The Seventeenth Annual Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Architectural Design Excellence 2015
Berkeley Prize 2015



Camilla Ryhl

Ananya Roy is Professor of City and Regional Planning and Distinguished Chair in Global Poverty and Practice at the University of California, Berkeley. She previously held the Friesen Chair in Urban Studies. Roy teaches in the fields of urban studies and international development. She also serves as Education Director of the Blum Center for Developing Economies. In this capacity, she is founding chair of the undergraduate program in Global Poverty and Practice. From 2009 to 2012 she served as co-director of the Global Metropolitan Studies Center and from 2005 to 2009 she served as Associate Dean of International and Area Studies.

Roy holds a B.A. (1992) in Comparative Urban Studies from Mills College, a M.C.P. (1994) and a Ph.D. (1999) from the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California at Berkeley. She is the author of City Requiem, Calcutta: Gender and the Politics of Poverty (University of Minnesota Press, 2003), co-editor of Urban Informality: Transnational Perspectives from the Middle East, South Asia, and Latin America (with Nezar AlSayyad; Lexington Books, 2004);The Practice of International Health (with Daniel Perlman; Oxford University Press, 2008) and Worlding Cities: Asian Experiments and the Art of Being Global (with Aihwa Ong, Blackwell 2011). Her book, Poverty Capital: Microfinance and the Making of Development (Routledge, 2010), was made possible through research supported by the National Science Foundation. This book is the recipient of the 2011 Paul Davidoff Book Award of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, a book award for research that advances social justice. Roy is currently completing a co-edited book, with Emma Shaw Crane, titledTerritories of Poverty (forthcoming, University of Georgia Press, 2014).

Roy teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses and supervises doctoral students in departments ranging from City and Regional Planning to Geography to Education. In 2006, Roy was awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award, the highest teaching honor UC Berkeley bestows on its faculty. Also in 2006, Roy was awarded the Distinguished Faculty Mentors award, a recognition bestowed by the Graduate Assembly of the University of California at Berkeley. In 2008, Roy was the recipient of the Golden Apple Teaching award, the only teaching award given by the student body. She was the 2009 California Professor of the Year by CASE/Carnegie Foundation. Most recently, Roy received the 2011 Excellence in Achievement Award of the California Alumni Association, a lifetime achievement recognition.

In keeping with these teaching interests, Roy has been leading experiments with new formats of pedagogy and public scholarship. One example is The #GlobalPOV Project, which includes a series of 8 Youtube videos combining critical social theory with improvised art to provoke discussion about poverty and inequality. For more information, see:


Rachna Khare

Arif Hasan is an architect/planner in private practice in Karachi. He studied architecture at the Oxford Polytechnic and on his return to Karachi in 1968, established an independent practice which slowly evolved into dealing with urban planning and development issues in general and of Asia and Pakistan in particular. 

He has been a consultant and advisor to many local and foreign CBOs, and national and international NGOs. Since 1981, he has been involved with the Orangi Pilot Project (OPP) first as its Principal Consultant and currently the Chairperson of its Research and Training Institute. He is also the founder chairperson of the Urban Resource Centre (URC), Karachi. Both institutions have received international recognition and are being replicated both nationally and in a number of other countries. The OPP is an informal settlement upgrading project whose development is managed and funded by local communities. The URC is a research and advocacy organization supporting communities and interest groups for promoting environment-friendly and equitable development.

Arif Hasan has taught at Pakistani and European universities, served on juries of international architectural and development competitions and is the author of a large number of books on development and planning dealing with Asian cities in general and Karachi in particular. He has been a member of the Steering Committee of the Aga Khan Award for two cycles and a member of its Master Jury.  He has served on a number of UN committees including those related to the Millennium Development Goals and is currently a member of the UN Advisory Group on Forced Evictions.

