The scholarship money in this fund is from Ross' personal savings, individual contributions and fundraising activities by family and friends.
There are two annual scholarships:
1. Ross Langdon Design for Sustainment Scholarship: social & environmental sustainability (Sydney University, Post Grad student/completed 48 credit points)
applicant must submit a portfolio demonstrating achievement in community engagement and sustainable placemaking & undertake an interview with a jury made up of representatives from the Architecture Faculty
inaugural award May 2016
for further information please contact Sydney University Faculty of Architecture
2. Ross Langdon Creative Design and Art Award (Tasman High School, year 10 student)
$500 (book, book voucher & cheque)
for a student who excels across multiple creative areas; music, art, drama, film & literature
inaugural award December 2014
Recipients of the each award can be found on the News page.
Ross developed an interest in building and design while he was a high school student living in the remote location of the Tasman Peninsula in Tasmania. He excelled in all areas of scholastic studies, featuring in school dramas, gaining awards in Mathematics and sports as well as participating in inter-school competitions.
Ross’ energy and interest was fed by the occasional award, which yielded prize money or vouchers. These awards were a generous and welcome boost to help him pursue his design ambitions, especially because his family was less than wealthy.
Ross’ family hopes to encourage other students to engage with the design principles that Ross pursued: sustainable and locally sensitive design solutions.
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Ross' achievements have been recognised with several industry honours. He was joint winner of the 2004 Superstudio student architecture competition and was featured as one of Monument Magazine’s Next Generation, the top ten designers most likely to shape the future.
Ross completed his Bachelor of Architecture in 2004, graduating with Honours Class 1 & the University Medal. Following a stint in Sydney working for local architects Sam Marshall and Drew Heath, with whom he had an ongoing collaboration, he received a British Council ‘Realise Your Dream’ Scholarship. The sought-after prize enabled him to move to Europe where he worked for a number of eminent architects including John McAslan and David Adjaye.
In 2008, Ross founded Regional Associates, a regionally-based design collaboration which has received numerous international awards. These include first prize in the Bodø Kultur I Sentrum Competition and first prize in Europan 10 with a scheme to revitalise Vardø, a town in northern Norway. From December 2008 to March 2009, Regional Associates also collaborated with Dahl og Uhre and 70°N Arkitektur in the final of the competition for the redevelopment of a new sustainable city, Nordhavnen, in Copenhagen.
Ross received the 2010 Young Alumni Award for Achievement in recognition of his pursuit of excellence in the field of architecture on projects located across Australia, Europe and Africa.
Cementing his international reputation, Ross worked on location in Uganda and Rwanda to develop a number of eco-lodges and other cultural projects including a community training centre. Alongside his architectural practice, Ross also lectured part-time in the Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design at the London Metropolitan University and appeared at architecture conferences around the world. He also served as a tutor at the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Architecture before leaving Australia.