Berkeley Prize 2013


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This year the topic is: The Architect and the Accessible City.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type International, Essay, Students, Two-Stage, Onymous
Genre Essay
Country United States
RegDeadline 1 November 2012 GoogleCal iCal
1 November 2012 (via Online)
Eligibility All current full-time registered students in an undergraduate architecture degree program or undergraduates majoring in architecture in accredited schools of architecture worldwide

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.
At the conclusion of the Essay Competition submittals, all Semifinalists are also invited to submit for one of two BERKELEY PRIZE Fellowships: the Travel Fellowship, or the Architectural Design Fellowship. Details for each will be announced in the Spring, 2013.

Chris Downey (Architect)
Deepak K.C (Khatri Chhetri) (Architect)
Rachna Khare (Architect and Professor)
Camilla Ryhl (a Professor)

There is a total prize of 12,500USD, minimum 4,500USD first prize.

Entry Fee

500-word Proposal

Essay Semifinalists announced: Mid-December, 2012
Essay Semifinalists' 2,500-word essays due: February 1, 2013
Launch of Fellowship Competitions for Essay Semifinalists: February 8, 2013
Travel Fellowship and Architectural Design Fellowship Entries Due: March 8, 2013
Essay Finalists announced: Early-March, 2013
Essay winners, Travel Fellowship winners, and Architectural Design Fellowship winners Announced: Mid-April, 2013

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