Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Architectural Design Excellence 2017 (Essay Competition & Travel Fellowship -USD$ 25,000)

Application Deadline: November 1st 2016

The Nineteenth Annual Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Architectural Design Excellence 2017
The BERKELEY PRIZE Competition was established in 1998, made possible by a generous gift of JUDITH LEE STRONACH to the Department of Architecture in the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley.

2017 Essay Prize Competition

An essay contest in Three stages open to all current full-time registered students in an undergraduate architecture degree program, undergraduates majoring in architecture, or diploma students in accredited schools of architecture worldwide. 25,000USD Purse.

Steps to Enter

  1. Meet the Eligibility Requirements.
  2. Write a 500-word proposal for an essay on this year’s Essay Question, as posted.
  3. Provide one photograph each of your chosen projects.
  4. Submit the essay and photographs online.

Eligibility

  1. 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. Diploma in Architecture students who have not yet completed their Diploma are also eligible.
  2. Essays must be submitted in English.
  3. Finalists will be required to provide proof of current registration in the form of copies of actual school transcripts. You are still eligible to compete if you were an undergraduate student on September 15, 2016, but graduate before the awards are scheduled to be given.

2017 Travel Fellowship Competition

This opportunity is open to each student who placed as a semifinalist in the 2017 BERKELEY PRIZE Essay Competition.

OPEN FOR SEMIFINALISTS IN FEBRUARY, 2017.

Timeline:

  1. September 15, 2016: Launch of 2017 Essay Competition.
  2. November 1, 2016: (Stage One) 500-word essay proposal due.
  3. Mid-December, 2016: Essay Semifinalists announced.
  4. February 1, 2017: (Stage Two) Essay Semifinalists’ 2,500-word essays due.
  5. February 8, 2017: Launch of Travel Fellowship Competition for Essay Semifinalists.
  6. Early-March, 2017: Essay Finalists announced.
  7. March 12, 2017: Travel Fellowship Entries Due.
  8. Mid-April, 2017: Essay winners and Travel Fellowship winners Announced.
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  1. […] 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. […]

  2. […] 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. […]

  3. […] 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. […]

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