Essay Prize Question
You have been asked to design a housing project for the disadvantaged in your local community. What do you need to know to insure that your design will both reflect the lives and aspirations of those for whom you design and for the project to be a proud, long-term addition to the fabric of your community?
Essay Prize Jurors
Essay Prize Winners and Honorable Mentions:
First Place Prize (Two-person team)
Ayesha de Sousa studying in the Bachelor of Architecture program at the Goa College of Architecture, Goa, India; and Andrew de Sousa studying in the Bachelor of Arts program in Economics at St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, India for: “Backwater Rising” (10,000USD for the team).
Second Place Prize
Beatriz de Costa Gotoda studying in the Bachelor of Architecture and Urban Planning program in the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of São Paulo, Brazil for: "From occupation to community: a participatory project at the edge of the metropolis” (6500USD).
Third Place Prize #1 (Two-person team)
Mahmoud El Kady studying in the Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering program in the School of Sciences and Engineering; and Tia Ashraf Aziz, studying anthropology, both at the American University in Cairo, Egypt for: “Economic Architectonics: Local Initiatives for Live/Work Housing"
Third Place Prize #2 (Two-person team)
The team of Victoria Masagbor studying in the Bachelor of Architecture program in the Department of Architecture of the Faculty of Environmental Sciences at the University of Benin, Lagos, Nigeria; and Elizabeth Masagbor studying Classics in the Bachelor of Arts program in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria for: "Meeting the People's Needs Through Research” (5500USD for the team).
Fourth Place Prize (Two-person team)
Samriddhi Khare studying in the Bachelor of Architecture program in the School of Architecture and Planning at Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, India; and Jiya Anand a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Honors student at Kamala Nehru College, New Delhi, India for: "New Delhi and the Planning of Carcerality” (4000USD for the team).
Oprah Omeka studying in the Bachelor of Architectural Technology program at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya for: “Communal Harmony in Architectural Design” (1500USD).
Honorable Mention (Two-person team)
Dhruv Bhatia studying in the Bachelor of Architecture program in the Department of Architecture and Planning at the School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal, India; and Srishti Grover, a Bachelor of Arts in Economics Honors student at the Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India for “Quilting The Crevices: Restructuring Lives Through Architecture” (1500USD for the team).
Honorable Mention (Two-person team)
Yuqi Shao studying in the Bachelor of Architecture program at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, U.S.A.; and Rongzhi Hu, studying for an AB degree in History at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, U.S.A. for: “Small, High-Quality, and Church-Centered Housing Development in Chicago” (1500USD for the team).
Community Service Fellowship Winners:
Hadiya Javed, studying in the Bachelor of Architecture program in the Architecture and Planning Department at NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan; and Swaleha Javed, studying for a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in the Institute of Professional Psychology at Bahria University, Karachi, Pakistan to volunteer with ModulusTech, the first team in Pakistan to devize a sustainable yet affordabely flat-packed housing solution designed to provide adequate living conditions for potential users - the bottom 40% of the population in urban cities like Karachi. (5000USD for the team)
Nowshin Matin, studying in the Bachelor of Architecture program in the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Civil Engineering at the Military Institute of Science and Technology in Dhaka, Bangladesh to join the CODEC – Community Development Center in Khulshi, Chattogram, Bangladesh as a volunteer member of the Knowledge, Management, Program Development and Technical Team, specifically involved in helping to facilitate the implementation of the CODEC Affordable Resilient Housing Piloting initiative.(2500USD)
Ipsita Choudhury, studying in the Bachelor of Architecture program in the Department of Architecture and Planning at the School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal, India for “Making Home a Liveable Place” as a volunteer with Better Bhalswa, Delhi, India to help co-create a program, Worth in Waste (WoW), whose purpose it is to create visible change for the heavily impacted community of over 200,000 marginalized people living at the Bhalswa dump site through place-making and light infrastructure interventions. (2500USD)
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