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The conditions provided that economy in designing, planning and construction would be taken into account by the Committee of Assessors {Messrs. Percy A. Oak- ley (F.) , John R. Freeman (A.) and John F. D.

Scarborough (A.)1. The competitors were required to submit with their final drawings a report similar in form to one that would be sent to a client, showing in detail how the estimate of cost was arrived at and giving a brief description of the materials and construction pro- posed to be employed.

(b) General excellence of Architectural studies-25 Marks.

(c) Excellence of practical office work and personal character-20 Marks.

The award requires that the recipient should devote the Scholarship to travelling and studying Architecture overseas for not less than one year according to an itinerary approved by the Board, return to Victoria for a period of two years at least within four years of the receipt of the Scholarship, give lectures, exhibitions of drawings and other assistance to Architectural Educa- tion in Victoria and furnish a report to the Institute regarding his travels and studies abroad upon his return to Victoria.

The President's Prize, donated by Mr. Alec S.

Eggleston (F.), was awarded to Mr. E. J. Walker (A.), (a member of the firm of Roy K. Stevenson & Associ- ates, Architects), and a certificate of Honourable Men- tion was awarded to Mr. E. W. Howarth, of E. Malvern.


HE Board of Architectural Education has awarded the Robert and Ada Haddon Architec- tural Scholarship of the Royal Victorian Institute of Architects for the year 1938, to the value of

£300, together with the R.V.I.A. Silver Medal and the accompanying certificate for the current year, to Mr.

Max Collard, a member of the staff of Messrs. Stephen- son & Turner, Architects, 374 Little Collins Street, Melbourne.

The Scholarship, which as far as is known, is the largest of its kind in the world awarded annually, was bequeathed by the late Robert J. Haddon, who was a Fellow of the Institute for many years, and his wife, the late Mrs. Ada Haddon. It is intended for award to Architects and students of not more than 30 years of age who have completed their studies and have qualified for membership of the Institute, and is for the purpose of travel and study abroad.

The conditions governing its award state that the Scholarship may be withheld, divided or varied at the discretion of the Institute. The award of the Scholarship is based upon the following conditions:—

(a) A Competition in Designing and Planning-55 Marks. The subject of the Competition this year was

"A Building for a Professional Institute at the Eastern End of Collins Street, Melbourne," the Competition having been commenced with an eight hours "en loge"

session at Kelvin Hall on the 11th December last, fol- lowing which candidates were allowed until the 15th March to develop and complete their final drawings.


than. a Professor may be appointed Dean will be of great assistance to the advancement of Architectural Education.


The Board has approved of the nomination of Mr.

N. T. Jelbart for election to membership of the Archi- tectural Students' Society of the. Institute.

Copies of the pamphlets containing the questions set at the Intermediate, Final and Special Examinations qualifying for nomination to membership of the R.I.B.A. which were held in November and December, 1937, have been received from London and may be obtained upon application to the Secretary of the Institute.


In congratulating the successful candidates upon the drawings submitted by them in the competition, the Assessors stated that the quality of their work indicated sound training, keen application and thoughtful study.

In the report accompanying his drawings Mr. Collard states that the building—which is of three floors and a basement—is of steel and reinforced concrete construc- tion, with hollow tile floors. The facade is faced with Stawell sandstone and embodies sculptured pylons at each side of the main entrance. The ground and first floors have both been planned on two levels, the rear portion being higher than the front, while the second floor is on one level. In this way the ceiling height of the assembly room, which is situated at the front sec- tion of the first floor, has been made greater than that of the dining room which is at the rear of the same floor.

The main entrance doors and the windows on the Collins Street facade are of bronze. The walls of the assembly room are lined with sandstone and the skirt- ings and architraves are of dark coloured polished marble. Glass has been introduced to a large extent into

the decorative treatment of the interior and various Australian woods are used throughout the building.

The drawings provide for the air conditioning of the whole of the building, the mechanical plant being located in the basement and in an air-wash and fan room on the roof.

Mr. Collard estimated that the total cost of erecting the building, including mechanical equipment, would be


The winner of the Scholarship, who has obtained brilliant successes in his scholastic work both in second- ary and architectural education, is a Bachelor of Archi- tecture and also a Bachelor of Civil Engineering of the Melbourne University and has applied for admittance to Associate Membership of the Institute. Prior to com- mencing his studies at the University he obtained the School Intermediate and Leaving Certificates with hon- ours and was Dux of the University High School.

Illustrations of the elevations and plans which were submitted by Mr. Collard and Mr. Walker accompany this article.

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