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Lisa Daunt Wins 2016 Guildford Bell Scholarship

Wednesday, 31 August 2016


The School of Architecture has awarded Lisa Marie Daunt the 2016 Guildford Bell Scholarship. Lisa, who is studying the development of modern churches in post-war Queensland, will use this Scholarship to travel to America, Europe and the UK in 2017, where she will visit several church buildings that have influenced Queensland church architects. Some of the international examples that will certainly be visited during Lisa’s trip, include the early modern churches by Rudolf Schwarz, Dominikus Böhm, Karl Moser and Auguste Perret in Europe (France and Germany), the mid-century churches by Maguire & Murray, F.X. Velarde, Reynolds & Scott, Gillespie, Kidd & Coia, and Fredrick Gibbard (UK), and the early and mid-century churches by Marcel Breuer, Eero Saarinen, Frank Lloyd Wright and Pietro Belluschi (America).

During her trip, Lisa will also meet with a number of international academics who have published major studies on post-war church design and network with other architectural historians with similar research interests. These meeting with international scholars, together with the visits to overseas church buildings, will enable Lisa ‘s research to be further positioned within international research on church building design, in addition to local research into post-war architectural design – widening the potential readership and therefore the ability for this research to be more widely published in the future.