Prizes in UNSW Built Environment

This page lists all prizes awarded by the Faculty of Built Environment.

Faculty prizes

The Faculty of Built Environment Dean's Award (R0430U)
For the student who achieves the highest Weighed Average Mark (WAM) amongst all Built Environment undergraduate programs.

  • $250

The Faculty of Built Environment Postgraduate Dean’s List (R2K65I)
For the best performance in Semester 1 and or 2 (and Summer semester for MUDD program) of an academic year for all Built Environment Postgraduate programs.

  • Certificate

The Faculty of Built Environment Dean’s Merit List (R2K64I)
 Awarded to students achieving a semester Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 80 or greater.

  • Certificate

The Faculty of Built Environment Undergraduate Dean's Scholar Award (R2K62I)Awarded to top performing undergraduate students based on (raw) WAM in the year being assessed; completion of a minimum 36 Units of Credit in the year being assessed; must be a continuing student in the year of receiving award.

  • $500

The UNSW Built Environment Horizon Habitats Prize (R1K67E)
For the best performance in Horizon Habitats BEIL0010 and BEIL0008.

  • $1000

Architecture Program

1 Bligh Street Master of Architecture Final Year Prize in Sustainable Highrise Architecture (R2K68E)
For the best performance in a building scheme that demonstrates design excellence in multi-storey design with an emphasis on passive heating and cooling techniques.

  • $4000

The Andrew Taylor Memorial Prize (R2K47U)

For an outstanding student in Years 3, 4 and 5 Architecture Design Studio (or equivalent stage design course) whose work demonstrates sensitivity to the project context, site and Australian landscape.

  • $2000

The Belinda Brito Prize For Creativity and Passion in Design (R2K602)
For the best performance in Design Studio in Year 1 of the Bachelor of Architecture degree program.

  • $500

The Castle Mountain Prize in the Bachelor of Architectural Studies (R0863A)
For academic merit and excellence in development of construction technology as demonstrated in the final year Architectural Design Studio.

  • $1000

The Castle Mountain Prize in the Master of Architecture (R0862A)
For academic merit and excellence in development of construction technology as demonstrated in a design studio or appropriate elective course/s specialising in aspects of structures and construction in architecture.

  • $1000

Eckersley's Prize in Architectural Communication (R0960A)
For the best performance in Architectural Communications ARCH1142.

  • $500

The Eric Daniels Prize in Residential Design (R0095U)
For the best performance in Design for Residential Accommodation in the Bachelor of Architecture program.

  • $500

The Frank Fox Memorial Prize (R0096U)
For the best performance in Historical Research in the Bachelor of Architecture program.

  • $500

The Frank W Peplow Prize (R0097U)
For the best performance in Church Architecture or Design in the Bachelor of Architecture program.

  • $500

The J M Freeland Prize (R0386A)
For a significant research achievement by a student or students in the field of History and/or Conservation of the Built Environment in Australia.

  • $500

The Jim Plume Prize for Outstanding Innovation in the Application of Digital Technology (R2K67E)
For the best performance in the application or adaptation of innovative digital technology to support some aspect of the planning, design, delivery or management of the built environment.

  • $1500

The Peter L Kollar Memorial Prize (R2K600)
For excellent scholarship making a significant contribution to the promotion of human dignity and social and environmental responsibility with respect for the whole human person in a whole world - the tripartite human nature comprising spirit, mind and body in a world with its corresponding spiritual, subtle and physical dimensions.

  • $1500

The Lisa Ettridge Memorial Prize (R2K48U)
For an outstanding project in ARCH1302, ARCH1402 or equivalent stage design course that best addresses architecture's contribution to socially disadvantaged communities.

  • $2000

The Margot and Neville Gruzman Award for Urban Design in Architecture in Year 1 of the Master of Architecture program (R0366U)
For the best performance in ARCH7111/7112 - 1st Year Design Studio in March that is judged to be the best contribution to Urban Design.

