Newsletter | Sep/Oct 2012

Inaugural Rupp Prize awarded to Deborah Berke

by Eliza Hart, Ed.

The Rupp Prize, University of California, Berkeley, College of Environmental Design’s inaugural Architecture Professorship and Prize was awarded on Monday to Deborah Berke. Sigrid Rupp was an OWA member who was taken by cancer and left behind this prize. Deborah Berke, a New York City-based architect known for her design excellence, scholarly achievement and commitment to moving the practice of architecture forward in innovative ways, was selected as the first recipient of this inaugural prize.

The Berkeley-Rupp Prize will be awarded biannually to a distinguished practitioner or academic who has made a significant contribution to promoting the advancement of women in the field of architecture, and whose work emphasizes a commitment to sustainability and the community.

Berke will deliver a public lecture the evening of Jan. 28, 2013 at Wurster Hall Gallery at the opening of an exhibit of her work. More information from Architectural Record can be obtained here.

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