The Nineteenth Annual Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Architectural Design Excellence 2017
Berkeley Prize 2017

2016

Sheltering Those in Need: Architects Confront Homelessness

Essay Prize Question

WHO IS DOING WHAT IN YOUR COMMUNITY TO CONFRONT THE ISSUE OF THE MEN, WOMEN, YOUNG PEOPLE, AND CHILDREN WITHOUT ANY SHELTER?

AS BOTH AN INDIVIDUAL AND AS A PROFESSIONAL, HOW DO YOU SEE YOURSELF ASSISTING IN PROVIDING SHELTER TO THOSE IN NEED?

Essay Prize Jurors

Sam Davis
Christopher Herring
Kyohei Sakagaki
Friedner Wittman


Essay Prize Winners and Honorable Mentions

First Prize: Ms. VishnuPriya Viswanathan, 

Faculty of Architecture, Manipal Unviersity, Manipal, Karnataka, India:“Paving Better Paths for Little Feet."

Second Prize: Ms. Zahra Mosaddegh Akrami and Mr. Ali Tabatabaei, 

Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tehran University of Art, Keraj, Iran: “When Local Architecture Provides a Shelter.”

Third Prize: Mr. Ayushman Kedia,

School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India: “From Squatters of Threat to Homes of Hope.” 

Fourth Prize: Mr. Julian Daly, 

Department of Architecture, College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, U.S.A, and 

Ms. Rebecca Sherouse, 

American University, Washington, D.C., USA: “Without a Home – Migrant Farmworkers in California." 

Travel Fellowship Winners and Destination   

Ms. Nadia Asali from Birzeit University, Ramallah, Birzeit, State of Palestine to travel to Berlin, Germany to attend the Technische Universitat Berlin’s Design-Build Summer School program, “Community Spaces with Refugees in Berlin.”

Ms. Meghana Hegde from Dr. Bhanuben Nanavti College of Architecture, Pune, Maharashtra, India who also, independently, proposed to travel to Berlin, Germany to attend the Technische Universitat Berlin’s Design-Build Summer School program, “Community Spaces with Refugees in Berlin.”

Ms. Atianna Cordova from the Louisiana State University (LSU) and A&M College School of Architecture in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.A. to attend LSU’s Academic Study Abroad Program, “Haiti: Cultural Sustainability.”  

Mr. Vaibhav Saxena from the Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra Department of Architecture, Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India to travel to Portland, Oregon, U.S.A. to participate in the Immersion Program at JOIN: Connecting the Street to a Home; and to volunteer at Dignity Village, a Portland-recognized encampment of homeless people.


Related Links
2016 Prize Website
2016 Poster
2016 Press Release

2016 Poster


"Home." City center, Sao Paolo, Brazil, 2014. (Photo by Benjamin Clavan.)


Temporary winter night shelter at the First Unitarian Universalist Church and Center of San Francisco, U.S.A., 2015.
(Photo by Christopher Herring.)

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