The Tenth Annual Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Architectual Design Excellence 2008
Berkeley Prize 2008


Lynne Elizabeth is founder and director of New Village Press, a public-benefit publisher of books and other media about grassroots community building, participatory design, and community cultural development. She is President of Architects/ Designers/ Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR), a 25-year-old educational organization working for peace, environmental protection, social justice, and development of healthy communities. Lynne co-chaired the program for a 2007 joint national conference on recovery of U.S. Gulf Coast communities, held in Louisiana by ADPSR with The Association for Community Design and Planners Network.

Lynne produced Alternative Construction: Contemporary Natural Building Methods(John Wiley & Sons, 2000, 2005), the first comprehensive professional textbook on modern, ecological, non-industrialized building methods, which include straw bale, rammed earth, earth bag, cob, light clay, adobe, and bamboo.

She also previously published ADPSR’s national periodical, New Village Journal, offering themed issues on Community Revitalization, Community-Scale Economics, and Education for Community Building.

In Southern California, Lynne founded and directed the former Eos Institute, an education center for the study of sustainable community development. From 1989–1995, she managed the Institute’s programs and projects, including construction of 3000-square-foot demonstration eco-house and garden. At Eos Institute, she published Earthword Journal, producing themed issues on Ecological Community Development, Urban Landscape, Transportation Planning, Restoration of Cities, Sustainable Architecture.

Marielle Richon is a Programme Specialist, Section for Communication, Education and Partnerships, UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Paris.  Since 2001, she has been working at the World Heritage Centre (WHC) as Focal Person for universities to develop cooperation with and between universities through networking, activities and research. She is responsible for developing and following up the international network of universities entitled Forum UNESCO - University and Heritage.

During her career at UNESCO, which started in 1977, Marielle collaborated in programs such asEncounter Between Two Worlds: 1492-1992, the United Nations Year for Indigenous Peoples(1993), the International Decade of the World's Indigenous People (1995-2004) and the first edition of the World Culture Report (1997). In 1998 she joined the section for mobilization of human, technical and financial resources at the Cultural Heritage Division in the Sector for Culture.

Marielle has an international Masters Degree in Management of Culture through the Institut Supérieur de Gestion (ISG - Higher Institute of Management, International School of Business, Paris), and studied oriental languages at the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO - National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations, Pairs); and  the history of art and archaeology at Paris X – Nanterre (the tenth university within the University of Paris).

E.G. Daves Rossell teaches American architecture and urbanism, vernacular architecture and cultural landscape as Professor of Architectural History at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Daves received his B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.  His research interests range from field study of the built environment of Savannah and its surrounding lowcountry to exploration in the history of technology, as well as appreciating cross-cultural comparisons of material culture.

Daves founded and directs the Savannah and the Lowcountry Initiative (SALI), an educational effort engaged in uncovering, recording, preserving, and presenting history through archival research, fieldwork, drawing, and writing on the area's architecture and cultural landscape. The initiative provides opportunities for students many of whom had never before done primary research, never before had their research impact local communities and never before saw that research and effect published.  The initiative also benefits many individuals and communities whose history has never before been examined and recorded.  SALI developed out of Daves' directing the 28th annual meeting of the Vernacular Architecture Forum: Savannah and the Lowcountry held March 28-31, 2007, when more than three hundred historic sites were featured in seven educational tours.

Daves is co-editor of a forthcoming University of Virginia book titled Commemoration and the City: Monuments, Memorialization and Meaning. He chairs the Chatham County Historic Preservation Commission and has served as chair of the Georgia National Register Review Board, as chair of Vernacular Georgia, and as co-editor of ARRIS: The Journal of the Southeast Society of Architectural Historians.

Hasan Khan, an architect and writer, describes himself as a modern nomad, having worked and lived all over the globe.  He was the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Mimar: Architecture in Development.  He joined His Highness the Aga Khan in France in 1984 as Head of Architectural Activities, and later was Director of Special Projects of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture in Geneva.  Hasan was Visiting Professor of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology between 1994 and 2002; Visiting Professor at Berkeley in Spring 2001 and 2007; and was appointed Distinguished Professor and Director of the annual International Fellows Program at Roger Williams University in September 1999.

Has an teaches graduate and undergraduate advanced design studios, graduate courses and seminars on architecture and urban development in the Middle East and Asia, and runs courses on historic preservation.  In addition to his planning work with squatters and other communities his built projects include several homes, and public buildings.  His current research focuses on contemporary architecture and urbanism in Asia and Africa.  He lectures widely, and is editor/author of seven books – including, The Contemporary Mosque (1997); International Style (1997), World Architecture Vol.; The Middle East (2002) – and has over sixty published articles in international journals and books.

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