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Philip Y Bisset Planning (Architecture) Scholarship

The two winners of the 2017 Philip Y Bisset Planning (Architecture) Scholarship are Christina Soloman, UQ and Gabriella Avenia, QUT. 



Philip Yeats Bisset

Who was Philip Y Bisset?

Philip Yeats Bisset (1921-2010) was a distinguished Queensland architect and Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects. He worked with Jack Donaghue, Sid Cusick and Phil Edwards and was a founding director of Edwards Bisset and Partners Pty.Ltd. In a career spanning over 60 years he was involved with 63 hospitals including St Vincent’s Hospital in Toowoomba, the Mater Hospitals in Townsville and Bundaberg, and many State Government hospitals in rural Queensland. In addition, he worked on numerous facilities for the Salvation Army and the Federal Government, as well as the Roman Catholic Cathedral in Darwin, and several other churches.

The Philip Y Bisset Planning (Architecture) Scholarship was established as a result of a generous $1,309,613 bequest left to the Australian Institute of Architects by the late Philip Y Bisset. The scholarships are awarded and administered by the Queensland Chapter Council of the Australian Institute of Architects in close collaboration with the National Executive of the Australian Institute of Architects as trustee.

Purpose of the 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”.

Eligibility

Applicants for the Scholarship must be an enrolled final year architecture student in an accredited Master of Architecture program in Queensland. All applications will be judged on merit.

Successful recipients are not permitted to apply again.

2017 Scholarships

The value of the Scholarship to be awarded to a final year architecture student shall be to a maximum value of $15,000.

It is envisaged that 2 Scholarships shall be awarded at the discretion of the Selection Panel, in consultation with the trustee, depending upon the number and quality of the applications received.

In 2016, due to the high quality of applications, the selection panel awarded three scholarships. Those students are due to complete their scholarships by the end of 2017. 

Application Process

Applications for the Scholarship should be made by completing an Application Form, and submitting in pdf format by email to qld@architecture.com.au on or before 12pm Tuesday 1 August, 2017.

The Application Form must be completed, without extra attachments, and to include:

  • Applicant details
  • A statement on the intent, scope, program and itinerary for the proposed Scholarship
  • A curriculum vitae of maximum 1 page in length
  • Nomination of a Mentor. The Mentor may be an individual or a group of individuals from a firm or university, and does not need to be in the architectural profession
  • Two referee reports commenting respectively on the applicant’s character, and the applicant’s capacity to undertake the Scholarship outlined in the application. Referee reports must be submitted as part of the Application Form.

Selection Criteria

Applications will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Significance of the proposed Scholarship program to the design and planning of architecture
  • Feasibility of achieving the aims of the proposed Scholarship program in terms of outcomes, budget and time frame
  • Ability of the candidate to communicate clearly with a compelling perspective on the proposed Scholarship program
  • Potential of the candidate to collate information and disseminate findings

Only complete applications received by the due date will be considered.

Selection Panel

The President of the Queensland Chapter Council of the Australian Institute of Architects has appointed a Selection Panel to assess the applications and make a recommendation to the National Executive of the Australian Institute of Architects.

  • Elizabeth Watson-Brown, Adjunct Professor, University of Queensland
  • Paul Fairweather, Adjunct Professor, Griffith University 2013-2015
  • Christopher Gee, Member of IAC (Architecture) ASA Committee (Bond University)
  • Kevin O’Brien, Professor, Queensland University of Technology 2013-2015
Elizabeth Watson Brown
Elizabeth Watson Brown
Paul Fairweather
Paul Fairweather

Christopher Gee
Kevin O'Brien
Kevin O'Brien

Conditions of the Award

Generally, the Recipient should commence within the following calendar year of the Scholarship award, and be completed within 12 months of commencement unless exceptional circumstances apply eg serious illness or bereavement.

The Australian Institute of Architects may request modifications to the application. The application will eventually become part of the agreement between the Recipient and the Australian Institute of Architects.

Prior to confirmation of the Scholarship, the person to whom it is provisionally awarded must agree in writing to comply with the Scholarship conditions.

If a Recipient wishes to vary the time frame for the Scholarship then this should be clearly identified at the time of application.

Recipients must show evidence of appropriate insurances prior to commencement of the Scholarship. Travel insurance must be in place prior to any travel being undertaken and Recipients must agree to keep abreast of any travel warnings provided via the Department of Foreign Affairs Travel Advisory site.

The Scholarship funds will be paid to the Recipient in installments within a pre-determined timetable approved by the Selection Panel. Generally, 10% of the scholarship funds will be withheld and will be paid upon acceptance of the Final Report and completion of the Scholarship.

The Recipient must submit a Final Report written in plain English, designed to engage a public audience, of 800 to 1,000 words about the Scholarship. At least 5 high-resolution images that represent critical aspects of the Scholarship must also be included. The Recipient must hold or obtain consents from authors of all materials included in the Final Report.

The Recipient retains any intellectual property in the creation of the Scholarship material.

Recipients will grant to the Australian Institute of Architects without cost, a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty free and transferable license to use, reproduce, and communicate to the public the outcomes, materials or images of the Recipient’s Scholarship which may then be used to further advertise, support or in other ways publicize the Philip Y Bisset Planning (Architecture) Scholarship for no financial benefit to either party.

Recipients will acknowledge the Scholarship in any relevant correspondence, public announcement, advertising, publication or other material relating to the Scholarship.

Recipients are not agents of the Australian Institute of Architects and are not acting on behalf of the Australian Institute of Architects; and should not represent themselves as such.

The Award may be cancelled if the Recipient does not comply with the associated conditions of the Scholarship and will be asked to refund the money already distributed. Any material changes to the Scholarship outcomes or time frames must be approved by the Australian Institute of Architects.

The Australian Institute of Architects may vary this Scholarship or any of the foregoing conditions when it considers that circumstances justify such variation. The decision of the Australian Institute of Architects on the award of the Scholarship is final. The Australian Institute of Architects reserves the right to withhold the award of the Scholarship. The Australian Institute of Architects reserves the right to amend the number and value of the Scholarships.

Process

Stage 1

Applicant completes and submits an Application Form, outlining Applicant details, Scholarship itinerary, program and budget, Mentor details and Referees’ reports. The closing date for applications is 12pm 1 August, 2017 to qld@architecture.com.au.

Stage 2

Selection Panel reviews applications and shortlists Applicants to be interviewed to discuss their proposed Scholarship program. Proposals will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Significance of the proposed Scholarship program to the design and planning of architecture
  • Feasibility of achieving the aims of the proposed Scholarship program in terms of outcomes, budget and time frame
  • Ability of the candidate to communicate clearly with a compelling perspective on the proposed Scholarship program
  • Potential of the candidate to collate findings, disseminate research and deliver annual lecture

Stage 3

If selected for interview, the Applicant will meet with the Selection Panel to discuss the proposal, the methodology and expected outcomes. Interviews shall be conducted during September, 2017 at a date, time and location to be confirmed.

Stage 4

Successful Recipients and unsuccessful Applicants will be advised by Friday 20 October 2017.

Stage 5

Successful Recipients shall enter into a Scholarship agreement with the Australian Institute of Architects, and commence Scholarship within the following calendar year of award, and complete within 12 months.

For further information you can email us at qld@architecture.com.au or call us on (07) 3828 4100.