UNSW alumnus and part-time tutor in the Faculty of the Built Environment, Christine Outram, has been awarded the prestigious Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship for Architecture.

Christine will use the scholarship to fund a two-year Masters degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she has been accepted into the Master of Science in Architectural Studies program, specialising in Architecture and Urbanism.

Speaking about the scholarship Christine said: "MIT has an excellent reputation for being at the cutting edge of research into how advances in technology can be utilised to aid design and development decisions. I feel incredibly privileged that I have been chosen as a winner of this scholarship and that it will help me pursue my goal of becoming a leading thinker in urban design analysis and sustainable land use."

Since completing UNSW's Bachelor of Architecture with first-class honours, Christine has worked for several residential and commercial architecture practices. She is currently working as part of the design group at Lend Lease Communities and for the past year she has also been working as a tutor at UNSW, teaching hand-drawing, drafting, model-making and graphic composition skills to first and second-year Architecture students.