|The Sixteenth Annual Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Architectural Design Excellence 2014|
Arza Churchman is a founding member of the School of Sustainability at The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel from the school year 2011-2012. She is also a Professor Emeritus in the Technion Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Haifa, Israel where before retiring she served as the Dean of the Faculty.
A pioneer in the relatively new field of environmental psychology, which examines the interactions between the physical-social environment and the behavior and attitudes of people, she is a member of the Israel National Council for Planning and Building. She is the leading expert in Israel on the subject of Public Participation in Planning Decision-Making.
She has been a visiting researcher, professor, and fellow at the University of California, Irvine, CNR Istituto di Psicologia, Rome, Italy, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, The University of New South Wales in Sydney and York University, Toronto. She has given invited plenary addresses at conferences in New York, Rome, Lisbon, San Francisco, Seoul, Dubrovnik and Shanghai. She served for six years as the President of the International Association for People-Environment Studies [link] and is a member of the editorial board of a number of international journals in the fields of environment-behavior studies and urban planning.
For her contributions to teaching, science, and humanity, Prof Churchman received the 2001 Career Achievement Award of the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA), the first non-North American to receive this award. Her team won an Award from the Israel Minister of Environmental Quality in 1997 for the Report on Women and Planning in Israel prepared for the UN Habitat II Conference.
Susan M. Goltsman, FASLA, specializes in the planning and design of environments for children, youth and families. A national expert in universal and environmental design, recreation planning and accessibility, her designs tell the story of a place and its people—weaving history and art with function and form to create inclusive environments that become destinations.
From programming to site design, Ms. Goltsman creates places in response to community needs, operational realities, and physical, economic and social context. By conducting original research and approaching design through inclusivity, she has established new paradigms regarding healthy human development and the environment in a range of settings, including parks, community facilities, schools, museums, zoos, family justice centers, and natural environments.
A founding principal of Moore, Iacafano, Goltsman, Inc. (MIG) with over 30 years of professional experience planning, designing and sustaining environments that support healthful human development, Ms. Goltsman has advised government agencies and communities around the world, including developing policy frameworks and standard designs for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, General Services Administration, and many cities in the U.S. and Canada. She advised the U.S. Access Board and served on the committee that established national ADA guidelines for outdoor environments. Ms. Goltsman’s work has been cited in numerous books, articles and publications. She is co-author of the groundbreaking Play for All Guidelines and The Accessibility Checklist, an evaluation system for buildings and outdoor settings; and co-editor of The Inclusive City: Design Solutions for Buildings, Neighborhoods and Urban Spaces.
Ms. Goltsman’s work has received awards from the National Endowment of the Arts, the American Planning Association, the San Francisco architectural Foundation, the California Parks and Recreation Society, the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Environmental Design Research Association, the United Cerebral Palsy Association, and the American Zoological and Aquarium Association. She holds a Master of Science in Environmental Psychology from the University of Surrey, England; a Master of Landscape Architecture from North Carolina State University; and a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Parson’s School of Design and the New School of Social Research in New York.
Dr. Daniel Karlin is a resident in the UCLA Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics program. Born in Los Angeles and trained at UC Berkeley and UCLA. Daniel has sought to draw on multiple disciplines in the pursuit of broad-scale solutions to global health problems.
While still in medical school, Daniel’s passion for an experience beyond the traditional boundaries of medicine brought him to the peri-urban shantytowns of Lima, Peru, through the Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholarship program of the U.S. National Institute of Health [link]. Under the guidance of Dr. Carlton Evans, Innovation For Health and Development (IFHAD) and Associación Benefica PRISMA (AB PRISMA), his interests took on the form of an epidemiologic study assessing the interplay of mental health and socioeconomic factors on the lives and wellbeing of tuberculosis patients living in the shanty town of Ventanilla.
Further qualitative work into the actual experience of tuberculosis patients suffering from depression brought Daniel into the homes of these patients, which exposed him even further to the role of the built environment in disease. His work has been presented at the International Union of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease International Conference in Lille, France.
Daniel is currently pursuing his specialization in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, which he hopes to apply in the field of global health in the future. His current research interests are focused on creating safe, capable hospital settings even in the most impoverished of environments, using resources and capabilities inherent to the local community. He hopes to draw together an array of professionals in varying fields of expertise to collaborate on creating health infrastructure in the places that need it most.
Daniel Karlin is a member of the BERKELEY PRIZE Committee.
Principal architect at APA working at the intersection of architecture and art, ethics and environment. Through his built and exhibited works Adriano explores creative new ways to engage with residents to co-produce built environments that sustain people and place.
Adriano has worked in a diverse range contexts exhibiting at venues including: Peri(pheral)scopes – Laneway Art Programme, City of Sydney, Australia; Cardboard House – Houses of the Future Exhibition, Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Australia; Paperhouse – Tin Sheds Gallery, University of Sydney, Australia; Sustaining Shelter – ChangeX Redfern, Australia; [re]Appropriate – U.C. Berkeley Sather Gate USA; and Global Studio – Istanbul, Turkey.
In between independent projects, Adriano collaborates with not-for-profit Healthabitat (2011 UN World Habitat Award winner) on community-led development initiatives, including Fixing Houses for Better Health – a nation-wide indigenous housing improvement programme, and Bhattedande Sanitation Upgrade Project – a locally managed bio-gas lavatory project for Tibetan migrants on the outskirts of Katmandu, Nepal. Past collaborations include Massimiliano Fuksas, Rome; Stalker, Rome; and Peter Stutchbury, Sydney.
Adriano is a member of the BERKELEY PRIZE Committee and was the first Travel Fellowship winner in 2004.
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