|The Fifthteenth Annual Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Architectual Design Excellence 2013|
The Architect and the Accessible City
To the United Nation's Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities and the World Health Organization which is helping to promote and implement the Convention.
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Architecture is a Social Art
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, U.S.A.Learn More »
BP2013 Juror, Deepak K.C, advocating for the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Disabled People, Mongolia, 2011
2013 Essay Prize Competition
Each year, the PRIZE Committee selects a topic critical to the discussion of the social art of architecture and poses a Question based on that topic. Full-time undergraduate students enrolled in any architecture degree program or majoring in architecture throughout the world (or teams of two students, one of whom may be from a collateral discipline) are invited to submit a 500-word Essay proposal responding to the Question.2013 Essay Prize Competition »
2013 Fellowship Competitions
Students: If you become a semifinalist in the Essay competition, you have the opportunity through the TRAVEL FELLOWSHIP to propose visiting a foreign locale for a hands-on research experience tied to the subject of your Essay.
The BERKELEY PRIZE strives to show architects-in-training that the smallest act of building has global implications: that design can and does play a major role in the social, cultural, and psychological life of both the individual and society at large.
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This year's website illustrations are provided by Tom Rickert, Executive Director of Access Exchange International, San Francisco, California, U.S.A., a non-governmental organization (NGO) which promotes accessible public transport for persons with disabilities and seniors in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Russia and eastern Europe: http://globalride-sf.org/.