  • $1000

The Margot and Neville Gruzman Award for Urban Design in Architecture in Year 2 of the Master of Architecture program (R0369U)
For the best performance in ARCH7202 - Major Design Studio that is judged to be the best contribution to Urban Design.

  • $1000

The Morton Herman Memorial Prize (R0098U)
For the best performance in Studies of Historic Structures in the Bachelor of Architecture program.

  • $500

 

The RAIA NSW Chapter Award for Construction and Practice (R2K606)

 

For the highest aggregate marks in the discipline area of Construction and Practice in the two years of the Bachelor of Architecture Degree.

 

  • 1 year student or graduate membership of RAIA as applicable
  • Book selected by Chapter President

The Woodhead Prize in Architectural Communication (R0961A)

For the best performance in architectural communication as demonstrated in the design studio ARCH1101/ARCH1102 and on the recommendation of the Head of the Program.

  • $1000

The UNSW Built Environment Kevin Rice Prize in Professional Practice (R2K75E)

For the highest mark in Master of Architecture Professional Practice Course (undertaken in first year of MArch degree).

  • $2500

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Building Construction Management Program

The Australian Institute of Building Chapter Medal (R0126U)
For the highest marks achieved by a graduating student in the Bachelor of Building Construction Management program.

  • Bronze medal

The Brookfield Multiplex Constructions Prize (R0128U)
For the best performance in the major Building Construction courses Construction 1 to 5 in the Bachelor of Building Construction Management program.

  • $2000

The Ganellen Prize (R0129E)
For the best performance in Year 2 of the Bachelor of Construction Management and Property program.

  • $1000

The Head of Construction Management and Property Program Prize (R0371U)
For the best performance in Year 1 of the Bachelor of Building Construction Management program.

  • $500

The Muller Partnership Prize (R2K90E)
For the highest average mark in BLDG1014 Building Measurement, BLDG2013 Construction Estimating, and BLDG4022 Construction Cost Management.

  • $1000

The Program Director's Prize (Master of Construction Project Management) (R0427P)
For the most outstanding graduand in the Master of Construction Management program.

  • $500

The Project Management Institute (PMI) Prize (R2K91E)
For the best performance in Master of Construction Project Management Program.

  • $500

The RICS Building Construction Management Prize (R2K601)
For the highest overall Weighted Average Mark (WAM) by a 3rd year student in the Bachelor of Construction Management and Property program who has successfully completed a minimum of 36 units of credit excluding Work Experience.

  • RICS membership and assessment fees for a year

The UNSW Bookshop Prize in Sustainable Built Environment (R0425U)
For the best project addressing sustainability issues in the built environment.

  • $500

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Industrial Design Program

The Galileo Watermark Prize in Industrial Design (R0230E)
For the best performance in Travel Futures project collaboration with Watermark Products.

  • $750

The UNSW Built Environment Industrial Design Caroma Prize in Bathroom Design (R2K69E)
For the best student team proposal for a bathroom design in IDES2102 - Design Studio 4.

  • $1000

Interior Architecture Program

The Concrete Masonry Association of Australia Prize (R2607E)
For the best performance in ARCH1162 Structures and Construction 1.

  • $500

The Davenport Campbell Prize (R2K40U)
For the best performance in the Final Year Design Project in Interior Architecture.

  • $1000

Design Institute of Australia Professional Encouragement Prize (R2K61A)
For the best student who has demonstrated a high level of academic competency and potential to play an active and valuable role in the design community.

  • Free membership

The Harry Stephens Prize in Interior Architecture (R2K46U)
For work by a student in the Interior Architecture program which makes a significant attempt to address the whole human condition, comprising body, mind and spirit in a manner that promotes human dignity and social responsibility.

  • $480

The Interior Architecture Draftex Excellence in Communications First Year Prize (R2K66E)
For the highest weighted average mark in Interior Architecture Communications 1 and 2 First Year.

