Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Architectural Design Excellence 2019 Essay Competition XCHARX Travel Fellowship -USD$ 25,000 Prize)

Date limite d'inscription: 1 novembre 2018

The Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Architectural Design Excellence 2019 Essay Prize Competition

Un concours de rédaction en Trois stages ouverts à tous les étudiants inscrits à temps plein dans un programme de premier cycle en architecture, aux étudiants de premier cycle en architecture ou aux étudiants diplômés dans les écoles d'architecture accréditées du monde entier. 25,000USD Bourse.

La dotation du Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Design Excellence was established in the Department of Architecture at the Université de Californie, Berkeley College of Environmental Design to promote the investigation of architecture as a social art. Each year the PRIZE Committee selects a topic important to the understanding of the interaction of people and the built world that becomes the focus of the Essay Competition.

The Committee poses a Question on this website related to the topic. Students enrolled in any accredited undergraduate architecture program or diploma in architecture program throughout the world are invited to submit a 500-word essay proposal in English responding to the Question (voir les conditions d'admissibilité). Undergraduate architecture students may team up with undergraduates from allied arts and social sciences programs.

Question d'essai


What have architects done in the past and what can they do in the future to help reduce the negative effects of climate and climate change?


Stage 1: Entrer

Étapes pour entrer

  1. Répondre aux conditions d'admissibilité.
  2. Écrivez une proposition de mot 500 pour un essai sur la question de dissertation de cette année, telle que publiée.
  3. Provide one photograph each of your chosen projects.
  4. Soumettre l'essai et les photographies en ligne.


  1. Le concours est ouvert à tous les étudiants inscrits à temps plein dans un programme de premier cycle en architecture ou à des étudiants de premier cycle en architecture dans des écoles d'architecture accréditées dans le monde entier. Les étudiants diplômés en architecture qui n'ont pas encore terminé leur diplôme sont également admissibles.
  2. Les essais doivent être soumis en anglais.
  3. Les finalistes seront tenus de fournir une preuve d'inscription en cours sous la forme de copies des relevés de notes scolaires réels. Vous êtes toujours admissible à participer si vous étiez étudiant de premier cycle Septembre 15, 2018, mais diplôme avant que les prix sont prévus pour être donnés.

Faire équipe

Deux étudiants (maximum) qui répondent aux critères d'éligibilité ci-dessus peuvent collaborer en tant qu'auteurs. Un étudiant en architecture peut faire équipe avec un autre étudiant de premier cycle en architecture, en architecture de paysage, en études urbaines, en arts et sciences humaines, en sciences sociales ou en génie. Si deux étudiants collaborent, les deux noms doivent apparaître sur leur essai et si un prix est décerné, le prix doit être partagé équitablement.

Exigence de photographie

You are asked to include digital photographs of your two selected buildings with your essay. The photographs should be at a minimum 500 pixels wide, and in .jpg format. No more than two photographs will be accepted. You can use a digital camera, a film camera (and scan the printed image), or capture the image on a cell phone. The photographs should be as informative as possible in order to enable those reading the essays to determine how well you have described your subject matter.

Sac à main

  • There is a total prize of 25,000USD, minimum 7,500USD first prize.
  • The remaining purse is to be allocated at the discretion of the Jury.

The The Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Design Excellence endowment 2019 Travel Fellowship Competition

This opportunity is open to each student who placed as a semifinalist in the 2019 BERKELEY PRIZE Essay Competition.


Semifinalists who select to compete for a Travel Fellowship are invited to submit proposals demonstrating how they would use the opportunity to travel to an architecturally-significant destination, preferably to participate in a hands-on, service-oriented situation. This is an exciting opportunity to explore a different part of the world and to participate in an organized project that will assist the winner in gaining a deeper understanding of the social art of architecture.

Bourse de voyage candidates are asked to submit a proposal for a specific plan of travel and study away from their academic institution during their Summer break for 2019. The Bourse de voyage fournit une allocation fixe suffisante pour payer un billet d'avion aller-retour de la ville dans laquelle vous étudiez à la destination et retour et pour payer l'hébergement, la nourriture et les frais accessoires pendant votre séjour, normalement pendant trois semaines.

Les exigences pour the Travel Fellowship Proposals are open-ended. The BERKELEY PRIZE Committee looks for both an understanding of the opportunity that is offered and an understanding of the possible ways in which the student’s research into the current year’s PRIZE topic might be furthered by the travel opportunity.

The winning student(s) will be asked to write a Report on their travels that will be posted on the BERKELEY PRIZE website. Students are also asked to keep a photo diary of their time spent traveling, portions of which will also be posted on the website.


Here are the ground rules:

1) Your Proposal must be for participation in a program, conference, or specific project organized by an academic, institutional, or governmental or non-governmental social organization outside of your school.

2) The purpose of your project is to further your understanding of the social art of architecture by allowing you to study first-hand some aspect of this year’s topic you have identified in this year’s BERKELEY PRIZE Essay submittal.

3) U.S. CITIZENS NOTE: Proposals may not be made to visit or study in countries with adverse travel advisories as issued by the United States Department of State. For all students, the BERKELEY PRIZE will not fund travel to countries currently in armed conflict.

4) You must be able to procure a visa for the selected destination. This will need to be confirmed prior to submittal of funds.

5) Travel must occur in the summer of 2019 during your academic institution’s summer break (Northern Hemisphere schools), or in the winter of 2019 (Southern Hemisphere schools).

Les exigences de présentation:

1) A 1250-word Proposal to include:

(a) A description of the program and a persuasive argument why this program will benefit your education;

(b) An itinerary for the entire period of travel; and

(c) A budget covering all anticipated expenses, including any program fees.

2) Reference to published material regarding the program, preferably a web site address that includes the name of a contact person.

3) A letter of recommendation from a Faculty member in your academic institution who is familiar with your Proposal and who will confirm that your Proposal is suited to your abilities.

4) Prior to receiving any funding, you will be asked to submit a travel Indemnification form provided by the BERKELEY PRIZE and a letter confirming that you are in adequate health to undertake the travel you propose. (NOTE: The BERKELEY PRIZE will pay for a one-time, health insurance policy for the length of your travel.)


1) The BERKELEY PRIZE will provide a fixed stipend of USD3700 for each Bourse de voyage that is awarded. Winning students whose budgets exceed the prize limit will be asked to prove that they have the additional funds needed to fully complete their proposed itinerary.

2) The award is provisional, based upon your ability to provide the BERKELEY PRIZE Committee with the required details and documents related to your Proposal for your travel and study program.




Septembre 15, 2018 Lancement de 2019 Essay Competition.
1 novembre 2018 (Étape 1) Proposition d'essai 500-word due.
Mi-décembre, 2018 Essai Demi-finalistes a annoncé.
1 février 2019 (Deuxième étape) Essay 2,500-mot essais de semi-finalistes dus.
8 février 2019 Lancement du concours de bourses de voyage pour les demi-finalistes.
Début mars, 2019 Essay Finalistes annoncés.
12 Mars, 2019 Les bourses de voyage doivent être versées.
Mi-avril, 2019 Les lauréats du concours et les gagnants des bourses de voyage sont annoncés.

Pour plus d'informations:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Architectural Design Excellence 2019 Essay Competition & Travel Fellowship

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