The Fourth Annual Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Architectual Design Excellence 2002
Berkeley Prize 2002

Winning Essays

The Berkeley Prize Committee announces the winners in the 2002 Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Architectural Design Excellence. Prizes for outstanding essays submitted to the 2002 Competition are awarded to: 

First Prize

Thomas-Bernard Kenniff, University of Waterloo, Canada: "The Clean Street Paradox"
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Honorable Mentions

Ray Harli, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa: "The Street As A Destination"
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Trevor Lewis, University of Oregon, USA: "Places, Not Just Passageways"
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Nadia Watson, Queensland University of Technology, Australia: "Today's Street: The Virtual Domain of the Architect?"
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One-hundred eighteen eligible entries representing twenty-nine countries and sixty-nine undergraduate programs of architecture on six continents responded to the question: 

Throughout history, the Street has served as a mediator between our public and private lives. With rapid change occurring today in every culture, the traditional social value of the street is also undergoing change and in many instances is losing this human element. As an architect, how do you address this issue? 

This year's distinguished Berkeley Prize Jury included James Ackerman, Art Historian, Harvard University (USA); Charles Correa, Architect, Bombay (India); Connie Occhialini, Architect, Milan (Italy); and Nicholas Ray, Architect, Cambridge (UK). 

On behalf of the Berkeley Prize Committee and Jury, Raymond Lifchez, Berkeley Prize Committee Chair, thanks the students and their schools for participating, and notes that the students' essays prove that the concept of Architecture as a Social Art continues to provoke lively and imaginative debate among undergraduate students. 

The Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Architectural Design Excellence, which was honored this year with an American Institute of Architecture Education Award, is the centerpiece of an endowment established in 1996 in the Department of Architecture, College of Environmental Design, at the University of California Berkeley. Through essay writing and design competitions, the endowment aspires to encourage students to embrace social ideals as fundamental to making buildings of worth. 

All aspects of the competition 2002 and the archive of the Berkeley Prize Endowment that sponsors the competition can be seen online at The Berkeley Undergraduate Prize Competition 2003 will be announced online in late summer, 2002. The website is interactive: The Berkeley Prize Committee actively solicits comments and suggestions towards furthering the goals of the Prize Endowment: 

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