  • $750

The Mirvac Design Prize in Interior Architecture (R0861A)
For the best performance in the first year Interior Architecture Design Studio.

  • $500

The Thames & Hudson Australia Prize in Interior Architecture (R08604)

For outstanding performance in History and Theory.

  • Book: approximate value $500

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Landscape Architecture Program

The Andreasens Green Excellence in Planting Design Year 1 Landscape Architecture Prize (R2K61E)
For the best performance in year one LAND2152 Plants and Design.

  • $1000

The Andreasens Green Excellence in Planting Design Year 2 Landscape Architecture Prize (R2K64E)
For the best performance in Year 2 LAND2251 Planting Design at the Landscape Scale.

  • $1000

The Andreasens Green Excellence in Planting Design Year 3 Landscape Architecture Prize (R2K62E)
For the best performance in use of plants in individual studio work in Year 3, specifically LAND2302 and Landscape Design 6: Design with a complex program.

  • $1000

The Andreasens Green Excellence in Planting Design Year 4 Landscape Architecture Prize (R2K63E)
For the best performance in use of plants in individual studio work in Year 4, specifically LAND2402 Landscape Design 8: Graduating Studio.

  • $1000

The Australian Native Landscapes Prize (R2K60E)
For the highest combined mark for 2 of the Faculty of Built Environment Landscape Architecture program's second year courses: LAND2271 Landscape Documentation and LAND2272 Landscape Engineering Principles.

  • $1000

The Harry Howard Prize in Landscape Architecture (R2K50U)
For the best undergraduate thesis or the best graduation studio project in the Landscape Architecture Program exploring environmental, social or aesthetic aspects of Australian landscapes which reflects Harry Howard's ideals for the profession of landscape architecture.

  • $2000

The Lindsay Robertson Memorial Prize (R0253U)
For the best performance in LAND1202 Landscape Design 4: Landform and Planting Designs.

  • $500

The Tract Consultants Portfolio Prize (R0431U)
For an outstanding portfolio submission by a Year 3 student in the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture program.

  • $1000

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Planning & Urban Development Program

The Elias Duek-Cohen Prize For Urban Design (R0428U)
For the best performance (individual or combined performance) on PLAN1101 Understanding Design and PLAN2032 Urban Design in the Bachelor of Planning program.

  • $500

The Gary Shiels & Associates Planning Prize (R0370U)
For the best performance in Year 4, Session 2 in the Bachelor of Town Planning Program.

  • $500

The Hans Westerman Prize (R0351U)
For the best performance in Year 1 of the Bachelor of Town Planning Program.

  • $500

The John Shaw Memorial Prize (R0353U)
For the best Year 5 thesis in the Bachelor of Town Planning Program.

  • $400

The NSW Planning and Infrastructure Prize (R0354U)
For the best performance in Year 5 of the Bachelor of Planning Program.

  • $2000

The Planning Institute of Australia (NSW Division) Prize (R0356U)
For the best performance in Year 3 (Session 1) of the Bachelor of Planning program.

  • $250

The Planning Institute of Australia (NSW Division) Prize For Excellence in Integrated Planning (R0355U)
For the best performance in the Integrated Planning courses in Years 2, 3 and 4 of the Bachelor of Planning program.

  • $250

The Sydney Water Prize For Environmental Management Planning and Urban Development (R2K43U)
For the best performance in GEOS1701 Environmental Systems and Process and PLAN2152 Resources Planning and the Natural Environment.

  • $500

The UrbanGrowth NSW City Transformation Bachelor of Planning Prize (R2K52E)
For the best final year thesis in an area related to the interests and remit of UrbanGrowth New South Wales.

  • $500

The UrbanGrowth NSW City Transformation Master of Planning Prize (R2K53E)
For the best final year thesis in an area related to the interests and remit of UbranGrowth New South Wales.

  • $500

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