2015 Berkeley Essay Prize

This year the topic is: Architects Confront Poverty.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Essay, Open, Three-Stage , Onymous
Genre Essay
Country United States
RegDeadline 1 November 2014 GoogleCal iCal
1 November 2014 (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 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: The Architect and the Heathful Environment.

Ananya Roy (a Professor of City and Regional Planning and Distinguished Chair in Global Poverty and Practice at the University of California, Berkeley)
Arif Hasan (an architect/planner in private practice in Karachi)
Teddy Cruz (a Professor of Public Culture and Urbanism in the Visual Arts Department at the University of California, San Diego)
John Cary (a connector, writer, speaker, and curator focused on social change, with an emphasis on design for the public good)

There is a total prize of 15,000USD, minimum 5,000USD first prize.

Entry Fee

500-word Proposal

Winners Announced: Mid-April, 2015

Past winners

Berkeley Prize Committee

Official Website