Neville Quarry Travel Scholarship

Change a student’s world, by giving them the world

Neville Quarry

Pictured: Neville Quarry pictured at the Forbidden City, during the 1970s, while travelling in China.

A life’s work continued

Professor Neville Quarry AM, dedicated his life to teaching, consistently challenging his students and in turn teaching them to challenge themselves and their world view.

Read Neville Quarry's biography

Neville, a winner of the Union Internationale des Architectes’ coveted Jean Tschumi Prize and an Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medallist, was a passionate advocate for the importance of travel and international exposure as part of a student’s education. His own career took him from Melbourne University, to a Masters degree at Rice University in the USA, then to Lae in Papua New Guinea before he finally settled in Sydney and joined UTS.

UTS has established the Neville Quarry Travel Scholarship in his honour, with the aim of bestowing the opportunity of travel upon future generations of UTS architects. The Scholarship has been made possible through the generous support of his former students, family and friends.

A legacy for Neville

The Neville Quarry Travel Scholarship provides current architecture students with $5,000 towards the cost of an international study experience in the closing stages of their undergraduate or postgraduate degree.

"Neville's influence promoted a more urbane, cultural and conversational overlay to what was a work-and-learn education, he travelled and made others travel, one way or another… it makes perfect sense for this new Scholarship to help propel UTS students to conduct a program of work or research abroad and in doing so honour the memory of Neville Quarry."

- Graham Jahn AM, UTS Alumnus and
Director of City Planning and Regulatory Services at City of Sydney

A great start

In the establishment phase, the Neville Quarry Travel Scholarship has already achieved important milestones, including:

  • Establishing a Scholarship Selection Committee, made up of at least three relevant members of the UTS community and a Donor. The inaugural attending Donor was architect, Louise Cox, AO AM. The Committee was chaired by the Dean of Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building, Professor Desley Luscombe.
  • Generous gifts have already provided a full third of all monies required to make the Neville Quarry Travel Scholarship self-funding. When the final total is met the Scholarship will independently provide for future generations of UTS Architecture students.
  • Awarding of the inaugural scholarship to Adrian Taylor, Master of Architecture student. Adrian intends to use the Scholarship to, "embrace other cultures and to understand buildings, and the cities in which they exist, beyond what could ever be found in a drawing."

How can you help?

Neville Quarry is well remembered for his educational initiatives and with your help he can be remembered in perpetuity.

"This scholarship is one important way to remember, and value, his contribution,"says Professor Desley Luscombe. Further contributions are welcomed to ensure the perpetuity of the scholarship, and of Quarry’s vision.

Please consider making a donation to the Neville Quarry Travel Scholarship to help continue his lasting legacy. Your tax-deductible contribution to the program will help provide a life-changing travel experience to a young Architect.