Berkeley Prize 2012

Sponsor: University of California, Berkeley
Type: Student
Language: English
The competition is open to all current full-time registered students in an undergraduate architecture degree program or undergraduates majoring in architecture in accredited schools of architecture worldwide. The competition is only open to students pursuing their first degree. An exception will be made for Diploma in Architecture students who have not yet completed their Diploma.
Awards: There is a total prize of 12,500USD, minimum 4,000USD first prize.  Remaining purse to be allocated at the discretion of the Jury.
15 September 2011 – Launch of 2012 Essay Competition
1 November 2011 – (Stage One) 500-word essay proposal due
December 2011 – Essay semifinalists announced
1 February 2012 – (Stage Two) Essay Semifinalists’ 2,500-word essays due
8 February 2012 – Launch of Fellowship Competitions for Essay Semifinalists
March 2012 – Essay finalists announced
8 March 2012 – Travel Fellowship and Architectural Design Fellowship Entries Due
April 2012 – Essay winners, Travel Fellowhsip winners, and Architectural Design Fellowship winners announced
Christine Macy
Michael Pyatok
Gustavo Romero
Robert Ungar
Design Challenge:
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: Designing for the Public Good
Find a building in your community that serves the public – or a special population – and that you believe is particularly well-designed. Who was the architect? What is the purpose of the building? Who does it serve? Why do you think it works so well? How have all of these factors contributed to its unique public significance?
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