Bedford Travel Scholarship

The Bedford Scholarship is awarded annually by the West Yorkshire Society of Architects to students who wish to undertake research abroad related to their architecture studies or extend their architectural knowledge outside of university studies.

The Scholarship is open to all architectural students studying at the University of Huddersfield, Leeds Beckett University, University of Leeds, University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University and Hull School of Architecture.

In 2018 the travel bursary increased so up to £2000 is now available to the successful applicant.  Please click the word ‘Report’ to view.  Some are large files so may take time to open.

2018 Bradley Sumner | University of Sheffield | Scotland | Contemporary and Vernacular Architecture in the Western Scottish Isles | Report

2017 Catalina Ionita | Sheffield Hallam University | Romania | A Post-Communist Romania | Report

2016 Sam Eadington | University of Huddersfield | Malaga, Spain | Costa del Sprawl – Can Urban Design Hinder Integration? | Report

2015 Becky Hourigan | Leeds Beckett University | Japan | Japanese Methods of Conservation | Report

2015 Commendation Nikola Yanev | University of Sheffield | Milan Expo | Report

2014 Not awarded

2013 Jen Cogley | University of Huddersfield | Thailand | Tyin and The Architecture of Activism | Report

2012 Rebecca Nixon | University of Sheffield | Uganda | Sustainable Architecture in Uganda | Initial slideshow

2011 Matthew Loosley | University of Huddersfield | Peru | Peruvian Vernacular Architecture and volunteer for Pisco Sin Fronteras | Report

2010 Bernadita Valdes | University of Sheffield | Methodologies for Basic Housing

2010 Commendations to Paul Unett | Leeds Metropolitan University and India Christie | University of Huddersfield

2009 Neil Cooke | Leeds Metropolitan University | Alabama | Samuel Mockbee, Rural Studio

2009 Lucy Owen | University of Huddersfield | Moscow | Conservation in Moscow

2008 Not awarded

2007 Lucy Morris | Leeds Metropolitan University | Mississippi | Rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina, Design and Build Workshop

2006 Not awarded

2005 Thomas Corrie | University of Sheffield | Robert Adam’s Grand Tour and precedents for the design of Kedleston Hall

2004 Anthony Awimbo | Leeds Metropolitan University | Kenya | Sustainable Energy Sources

2003 Sam Huscroft | University of Huddersfield | China | Urban Renewal, Industrial Area, Shenyang,

2002 Not awarded

2001 Not awarded

2000 Sonja Kalkschmidt | Leeds Metropolitan University | New Caledonia | Tjibaou Cultural Centre

1999 Not awarded

1998 Alex Leese | University of Sheffield | Germany | Industrial Heritage

1997 Alfio Alberto Castro | Leeds Metropolitan University | Spain | Libraries

1996 Hazel York | University of Sheffield | Buildings and Nostalgia

1995 Martyn R Wilshaw | Leeds Metropolitan University | North America | Bio Domes

1994 Jenny Ixer | University of Sheffield | Northern Italy and Spain | Conservation and Restoration

1993 Karen Neal | University of Sheffield | East Berlin | Social Housing

1992 Mike Harris | Leeds Metropolitan University | Work of John Kay

1991 Debora Vasquez-Valasquese | Leeds Metropolitan University | Guatemala | Architecture of Guatemala