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Environmental Design

Gadsby-Trudgett Scholarship

R. Dudley Trudgett, (1908-1985), B.S. Landscape Architecture ’34, provided on his death a substantial endowment to be used each year for student support in Architecture, City & Regional Planning, and Landscape Architecture in honor of his parents Robert David and Florence Jane (Gadsby) Trudgett. A creative and talented landscape designer, Dudley Trudgett practiced in close association with architects and planners in California and abroad. His interest in the college and its future students reflected his concerns for both the natural and the built environments, and for an approach to theory and practice which transcended the boundaries among the separate design professions, cultures and nations. The Gadsby-Trudgett Fund supports CED students who, in keeping with Dudley Trudgett’s approach to design, exhibit a broad interest across environmental design disciplines.

Roselyn Lindheim Award in Environmental Design and Public Health

The Roselyn Lindheim Award in Environmental Design and Public Health was established in 1989 in memory of Professor Roslyn Lindheim with gifts from her husband Richard, daughter Susan, son Daniel, and friends. An annual award is given to a graduate student in the College of Environmental Design and/or the School of Public Health whose work-in-progress best supports Professor Lindheim's unique vision and innovative work in shaping architectural and public health environments that promote wellness. Professor Roslyn Lindheim taught in the Department of Architecture at CED for over 20 years, and was one of the nation's leading innovators in humanizing hospital environments. She was also a pioneer in developing alternative birth centers and the hospice movement.

John & Katherine Koelsch Kriken Urban Design Graduate Student Award

The Katherine and John Lund Kriken Urban Design Award supports high-achieving graduate students in the Masters of Urban Design Program at CED. The award was established in 2011 by Katherine and John Kriken. John (B.Arch 1961) is an Adjunct Professor of Urban Design at CED, was Partner at Skidmore, Owings &: Merrill LLP (SOM) from 1985 to 2001, and is currently Consulting Partner at the SOM office in San Francisco.


Architecture

Architectural Association Fund

The Architectural Association Fund was established in 1928 by Cal's Architectural Association to fund an architectural award and scholarships. An endowment, the payout of which shall be given as an award to a student or students in the Department of Architecture, University of California, Berkeley, at the discretion of the faculty of the Department of Architecture.

Architecture Traveling Fellowship

The Architecture Traveling Fellowship was established in 1925 by various donors with the goal of funding scholarships. An endowment, the payout of which shall be used for an award to a graduate student in the Department of Architecture, University of California, Berkeley, to support a traveling fellowship.

Paul M. Braun Endowed Fund

The Braun Fellowship was established in 1993 through a bequest from Paul M. Braun (B.S. Business Administration, 1930), who hoped to support one or more fellowships for incoming M.Arch. students. Students are selected on the basis of merit.

Capretta Architecture Excellence Award

The Ricardo & Lisa Capretta Architecture Excellence Award is awarded to an incoming M.Arch student who demonstrates a high level of academic distinction and professional promise. The award was established in 2009 with a gift from Ricardo and Lisa Capretta. Ricardo (B.A. Architecture, 1981) is the owner of Westrust Ventures, a San Francisco-based real estate development and investment company.

Adolfo R. Cruz Memorial Fellowship Fund

The Adolfo R. Cruz Memorial Fellowship was established in 2006 by family, friends, and colleagues in memory of architect Adolfo R. Cruz, a distinguished professional of McClellan Cruz Gaylord & Associates, who valued the concept that a truly meaningful life is a balance of one’s professional and personal activities. Fellowships are given every three years to a CED graduate architecture student who places a high value on the balance of one’s professional and personal activities.

Richard and Laurice Evans Architecture Scholarship

The Richard and Laurice Evans Architecture Scholarship was established in 2012 by the bequest of Laurice Evans. Richard, her spouse, attended UC Berkeley's degree program in Agricultural Economics during the early 1940s. Both Richard and Laurice were long-time residents of the Bay Area. Although the couple did not have children, they desired for this scholarship to support the education of students at CED as it would have for their own children.

