The Second Annual Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Architectual Design Excellence 2000
Berkeley Prize 2000

The 2000 Essay Prize Competition

An essay contest in Two stages open to all current full-time registered students in an undergraduate architecture degree program, undergraduates majoring in architecture, or diploma students in accredited schools of architecture worldwide. 2,500USD Purse.

ARCHITECTURE AS A SOCIAL ART: WHAT ROLE CAN ARCHITECTURE PLAY AS A SOCIALLY RESPONSIVE ENDEAVOR IN THE FUTURE? DISCUSS IN LIGHT OF YOUR EXAMINATION OF ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY, THEORY AND YOUR STUDIO DESIGN EXPERIENCE

Jury: Professor Stanford Anderson, MIT; Professor Diane Ghirardo, USC; 
Benjamin Clavan, PhD, Architect, West Hollywood, California

The Berkeley Prize Committee: Raymond Lifchez, UC Berkeley, Dana Cuff, UC Los Angeles, 
Paul Broches, AIA, Mitchell/Giurgola Architects, New York City, David Salazar, Undergraduate, Architectural Association, London, UK, and Murray Silverstein, AIA, Jacobson, Silverstein and Winslow, Architects, Berkeley, CA.

Participating Schools: Arizona State University (Leslie Van Duzer and Nan Ellin), Cornell University (Felicia Davis), University of Southern California (Achva Stein), Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo (Sandra Miller), California College of Arts and Crafts (Lisa Findlay and John Loomis), San Francisco, Savannah College of Art, Savannah, Georgia (Daves Rossell), MIT (John Hubbard)


NATHAN KOREN (#6947), 
"Architecture In Reverse: Building The Pyramid From The Top Down"
First Prize, $1,500.00
Arizona State University, Nan Ellin and Leslie Van Duzen, Sponsors

"I was born in 1976 in Los Gatos, California, and spent my youth growing up in a variety of locations throughout that state. At the age of 11 I decided to become and architect and at the age of 16, I moved to Arcosanti, Arizona, where I studied for four and one-half years. My major architectural influences include, but are not limited to, Christopher Alexander, Tadao Ando, Hassan Fathy, Nadir Khalilli, Louis Khan, Paolo Soleri, and Kenzo Tange. Outside of architecture my interests include space exploration, environmental activism, classical music, computer programming, neo-paganism, and cosmology."

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ANDRES STEBELSKI (#7373), 
"The New School: A Project To Revive Traditional Architecture"
Second Prize, $500.00
Cornell University, Felicia Davis, Sponsor

"I was born and raised in Mexico City. I finished three years of architecture in the Universidad Iberoamericana, in Mexico City and I am currently completing my third year in the school of architecture at Cornell University. I believe an architect has the responsibility to work on the artistic, social and practical aspects of architecture to create environments that enrich the lives of other people."


ABBIE JANETTE DE LEON (#1150),
[Four Short Statements]
"The Maelstrom of the Past as Enlightenment for a Social Architecturem"
"Modernism, Style, and Urban Deterioration"
"Globalization and the Disregard for Culture"
"Architecture as Being Socially and Environmentally Responsible"

½ Third Prize, $250.00
University of Southern California, Achva Stein, Sponsor

". . . I am twenty-three years old and I am originally from South Texas. I came to Los Angeles to attend USC and I will be graduating this May with a Bachelor in Architecture"


CHARLES FADEM (#3844), Idea(ology) 
½ Third Prize, $250.00
Cornell University, Felicia Davis, Sponsor

“While I was born in Ohio, I always say I’m from Philadelphia, the city that defines  the character of the suburb where I was raised. Broomall, its appropriately neutral  name, saw me progress from nursery school to my high school graduation. My journey between those two points was filled with if nothing else, drawings. Writing also became a happy addiction of mine along the way, as short stories consumed my computer. My final  years before college were divided among my editorship on the school newspaper, volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, my job as a cook in a local restaurant, and friends. Upon  graduation, I began my studies at Cornell University in Architecture, which I am still 
in the process of completing."


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