9th Annual Berkeley Prize 2007

The essay competition all undergraduates architecture program invited, this year the topic is: Making Social Architecture.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International Architecture Essay Competition
Genre Essay
Country United States
Registration Deadline 10 December 2007 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 10 December 2007 (via Online)
Eligibility Students enrolled in any undergraduate architecture program throughout the world

The Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Design Excellence endowment was established in the Department of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley to promote architecture as a social art through research, writing, and criticism: traditionally under-represented aspects of the architecture curriculum. Each year, the Prize Committee selects a topic important to the understanding of the interaction of people and the built world that becomes the focus of the Essay Competition.
The ten top scoring Semifinalists will also be invited to participate in the Berkeley Prize Travel Fellowship Competition.

RODNEY HARBER (B.E.R.T. (Bureau of Research and Technology) on behalf of the Africa Union of Architects)
NGUYEN CHI TAM (architect)
ELIZABETH OGBU (Designer & Project Manager at Public Architecture)
RON VAN OERS (Master of Science in urban planning and Master of Technological Design)

Competition Type

There is a total prize of USD$7,500.00, minimum USD$3,500.00 first prize.

Entry Fee

1st Stage: 500-word essay
2nd Stage: 2,500-word essay

Semifinalists announced: January 14, 2008
(Stage Two) Semifinalists invited to submit: February 25, 2008
Top 10 Semifinalists invited to submit for Travel Fellowship: April 1, 2008
Travel Fellowship Entries Due: May 2, 2008
Winners Announced: May 23, 2008

Berkeley Prize Committee

Official Website