1993 Harvard Menzies Scholar
Scholarship biography (at time of award)
Esther Charlesworth was awarded the scholarship to complete a Master of Architecture in Urban Design at Harvard University.
Studied at: Harvard University
Esther Charlesworth is the founding Director of Architects without Frontiers (AWF); She is a Professor in the School of Architecture and Design at RMIT University, and the Academic Director of the new RMIT Master of Disaster, Design and Development degree [MoDDD].
Charlesworth has worked in the public and private sectors of architecture and urban design in Melbourne, Sydney, New York, Boston and Beirut since graduating with a Masters in Architecture and Urban from Harvard University in 1995. In 2004 she was awarded her PhD from the University of York (UK). She has also published seven books on the theme of social justice and architecture, including: ‘Humanitarian Architecture’ (2014) and ‘Sustainable Housing Reconstruction’ (2015).