The Annual International Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Architectural Design Excellence 2020
Berkeley Prize 2020



Essay Prize Question

How do civic buildings create community?

Essay Prize Jurors

Dr. Karen Trapenberg Frick
Naomichi Kurata
Dr. Eric Klinenberg
Dr. Malini Krishnankutty

The BERKELEY PRIZE is proud to highlight a book, PALACES FOR THE PEOPLE: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life, written by Eric Klinenberg, one of this year’s BERKELEY PRIZE Jurors. The book’s thesis is, in fact, the basis for this year’s PRIZE topic.  It has received an avalanche of attention and positive reviews from a wide variety of sources.  The New York Times Book Review below, written by Pete Buttigieg, a Rhodes Scholar, Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, U.S.A., and Democratic U.S. Presidential nominee-hopeful, is a both a summary of the book’s contents and a serious reflection on its argument.  It is an apt starting point for approaching this year’s topic and Question.

Essay Prize Winners and Honorable Mentions

To be announced

Travel Fellowship Winners and Destination 

To be announced

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2020 Poster

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