20th Berkeley Prize Results


Sponsor: University of California, Berkeley
Type: International, Essay – Travel and Fellowship competitions
Number of entries: 79
How do Civic Buildings Create Community?
• For the eight Finalists, there is the “best of the best” First, Second and Third Prizes, and five Honorable Mentions totaling 35,000USD. 
• In addition, and in lieu of applying for this year’s necessarily cancelled BERKELEY PRIZE Travel Fellowship Competition, all of the eighteen Semifinalists receive a cash award of 1000USD. 

Essay Competition

First Place Prize 
Rhiddhit Paul (Architecture program) and Abhradeep Chakraborty (Planning program) at the School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal, India for: “Nests for a Phoenix: Building Life After Death” (9000USD)

Second Place Prize
Poonam Parikh (Architecture) and Khushali Haji (Urban Design) at the C.E.P.T. University, Ahmedabad, India for: “Ahmedabad: Growing through a History of Community and Conflict” (7500USD)
Third Place Prize
Michael Tsang (Architecture) and Elisa Ynaraja Rodriguez (Civil Engineering) at the University of Bath, Bath, UK for: “The Storytellers of Bristol: An Exploration of Community Created by Theatre” (6000USD)

Honorable Mention
Claudio Cabana (Architecture/Environmental Design) and Henrike Scholz (International Relations) at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada for: “The Learned City: Civic Buildings, Information Inequality, and the Digital Divide” (2500USD)

Honorable Mention
Vladimir Kositsyn (Architecture) and Zhenya Nasledskova (Environmental Design) at the Moscow Architectural Institute, Moscow, Russian Federation for: “Moscow Civic Buildings and Their Variability through the Prism of Time” (2500USD)

Honorable Mention
Elizabeth Njeri Mugo (Architecture) at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and Stephanie Brenda Wanjiru Munene (Law) at Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya for: “For the love of Museums” (2500USD)

Honorable Mention

Madhura Vaze (Architecture) at B.K.P.S. College of Architecture and Nabha Joshi (Economics) at the S.P College, Pune, India for: “Public Markets: Building Community, Building Economy” (2500USD)

 Honorable Mention
Jingni Wu (Art) at Beihang University and Xinxing Chen (Architecture) at the Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China for: “Elder-Friendly Community Building: Civic Space Creation under the Renovation of the Hutong Area” (2500USD)

 All of the winning essays, plus the next 10 top-scoring essays are now available on the Berkeley Prize website:  http://berkeleyprize.org/endowment/the-reserve/