The Annual International Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Architectural Design Excellence 2021
Berkeley Prize 2021

The Subsequent Professional Lives of the Student Winners

If there is one common thread to the Berkeley Prize’s winning students’ submittals, it is that each and every one of the students is committed to a social life, one in which other people’s needs and desires are at the forefront of what they do. A better, people-centered architecture is the ultimate design goal of the Berkeley Prize. A better, people-centered worldview is equally if not more important as the past student winners’ professional lives demonstrate.

For the 20th Anniversary celebration of the Prize in 2018-2019, we asked all of our top winning students from the preceding years to tell us in 500 words and a few illustrations what their subsequent professional lives were about.  We received 28 responses.

What is particularly striking from these responses is how the past student Prize winners integrate an evidence-based approach to design into their personal and professional lives in a variety of different ways.  Here is a range of examples in chronological order.


(In Their Own Words and Updated)

I: Essay Prize Winners

II: Travel Fellowship Winners

III: Architectural Design Fellowship Winners

(As Found on Social Media)

IV: Essay Prize and Travel Fellowship Winners

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