2017 Berkeley Essay Prize

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. This year the topic is: Applying the Social Art of Architecture.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Students, Two-Stage, Onymous
Genre Essay
Country United States
Registration Deadline 1 November 2017 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 1 November 2017 (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

Description
The Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Design Excellence endowment was established in the Department of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley College of Environmental Design to promote the investigation of architecture as a social art. 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. This year the topic is: Applying the Social Art of Architecture.

Jury
Benard Acellam, an Architect
Neelakshi Joshi, an Architect and urban planner
Thomas-Bernard Kenniff, Professor in the Environmental Design program at the École de design, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
Preeti Talwai, a User Experience Researcher at Google

Prize
There is a total prize of 25,000USD, minimum 7,500USD first prize.

Entry Fee
None

Timetable
(Stage One) 500-word essay proposal due: November 1, 2017
Essay Semifinalists announced: Mid-December, 2017
(Stage Two) Essay Semifinalists' 2,500-word essays due: February 1, 2018
Launch of Travel Fellowship Competition for Essay Semifinalists: February 8, 2018
Essay Finalists announced: Early-March, 2018
Travel Fellowship Entries Due: March 12, 2018
Essay winners and Travel Fellowship winners Announced: Mid-April, 2018

Links
Past winners

Organizer
Berkeley Prize Committee

Official Website