The Mario Ciampi Art in Architecture Award was established in 2010 by the bequest of Mario Ciampi, a local architect and urban planner, to support an annual competition in arts and architecture administered by the Department of Architecture at CED. In a 2005 profile on the architect’s style by the San Francisco Chronicle, Ciampi remarked, “I always approached architecture as a work of art, and human fulfillment was my key concern." To honor Ciampi and his values, the award recognizes studio-based work within CED’s architecture graduate program demonstrating outstanding artistic merit.
M.Arch students will be nominated by faculty for this award.
M.Arch students enrolled full-time for at least one semester of the current academic year.
Please note: Federal financial aid regulations require that all awards received by a student cannot exceed their financial aid need as determined by a congressional formula. It is possible, therefore, that the cash award for a Prize could reduce some component of a needy student’s package of financial aid awards. In these cases, the Financial Aid Office attempts first to reduce loan or work aid; fellowships, grants or scholarships are only reduced as a last resort. Regardless of your financial aid situation, the IRS views fellowships, grants or scholarships that are not directly applied to tuition or other educational expenses as taxable income.
Mario J. Ciampi (1907-2006) was a lifelong resident of the San Francisco Bay Area and renowned designer of commercial buildings, residences, public buildings and public spaces. He received his education in architecture from Harvard University and the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In 1945, he founded his practice M.J.C. and Associates. Ciampi’s works span the San Francisco Bay Area and Peninsula, and a few of his best-known works include the Berkeley Art Museum and Westmoor High School in Daly City.