|The Seventh Annual Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Architectual Design Excellence 2005|
LESLEY NAA NORLE LOKKO (ACCRA, GHANA) is of Ghanaian-Scots parentage and grew up in Ghana, West Africa. Her BSc in Architecture is from the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London, (1992); her Diploma in Architecture is from the same institution in 1995 and she is currently completing her PhD in Architecture at the University of London. Lokko has taught in the UK (Bartlett School, Kingston University and London Metropolitan University); the USA (University of Illinois at Chicago and at Iowa State University) and South Africa and is currently Visiting Professor of Architecture at Westminster University (UK) and Visiting African Scholar at the University of Cape Town (South Africa). She has lectured and published widely on the subject of race, cultural identity and architecture. Lokko edited and contributed to the anthology, White Papers, Black Marks: Architecture, Race and Culture (University of Minnesota Press, 2000), the first sustained examination of the hidden and explicit ways racial ideology is expressed in the built environment. She has also published two works of fiction, Sundowners (Orion, 2004) and Saffron Skies (Orion, 2005). Lokko is a principal of Lokko Associates, Accra, Ghana. She is also the author of two novels, Sundowners (Orion 2004) and Saffron Skies (Orion 2005) and is currently at work on a third novel. She divides her time between Ghana and the UK.
DONLYN LYNDON FAIA (BERKELEY, USA), is Eva Li Professor Emeritus in the Department of Architecture at UC Berkeley, and Professor in the Graduate School at the University of California, Berkeley. He is Editor of the design journal Places and a member of the Urban Places Design Group at UC Berkeley. He is an architect whose buildings and urban design projects have received many awards and extensive publication. Lyndon has been a teacher throughout his career, and has served as Head of the Departments of Architecture at MIT and the University of Oregon, as well as Chair of the Department of Architecture at Berkeley and Director of the Mayors Institute on City Design:West. In 1997 Lyndon was designated Topaz Laureate by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and the American Institute of Architects. The Sea Ranch Condominium, which his original firm, Moore Lyndon Turnbull Whitaker (MLTW), designed in 1964, received the prestigious Twenty-five Year Award from the American Institute of Architects in 1996. The Pembroke Dormitories which he designed at Brown University received an AIA Honor Award and Progressive Architecture First Design Award. His work with the community on urban design guidelines for a corporate biotech campus in Berkeley received an Urban Design Award from the American Institute of Architects and his residential projects have been frequently cited. He is a member of the Board of the International Laboratory of Architecture and Urban Design, centered in Milan and Chair of the Kronos Performing Arts Association. Lyndon is author ofThe City Observed: Boston (New York 1982), co-author of Chambers for a Memory Palace (Cambridge, Mass., 1994), The Place of Housesrev.ed. (Berkeley, 2001), and most recently The Sea Ranch (New York, 2004), with photographs by Jim Alinder. In 2003 he was a recipient of the Seaside Prize for contributions to urbanism, and in 2004 received the Lifetime Achievement Award for the American Institute of Architects, California Council. Lyndon received both his undergraduate and architecture degrees from Princeton University.
RAHUL MEHROTRA (BOMBAY, INDIA AND ANN ARBOR, USA) is an Indian architect and urban designer trained at the School of Architecture, Ahmedabad and the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. As principal of Rahul Mehrotra Associates, he has been in private practice since 1990, and works on architecture, urban design and conservation projects. He has built extensively in India, and besides several single family houses, his projects include the Laxmi Machine Works Corporate Office in Coimbatore, an Extension to the Prince of Wales Museum in Mumbai, an Institute for Rural development in Tulzapur, the Restoration of the Chowmahalla Palace in Hyderabad, and he is currently developing (with the Taj Mahal Conservation Collaborative) the Master Plan for the Taj Mahal and its surroundings. Mehrotra is Executive Director of the Urban Design Research Institute, which promotes awareness and research on the city of Bombay. He has also written several books on Bombay, including Bombay, the Cities Within (Bombay 1995, 2001) and has lectured extensively on urban design, conservation and architecture in India. Most recently he edited World Architecture 1900-2000: A Critical Mosaic, vol.8 South Asia (Vienna and Beijing, 2000). He also serves on several government committees that are responsible for historic preservation and the conservation as well as creation of public spaces in Bombay. Rahul Mehrotra teaches in the Department of Architecture at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he is an associate professor.
GILES OLIVER (LONDON, UK) (MA, Dip.Arch., RIBA) is an architect in practice in London with Penoyre & Prasad LLP with a special interest in healthcare and urban regeneration. He is also visiting tutor to the Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment Masters programme at the University of Cambridge, which he jointly co-founded in 1993. Recently he chaired the UK Construction Research Innovation and Strategy Panel (CRISP) Design Task Group which proposed a series of cross-disciplinary initiatives to strengthen design values in the built environment. He is currently a member of the Research Steering Group for the UK Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment. Over the past five years he has contributed to the UK debate on measuring quality of design and to the emergence of Design Quality Indicators. Recent papers include a participants eye view of the ethical challenges facing architects who join the new public/private partnerships to provide public he althcare and education buildings. His current projects include masterplanning in Surrey and Thamesside, developing integrated primary care centres across 12 London boroughs, including the Thelma Golding Centre which is the largest proposed primary care centre in the UK in Hounslow, West London and also a new Community Hospital in Dulwich, South London on the site of a former nineteenth-century hospital.
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