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Are you the next John Bradfield?

26 June 2017
Scholarship opportunity for aspiring urbanists

Do you have ideas on how to use transport to transform cities or infrastructure to solve social problems in our city? Applications will open soon for the 2017 Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholarship.

Bachelor of Architecture and Environments first year student Kate Zambelli was last year’s recipient of the Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholarship.

Bachelor of Architecture and Environments first year student Kate Zambelli was last year’s recipient of the Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholarship.

Now in its third year, the annual Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholarship was set up in recognition of the legacy of John Bradfield, the celebrated engineer and University of Sydney alumnus whose grand ideas and vision drove two of Sydney’s most transformative projects: the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the city’s underground railway system.

2016 Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholarship student finalists

Bachelor of Architecture and Environments first year student Kate Zambelli was last year’s recipient of the Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholarship.

Kate’s winning idea involved multiple Transport Orientated Developments (TODs) accommodating autonomous hover drones that would collect people from a “drone stop” and transport them by air to a drone terminal – like a flying Uber service organised from a smartphone.

“The journey I took to win the Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholarship was an exciting one,” Kate said.

“I was given the chance to present my idea to Steve McCann, the CEO and Managing Director of Lendlease, and also present my acceptance speech at the Bradfield Oration in front of Lucy Turnbull and Mike Baird.”

In addition to the scholarship amount, Kate was awarded a summer internship with Lendlease, which she described as “an amazing opportunity for any university student, let alone a first-year architecture student”.

“The internship has shown me how design works in the practical world by letting me experience multiple sectors within the business and how they operate and collaborate,” she added.

“I was exposed to two different sectors within the business through two different teams during the duration of being at Lendlease. I worked with a team known as DesignMake which at the time was focusing on the prefabrication of CLT apartments, and I also worked with a Development team that was finalising the design for a timber-wrapped building known as the Darling Exchange, due to be completed by the end of 2018.”

Interested in becoming the next Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholar?

Do you have a big vision for Sydney? The Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholarship is open to first and second year undergraduate University of Sydney students from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies, University of Sydney Business School and School of Architecture, Design and Planning. Students must be studying a discipline related to urbanism, such as urban development, urban planning, urban design, project finance, project/facilities management or engineering.

The value of the scholarship is $10,000 per annum, for the duration of the Scholar’s degree.

Applications for the 2017 Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholarship will open soon. Keep an eye on Student News and your faculty websites for more information in the coming weeks.