Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarships

The NSW ARB is excited to announce that applications for the 2022 Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship are open!

The scholarship program must involve travel, which may be overseas or within Australia. Details are provided in the Application Form below, or if you have any queries contact the board at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications are due 31 August 2022

Download: Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarships Application

Byera Hadley's bequest is Australia's most prestigious and sustained gift of its type; resulting in more than $3m being granted to over 220 architects, students and graduates since 1951. Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarships promote travel and research in cities and communities around the world. Scholars return to share their research with colleagues, Councils and communities.

For more than 65 years, Byera's legacy has helped architects, graduates and students to stay current, and to connect with the world. 

Check out the archive of past research reports prepared by Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship alumni.

The research reports are all graphic-rich, and some files can be large. Reports are designed to pop up in a separate window - allowing you to download for reading later on your own device. 

Who was Byera Hadley?

Byera Hadley was a distinguished educator and NSW architect. As Lecturer-in-Charge of the architecture course at Sydney Technical College, Hadley built “one of the finest schools of architecture in the Empire” and is credited with gaining Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) recognition of the course, which gave post-1923 graduates exemption from the RIBA examinations. As an architect in private practice, Hadley drew from a wide range or revival styles in his designs for significant urban and suburban commissions, which included two town halls, several multi-story city warehouses, numerous suburban churches and Sydney University’s original Wesley College and chapel. 

Hadley’s “greatest contribution to NSW architecture remains his insistence on the importance of travel in Australian architectural training.”  In 1928 and 1929, Hadley sponsored two £25 scholarships through the Board of Architects of NSW. The success of these must have provided the catalyst for his 1937 Byera Hadley bequest.

Read more about Byera Hadley and his legacy here

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