He has received a number of awards for his work (which spans many countries) including the UN Year for the Shelterless Memorial Award of the Japanese Government (1990), the Prince Claus Award of the Netherlands Government (2000), and the Hilal-i-Imtiaz of the Government of Pakistan (2001). Recently, he has been given a Life Time Achievement Award by the Institute of Architects, Pakistan (2003). The Orangi Project-Research and Training Institute, of which Arif Hasan is Chairman, received the British Housing Foundation’s World Habitat Award in 2002. Recently, he was the chairperson Pakistan Government’s Task Force on Urbanization. 


Deepak K.C

Teddy Cruz is recognized internationally for his urban research of the Tijuana-San Diego border, advancing border immigrant neighborhoods as sites of cultural production, from which to rethink urban policy, affordable housing and civic infrastructure.  His practice and research convene knowledges from across the fields of architecture and urbanism, environmental and social practice, political theory and urban policy, visual arts and public culture, and mediate the interface between top down institutions (governments, universities, foundations) and bottom-up socio-economic, cultural and environmental intelligence embedded in communities.

Teddy Cruz was born in Guatemala City. He completed his architectural education at Harvard University GSD (M.Des.S. 1997) and established his San Diego research-based architectural practice, estudio teddy cruz in 2000. From 1994 to 2000 he was founding director of the LA/LA Latin America / Los Angeles studio, an experimental workshop at SCI-Arc in Los Angeles. From 2000-05, he was Associate Professor of Architecture at Woodbury University, where he began the Border Institute (BI) to further research on cross-border urban dynamics in the San Diego-Tijuana region. He is currently a Professor of Public Culture and Urbanism in the Visual Arts Department at the University of California, San Diego, where he co-founded the Center for Urban Ecologies with urban curator Kyong Park in 2010; and co-founded the Blum Cross-Border Initiative with political theorist Fonna Forman in 2013. He is also presentlly a special advisor to the City of San Diego on Urban and Public Initiatives.

He has taught numerous design studios and seminars in universities in the US and abroad and  has lectured widely at renowned cultural institutions. Teddy has received many awards for his work including the prestigious Rome Prize in Architecture in 1991; various American Institute of Architecture Honor Awards, Progressive Architecture Awards from Architecture Magazine in 2001 and 2004.  In 2004-05 he was the first international recipient of The James Stirling Memorial Lecture On The City Prize, sponsored by the CCA in Montreal and the London School of Economics.  In 2011, he received a US Artist award and became a United States Artist Fellow; received a “Global Award for Sustainable Architecture,” by the French National Museum of Architecture in partnership with the UNESCO; and was selected by the FORD Foundation to receive their Visionary Leader Award.” Most recently, he was named one of the 50 Most Influential Designers in America by Fast Company Magazine and received the 2013 Architecture Award from the Academy of Arts and Letters in New York City.

Teddy has been involved in many civic and cultural advocacy groups at local, national and international scales. He was appointed by San Diego Mayor to serve as a member of the board of directors of San Diego’s Center City Development Corporation where he served until 2008. He was on the advisory committee for the Mies Van Der Rohe Award for Latin American Architecture and sits on the Executive Council of the UCSD Center on Global Justice where he is also a Senior Fellow. He has served as advisor for two major exhibitions at the Museum of Modern in New York City: “Foreclosed: The Re-Housing of the American Dream,” and “Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for expanding Mega Cities”. His work has been published in numerous architectural journals, newspapers, and edited collections.  He was editor of a special issue on the Architecture of the Borderlands for the British Journal AD Architectural Design.  His architectural and artistic work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.


Arza Churchman

John Cary is a connector, writer, speaker, and curator focused on social change, with an emphasis on design for the public good.  

John is a strategist for the $1,000,000 TED Prize and co-lead of The City 2.0, the 2012 TED Prize focused on the future of cities.  John is also an advisor to Aspen Global Health & Development, a global advisory board member of Possible Health in rural Nepal, and a member of the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB)‘s Design Council.