Sandy Hirshen Prize

The Sandy Hirshen Prize was established by Professor Emeritus of Architecture Sanford Hirshen upon his retirement from CED. Throughout his 30-year career as a design professional and educator, Professor Emeritus Hirshen has been an advocate for socially responsible architecture. The prize recognizes outstanding students who share this passion with Prof. Emer. Hirshen.

Fred & Beth Karren Architecture Fellowship

The Karren Fellowship was established in 2008 by Fred and Beth Karren to provide support for an incoming M.Arch. student. The student is selected based on financial need and professional promise, as demonstrated by his or her portfolio. Fred Karren graduated from UC Berkeley in 1958 with a B.Arch. and in 1959 with a B.S. Business Administration.

Spiro Kostof Fellowship Fund

The Spiro Kostof Fellowship in Architectural History was established in 1994 in memory of Spiro Konstantine Kostof, a professor and renowned architectural historian who taught at CED for many years. Spiro was the author of many well-respected books on architecture, one of which is A History of Architecture: Settings and Rituals, a widely-used resource for students of architecture history that emphasized urbanism and the social context for architectural works. Each year, to honor Spiro’s legacy, this fellowship is given to incoming Ph.D. candidates whose work concentrates on architectural history.

Gerald L. Laub Fellowship

The Gerald Laub Fellowship was established in 1996 through a bequest from Gerald L. Laub (B.Arch, 1965). Fellowships are given to students of architecture in the College of Environmental Design.

Sooky Lee Prize

The Sooky Lee Prize recognizes outstanding creative efforts by students in the Department of Architecture at CED for the best original design solution to an affordable housing problem completed for course credit during the current academic year. The prize was established in 1990 in recognition and appreciation of the educational opportunities offered by the University of California at Berkeley to the Lee Family. The prize is named for Sooky Lee (B.A. Architecture, 1953 & M.A. Architecture, 1954) a Bay Area architect whose work focused on affordable housing that benefitted minority communities in California.

Eva Li Fund in Architecture

The Eva Li Fellowship in Architecture provides financial assistance to graduate students enrolled in the Department of Architecture, College of Environmental Design, at the University of California, Berkeley. The fellowship was established in 1998 in memory of Eva Li (B.Arch, 1971), a city planner with the City of Toronto.

Henry E. Martens Endowed Fellowship

The Martens Fellowship in Architecture was established in 2006 by Henry Martens to support incoming M.Arch students at the College of Environmental Design. Henry is a retired architect, who received his B.A. Architecture in 1948 and M.Arch in 1950 from UC Berkeley. A registered architect in the state of California since 1955, Henry's career includes leading roles in Bay Area architecture firms specializing in projects for education, transportation, government, hotel, and religion. Later he established a private practice pursuing residential and remodeling projects, as well as property development and management, until his retirement in 2003.

Leone Squires McGowan Memorial Fellowship

The Leone Squires McGowan Scholarship Fund was established in 2007 by the bequest of Leone Squires McGowan. A 1943 graduate of UC Berkeley, McGowan had a lifelong interest in design. Each year, the McGowan Fellowship is awarded to an incoming M.Arch. student who demonstrates merit and promising future potential

Chester Miller Scholarship Fund

The Chester Miller Scholarship Fund was established in 1987 by the estate of Dorothy K. Thunen to support M.Arch thesis-related research at CED. The scholarship is named for Chester Miller, a successful local architect during the early part of the 20th Century. Miller did not attend college, but gained his architectural experience working as an apprentice in firms. From 1917-1951, he completed a number of residential and commercial projects as Partner of Miller and Warnecke Architects in Oakland, which specialized in the Beaux-Arts architectural style.

Minority Community Design Fellowship (CED)

The Minority Community Design Program Fellowship was established in 1995 in memory of Professor of Architecture Ken Simmons. Professor Simmons was known and loved for his work in equal rights, urban planning and community development. The Minority Community Design Program Fellowship honors his efforts and vision of diversity at CED by supporting students pursuing a career in community design.

Otto Schiebold Memorial Fund

The Otto Schiebold Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2006 with a bequest gift from Paul Otto Schiebold to provide scholarships and fellowships in the Department of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. Awards shall only be made to students who demonstrate financial need and demonstrate innovative, creative and non-structural abilities.

