About the Rothwell Research Scholarship

Garry and Susan Rothwell Research Scholarship

This Scholarship has been established to provide additional stipend support assistance to a PhD student who is undertaking research in the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design & Planning. This research scholarship is funded from the Garry and Susan Rothwell Chair in Architectural Design Leadership Gift, with the purpose to support important contributions to innovation in the areas of architectural design, urban design or urbanism and heighten research capabilities to develop the capacity to create environments which improve people’s quality of life.

Inaugural Rothwell Research scholarship recipient – Nathan Etherington, March 2020

Nathan Etherington is a doctoral candidate in architecture at the University of Sydney and a practicing architect. He founded Nathan Etherington Architect (NEA) in 2017, a practice that explores the urban potential of small scale projects through typological and contextual analysis. This approach originated in his work at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Nathan’s scholarly research continues this framework but across a wider spectrum of scales and disciplines. His current academic work thesis title: Inscribing the Territory: The Landscape of Public Works in Nineteenth-Century Sydney, is focused on the intersection of governance, design and infrastructural development in the transformation of urban and regional landscapes. 

Nathan will be presenting a conference paper, The Lands Building, Sydney: Architecture as instrument in the colonial project,at the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) annual conference in November 2020.