer of professional experience with Conrad Gargett Architects

Eligibility: Awarded annually to a student in the final year of the Bachelor of Architectural Design


Conrad Gargett Public Architecture Prize

The Conrad Gargett Public Architecture Prize was established in 2007 and is maintained by an annual gift from Conrad Gargett Architecture.  The object of the prize is to enable a graduate to obtain special experience overseas and gain a greater understanding and knowledge of the role of public architecture in the formation of cities and communities.

Award:

  1. Certificate of award; and
  2. $5,000 cheque; and
  3. $2,000 contribution to travel; and
  4. $500 book voucher; and
  5. 2 years membership to the Australian Institute of Architects.

Eligibility: Awarded annually to a UQ final year Master of Architecture (coursework) graduating student.

Applications:

Applications should include:

  1. A short CV; and
  2. Outline of the proposed travel and study plan; and
  3. Details of one design project completed in year 1 or 2 of the Master of Architecture (coursework) program that best embodies ideas for architecture and its relationship to the public realm.

Application deadline to be confirmed. Please submit application to the Architecture Reception, Level 3, Zelman Cowen Building.

Applications are assessed and judged by the Head of the School of Architecture and the winner is announced at the annual end of year celebration.

Conditions: The recipient must present a seminar at The University of Queensland on return from their overseas trip to share knowledge and experience gained.

Lodgement:

Professor Sandra Kaji-O'Grady
Head, School of Architecture
Zelman Cowen Building (51)
The University of Queensland
St Lucia, QLD 4072

Information and Application Form

Further Information:

Tanya Pienaar, School of Architecture
p: 07 3365 3537
e: architecture@uq.edu.au


dwp|suters Prize for Architecture

The dwp|suters Prize for Architecture was established in 2016. The $1,500 prize will be awarded to a full-time, final year student of the Master of Architecture program, who has undertaken the Architecture and Commerce Design Studio in Semester 1 or 2 and demonstrated the highest quality presentation of their work. The recipient will be selected by the Head of School on the advice of a committee comprising the Studio Coordinator of the Architecture and Commerce Design Studio (Semester 1 and 2), the Studio Teaching Assistant of the Architecture and Commerce Design Studio (Semester 1 and 2) and a dwp|suters representative.


Elenberg Fraser Rising Star Award for Architecture

The Elenberg Fraser Rising Star Award for Architecture was established in 2016. The $5,000 prize will be awarded to a full-time, final year student of the Master of Architecture program, whose work, in the opinion of the committee, demonstrates the most spectacular or strikingly original project, that is brave in conception and potentially divisive in its reception. The recipient is to be selected by Head of School on the advice of a committee comprising of the Design Stream Leader, Studio Coordinators, and an Elenberg Fraser representative. 


Head of Architecture Book Prize

This prize is for a student in the second year of the Bachelor of Architectural Design who submits a project exhibiting a successful integration of civil and structural engineering, design and construction technology.


Kay Leaf-Milham Prize 

Established in 2016 with the departure of Kay Leaf-Milham after over 40 years of service to The University of Queensland, this prize is awarded to a student enrolled in the Bachelor of Architectural Design who has made an outstanding contribution to the culture of the design studio through their hard work and devotion.


Jane Grealy Book Prize

This prize is awarded to a student in the first year of the Bachelor of Architectural Design for the greatest accomplishment in the representation of architecture and communication of architectural ideas.


John Simpson Book Prize

First awarded in 1985, the John Simpson Prize is for a student who in the Master of Architecture program submits a project that best exhibits the successful integration of architectural design, science and technology.


QIA Memorial Medallion

The QIA Memorial Medallion was established in 1948 as an outside prize to commemorate the Queensland Institute of Architects which was founded in 1888 and later became the Royal Australian Institute of Architects, Queensland Chapter (now known as the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) Queensland Chapter). The Medallion is maintained by a donation from the AIA Queensland Chapter, and formal rules for the prize were established in 1993.

Award: QIA Memorial Medallion and Certificate.

Eligibility:

Awarded to the student with the highest GPA in either -

a.  The final 2 years of the BArch; or
b.  MArch

The QIA Memorial Medallion is recommended based on GPA by the Head, School of Architecture.


Karl & Gertrude Langer Memorial Prizes (Drawing and Design)

These Senate-awarded prizes are for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Architectural Design, Bachelor of Architecture or Master of Architecture.

The Drawing Prize is awarded for the best architectural drawing.

The Design Prize is awarded to the student who displays the most outstanding maturity and the greatest success in architectural design.

