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

Automatic Award (GPA Based)

By Application

By Nomination

UQ 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).

Philip Y Bisset Planning (Architecture) Scholarship

The purpose of the Philip Y Bisset Planning (Architecture) Scholarship is to enable final year students to undertake a course of study, research, or other proposed activity approved by the Selection Panel to “study architecture overseas with particular emphasis on the planning and design of buildings”.

UQ Architecture Prizes & Scholarships - Details


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 student 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.

The Prize will be awarded to a Bachelor of Architectural Design or Master of Architecture student whose project, submitted during Semester 1, demonstrates the best exploitation of digital fabrication or digital model making

The recipient will be notified by the School of Architecture in August and the prize will be awarded at the EAIT Award Ceremony in October.

Award: $500


Bligh Tanner 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.

The recipient will be notified by the School of Architecture in October and the prize will be awarded during Semester 2 CRIT week.

Award: $100 Book Voucher


Board of Architects Prize

Established in 1949 and maintained by an annual gift from the Board of Architects of Queensland.

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.

The recipient will be notified by the School of Architecture after the posting of final grades and the certificate will be awarded by the Board of Architects of Queensland.

Award: $1,000


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.

This Senate-awarded prize is awarded automatically on merit using results obtained in the design courses in the first five semesters of the Bachelor of Architectural Design program to a student in the final year of the Bachelor of Architectural Design.

The recipient will be notified by the School of Architecture after the posting of final grades and the prize will be awarded at the EAIT Award Ceremony in October.

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


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.

Eligibility: Applicant must be a UQ final year Master of Architecture (coursework) graduating student.

Award:

a. Certificate of award; and
b. $5,000 cheque; and
c. $2,000 contribution to travel; and
d. $500 book voucher; and
e. 2 years membership to the Australian Institute of Architects.

Applications: Applications open on Monday 2 July 2018.

Applicants must provide and will be judged on the following:

a. A short CV; and
b. Outline of the proposed travel and study plan;
c. Proposed travel itinerary;
d. Proposed budget; and
e. 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.

Please complete the application form, attach your CV and drawings (if relevant), and forward to School of Architecture, Level 3 Zelman Cowen Building (# 51), The University of Queensland or by email to office@architecture.uq.edu.au by 5:00pm, 27 July 2018.

Applications are assessed and judged by the Head of the School of Architecture.

The recipient will be notified by the School of Architecture in August and the prize will be awarded at the EAIT Award Ceremony in October.

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


dwp Prize for Architecture

Established in 2016 and maintained by an annual gift from dwp to encourage and recognise excellence in students pursuing a Master of Architecture degree

The Prize will be awarded to the student who delivers the highest quality presentation of their work the “Architecture and Commerce Design” Studio in Semester 1, and who is eligible to graduate from the Master of Architecture Program in the year of award. 

The recipient will be notified by the School of Architecture in August and the prize will be awarded at the EAIT Award Ceremony in October.

Award: $1,500


Elenberg Fraser Rising Star Award for Architecture

The Elenberg Fraser Rising Star Award for Architecture was established in 2016.

The prize will be awarded to a full-time, final year student of the Master of Architecture program, whose work, submitted during Semester 1, demonstrates the most spectacular or strikingly original project, which is brave in conception and potentially divisive in its reception.

The recipient will be notified by the School of Architecture in August and the prize will be awarded at the EAIT Award Ceremony in October.

Award: $5,000


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.

The recipient will be notified by the School of Architecture in October and the prize will be awarded during Semester 2 CRIT week.

Award: $100 Book Voucher


Jane Grealy 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.

The recipient will be notified by the School of Architecture in October and the prize will be awarded during Semester 2 CRIT week.

Award: $100 Book Voucher


John Simpson 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.

The recipient will be notified by the School of Architecture in October and the prize will be awarded during Semester 2 CRIT week.

Award: $100 Book Voucher


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.

The medallion is awarded to the student with the highest GPA in the Master of Architecture program.

Award: QIA Memorial Medallion and Certificate.


Karl & Gertrude Langer Memorial Prize

Established in 1986 as a memorial to the late Karl Langer, Architect and Town Planner, and Gertrude Langer, Art Historian and Critic, and maintained by the income of the trust fund.

The prize will be awarded for the best architectural drawing submitted during Semester 1, to a student enrolled in the Bachelor of Architectural Design, Bachelor of Architecture or Master of Architecture.

The recipient will be notified by the School of Architecture in August and the prize will be awarded at the EAIT Award Ceremony in October.

Awards: $300 (minimum)


Peter Hale Prize for Architecture

Established in 2001, 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.

The prize is awarded automatically on merit using results obtained in the subject areas of design, technology and practice studies across the first three semesters of the Master of Architecture (coursework) program to a Master of Architecture (coursework) graduating student.

Award: $3,000 and an offer of internship

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

The recipient will be notified by the School of Architecture after the posting of final grades and the prize will be awarded at the EAIT Award Ceremony in October.


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.

The prize will be awarded to a final year student of the Master of Architecture program, whose work, submitted during Semester 1, demonstrates the most creative integration of architectural technology with imaginative design.

The recipient will be notified by the School of Architecture in August and the prize will be awarded at the EAIT Award Ceremony in October.

Prize: $1000