2023 Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship announced

Announcing recipients of the 2023 Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

This year, the NSW ARB has again upheld its enduring commitment to advancing architectural research through the allocation of over $125,000 in BHTS funds to 5 exceptional individuals. These scholarships are dedicated to fostering the growth of architectural talent and encouraging global perspectives within the field of architecture.

Each recipient is granted funding ranging from $15,000 to $30,000 to support their research travels, enabling them to contribute valuable insights and innovations that will enrich the NSW architectural community at large. This significant initiative is made possible through the Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship fund, diligently administered with the support of Perpetual Trustee.

The 2023 Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship recipients are:

Graduate Category

Georgina Blix

Design for Wellbeing

Georgina's project delves into designing for wellbeing in urban spaces. By integrating insights from psychology and architecture, the project aims to develop meaningful, data-driven approaches to enhance community wellbeing in mixed-use areas.

Andrea Lam

Chinatowns around the world are disappearing - how can architecture ensure their future?

Andrea's study focuses on the architectural preservation and future identity of Chinatowns globally. Research in cities like San Francisco, New York, Houston, and Milan will explore how architecture can sustain these vibrant cultural hubs.




Grace McLean

Home (like) Birth

Grace seeks to document and design homelike birth environments within global healthcare systems. The investigation aims to bridge the gap between architecture and healthcare, enhancing birth experiences through design.

D’Arcy Newberry-Dupé

Killing Our Darlings

D’Arcy's project is an exploration of the Murray Dhungala and Darling Baaka river systems, seeking solutions for the built environments and ecosystems affected by historical practices. The project will generate dialogue on sustainable and responsible regional development.

Student Category

Victoria King

Shop / House 

Victoria's research examines the evolution of shop-houses globally, focusing on their role in heritage and housing. Travels in South-East Asia and Western Europe will shed light on this often-overlooked building type's potential in NSW’s urban and regional landscapes.

Remembering Byera Hadley:

Byera Hadley, an esteemed architect and educator, envisioned a future where architects are globally informed and locally impactful. His bequest has enabled generations of architects to expand their horizons and contribute significantly to the field of architecture in Australia.

The Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship is more than an awards program; it is a catalyst for innovation and growth in the architectural community. The NSW ARB is proud to support and celebrate the promising futures carved out by these dedicated scholars through their explorative and impactful research.


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