Awards:

  1. Drawing Prize: $150
  2. Design Prize: $150.

Lawrence Bertoldi Book Prize

This prize is for a first year student of the Bachelor of Architectural Design whose project exhibits the most successful integration of architectural design, science and technology.


Cox Architecture - Peter Hale Prize for Architecture

Established in 2001 and formalized by Senate in 2012, this prize is just one aspect of annual support for The University of Queensland provided by Cox Architecture. The aims of the prize are to encourage a better understanding of becoming an architect, to promote a positive outlook regarding the profession's support for graduates, to promote registration as an architect, to involve architectural practices in the training and professional growth of graduates, and to support the graduate's transition from education to the profession.

Award:

  1. Head, School of Architecture
  2. Students completing the Master of Architecture
  3. Highest GPA in subject areas of design, technology and practice studies
  4. $3,000 and an offer of internship
  5. International students will only be offered the internship if they have the necessary visa.

Eligibility:

Awarded annually to a UQ final year Master of Architecture (coursework) graduating student.

Applications:

There is no need to apply for this prize. The prize is awarded automatically on merit using results obtained in the subject areas of design, technology and practice studies across the two years of the Master of Architecture (coursework) program.

Conditions:

International students will only be offered the internship if they have the necessary visa.

Applications are assessed and judged by the School of Architecture and the winner is announced and presented by the Cox Architecture practice at the annual public Graduates Exhibition.

Further Information:

The School of Architecture
p: 07 3365 3537
e: architecture@uq.edu.au


R. Martin Wilson Memorial Prize in Architecture

Established in 1986 by a donation of $3,000 from Mr Blair Wilson, in memory of the late R. Martin Wilson, Architect and Engineer, who was the first Master of Engineering graduate of this University. This Senate-awarded prize is for a student whose work exhibits the most successful  demonstration of the creative integration of architectural technology with imaginative design, as judged by a panel appointed by the Head, School of Architecture, and consisting of examiners in design and architectural technology courses.

Eligibility: Students who have completed year 1 of the Master of Architecture program

Prize: $1000


UQ Winter Research Scholarship Program

The UQ Summer Research Scholarship Program offers scholarships to students who are enrolled in research internships over the summer vacation period. Research internships provide students with the opportunity to work with a researcher in a formal research environment so that they may experience the research process and discover what research is being undertaken in their field of interest at UQ.

Details: Visit the UQ Winter Research Scholarships page to view details of available research projects, eligibility requirements and download the application form

Applications:

Directed to Mrs Erin Lewis, email: erin.lewis@uq.edu.au. Applications open 6 March, 2017 and close 3 April, 2017.

Further information:

Erin Lewis
e: erin.lewis@uq.edu.au


Guilford Bell Scholarship

Established in 2009 and maintained by a bequest from the late Orme Augusta Marsh, the purpose of this Senate-awarded scholarship is to support a research higher degree candidate in observing architectural methods used overseas.

Type: Research Higher Degree, Travel Scholarship

Eligibility: The Scholarship is open to PhD candidates in the field of architecture.

Selectors: Selection of a scholar will be made by the Dean of the Graduate School on the Advice of the Head of School Architecture.

Value: Travel grant of at least $4,000

Selection Process: Applications are called every year. Download the Application form

Applicants will be ranked on the basis of:

  1. the merit of the applicant's proposed travel plan, indicating how the scholarships would be spent to observe overseas architectural methods; and
  2. the significance and relevance of the proposed overseas travel to the applicant's research higher degree candidature; and
  3. the potential for the proposed travel to enhance the quality of the applicant's research higher degree thesis; and
  4. the potential for the proposed travel to expedite the completion of the thesis; and
  5. any other matters the selection comittee sees fit.

Further information:
Mrs Erin Lewis, School Manager
p: 07 3365 3824
e: erin.lewis@uq.edu.au

Applications close 5.00pm Friday, 28 July 2017


International Fee Waiver Scholarship - Master of Architecture

The School of Architecture invites outstanding international students to apply for scholarships valued at AUD $14,800 per year. The scholarships are available for international students who have completed undergraduate studies and been accepted into the Master of Architecture at UQ. The successful candidates must be classed as an international student in Australia (Australian permanent residents and Australian citizens are not eligible).

Value: The scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee for the standard duration of the Master of Architecture (approx. AUD $17,400 per year).

Applications: Applications are called every year and close 31 October (to commence in Semester 1 in February of the following year).

Application forms and further information

Contact:

School of Architecture
p: +61 7 3365 3537
e: architecture@uq.edu.au.