2014 Berkeley Prize Competition Announced
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
The BERKELEY PRIZE supports the study and teaching of the social art of architecture. The online, two-stage Essay Competition is open to undergraduate architecture majors in accredited schools of architecture throughout the world. The Travel Fellowship Competition is open to the Essay Competition semi-finalists. The Teaching Fellowship Competition for undergraduate architecture faculty worldwide takes place in early spring 2014.
The BERKELEY PRIZE encourages undergraduate architecture students to expand their academic education by going into their communities and investigating how the built environment best serves and best reflects the social needs of those who live there. Cash awards, hands-on research experiences in foreign locales, and opportunities to mount complementary local competitions are given to students who present the best written essays describing what role the architect plays in developing this social art of architecture.
Each year, the PRIZE Committee selects a topic and poses a Question based on that topic. This year's topic is “The Architect and the Healthful Environment”. Full-time students enrolled in any undergraduate architecture degree program, Diploma in Architecture program, or majoring as an undergraduate in architecture throughout the world are invited to submit a 500-word Essay Proposal responding to the Question. From this pool of essays, approximately 25 are selected by the PRIZE Committee as particularly promising.
These semi-finalists are then asked to submit a 2500-word essay expanding on their Proposals. The BERKELEY PRIZE Committee members, acting as readers, select five-to-eight of the best essays and send these Finalists on to a Jury of international academics and architects to select the winners. All phases of the PRIZE are completed online. 2014 jurors include Susan Goltsman, FASLA, and Arza Churchman, PhD.
For more information, visit www.berkeleyprize.org. Entries are due November 1!