John’s first book, The Power of Pro Bono, was published in 2010. He is also the founding editor of (acquired by Autodesk in July 2013) and his writing has appeared in an array of publications as diverse as The New York Times,, The Christian Science Monitor, and Fast Company.  In addition to his writing, John speaks widely on design, philanthropy, and social change, frequently lecturing at universities and professional conferences around the world. In January 2013, he was invited to accompany The Aspen Institute‘s Global Leadership Council on Reproductive Health on a delegation visit to Malawi, and to address President Joyce Banda on the power of design.  Also in 2012, John served as the commencement speaker for numerous colleges and universities.

Among other honors, in 2006, at age 29, John became the youngest person ever recognized as a senior fellow of the Design Futures Council, alongside the likes of Nobel Laureates Vice President Al Gore and Energy Sec. Steven Chu. In 2007, John was among the inaugural class of fellow of the Aspen Institute‘s Ideas Festival. In 2008, he held the Rome Prize in design at the American Academy in Rome. The following year, he was honored as co-recipient of the 2009 Designer of the Year Award from Contract Magazine. John was also a resident of the Rockefeller Foundation‘s Bellagio Center in 2009. In 2010, John was recognized as a BMW Stiftung Herbert Quandt Young Global Leader, a program of the BMW Foundation in Berlin. In 2012, John became a resident of the Santa Fe Art Institute.   Previously, John was a research fellow, focused on the public interest design field, within the University of Minnesota College of Design as well as founding chair of the first annual Public Interest Design Week in March 2013.Trained as an architect, John earned his Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, from the University of Minnesota, and his Master of Architecture from UC Berkeley.

John Cary is a member of the BERKELEY PRIZE Committee.

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Boundary Street Estate Workshops, London, UK, London County Council, 1899
Vending stalls, Hismen Hin-Nu Terrace, Oakland, CA, USA, Pyatok Architects, 1995
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BDD Chawls, Worli, India, Bombay Development Department, 1920
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Cantagallo, Peru
Casa do Ataide, Paraisopolos, Sao Paolo, Brazil, URBZ Brazil, 2013
Casa do Ataide, Paraisopolos, Sao Paolo, Brazil, URBZ Brazil, 2013
Casa Familiar, San Ysidro, Califonia, USA, Estudio Teddy Cruz, Ongoing
Community Toilets for SPARC, Mumbai, India, RMA Architects, Ongoing
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Fez River Project, City of Fez, Morocco, Aziza Chaouni Projects, 2012
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Lima, Peru
Livonia Commons, Brooklyn, NY, Urban Quotient, 2011
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Nairobi, Kenya
Solar Initiative, Various Locations, Mexico, BaSiC Initiative 2003-2010
Sudhir House, Saki Naka, Mumbai, India, URBZ, 2013
Technical Facilitation of Indira Awas Yojana In Gujarat, India, Hunnarshala Foundation, 2011
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Manufactured Sites: Emergency Housing, Estudio Teddy Cruz
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Emma Cosio and her children are laying out the foundations of their house. Mexicali, Mexico, Christopher Alexander
Emma Cosio’s completed house in 1976. Mexicali, Mexico, Christopher Alexander
Jose Tapia’s house in 1976. Mexicali, Mexico, Christopher Alexander
Jose Tapia’s house in 1984. Mexicali, Mexico, Christopher Alexander
Mrs. Rodriguez in front of her home in 1984. Mexicali, Mexico, Christopher Alexander
The homes the five families built for themselves in 1976. Mexicali, Mexico, Christopher Alexander
Inside the Tapia’s home that they built with the help of students, 1976.
Tow Build - 1st workshop - Nansan Town Council Official brief 4th Architecture Students on the Planning & Housing challenges in Nabweru
Local market in the heart of Kampala
Local Resource and skills - use of sheet and timber to make house panel
View from Mutungo of the Ourskirts of Kampala
Participation - children sketching their dream house
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