The Frederic Schwartz Architecture Graduate Student Award

The Frederic Schwartz Architecture Graduate Student Award was established in 2009 with a gift from Frederic Schwartz. Frederic Schwartz (B.A. Architecture, 1973) is an internationally award winning architect and planner. He is the winner of 15 national and international competitions including for three new major airports in India, the Guangzhou Master Plan and for the new Staten Island Ferry Terminal at the tip of Manhattan. Schwartz was selected by the Rockefeller Foundation and the New Orleans City Planning Commission to re-plan one third of the city for 40% of its post-Katrina population.

Richard Bender Fellowship

The Richard Bender Fellowship Fund supports incoming dual degree MCP/M.Arch graduate students at CED. The fellowship was established in 2011 in honor of Emeritus Dean & Professor of Architecture Richard Bender, an architect, civil engineer, and planner with an international practice in urban and community planning, town planning, and campus planning for universities, the arts, media, and entertainment. Bender is the recipient of a number of prestigious awards, and is a founder and director of BRIDGE Housing Corporation.

William B. McCormick & Barbara C. McCormick Scholarship

The William B. McCormick and Barbara C. McCormick Scholarship Fund was established in 2005 with a bequest from Barbara and William McCormick to provide financial aid to graduate students studying architecture or landscape architecture at CED. William McCormick received his B.A. Architecture from UC Berkeley in 1935. After serving as a staff officer during World War II, McCormick established his practice in San Francisco and spent much of his professional career on collaborative projects with several public agencies. In addition to serving as the supervising architect on the Japanese Cultural Center in Japantown, McCormick remodeled Laguna Honda Hospital and designed the Bechtel building at 50 Beale Street, among other design and remodeling projects for many of San Francisco's most visible landmarks.


City + Regional Planning

Richard Bender Fellowship

The Richard Bender Fellowship Fund supports incoming dual degree MCP/M.Arch graduate students at CED. The fellowship was established in 2011 in honor of Emeritus Dean & Professor of Architecture Richard Bender, an architect, civil engineer, and planner with an international practice in urban and community planning, town planning, and campus planning for universities, the arts, media, and entertainment. Bender is the recipient of a number of prestigious awards, and is a founder and director of BRIDGE Housing Corporation.

Erskine City Planning Fellowship

The Morse Erskine City Planning Fund was established in 1969 through a bequest of Morse Erskine. Grants-in-aid are offered to students in the Department of City and Regional Planning, with preference for minority students.

Ralph Gigliello Fellowship

The Ralph Gigliello Endowed Fund was established in 1995 with a bequest of Ralph Gigliello (M.C.P., 1974) to support fellowships for incoming graduate students in the Department of City and Regional Planning at CED. Gigliello was a senior planner at the UC Berkeley campus planning office. His planning to the campus property in the hills area, space planning studies for administrative facilities, and market studies for student and faculty housing made him a prominent figure.

T.J. Kent Memorial Fund

Created to honor Professor and Chair Emeritus Jack Kent, the T.J. Kent, jr. Memorial Fellowship provides support for MCP candidates and visiting professionals in areas of land use and environmental planning for metropolitan or local areas. The fellowship was established in 1999 through generous contributions from friends, family, and colleagues of Jack Kent.

Yvonne Koshland Fellowship

The Yvonne Koshland Fellowship supports returning women graduate students raising dependent children, with preference for those pursuing studies in regional/metropolitan planning and governance. The fellowship was established in by Yvonne Koshland (MCP, 1970). Koshland has previously served as Planning Director of the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), an organization governed by a 38-member Executive Board comprised of locally elected officials committed to enhancing the quality of life in the San Francisco Bay Area by leading the region in advocacy, collaboration, and excellence in planning, research, and member services.

Joan Lamphier Fellowship

The Joan Lamphier Fellowship fund is awarded annually to an incoming MCP student at CED who possesses high-distinction of academic excellence. The fellowship bas established in 2009 by Joan Lamphier (MCP, 1970), a CED Distinguished Alumna and founding principal of the environmental consulting firm Lamphier-Gregory. The intent of the fellowship is to provide students with the same opportunity she experienced as a CED student, whose education gave entry into a profession that was challenging and intriguing with the added benefit of feeling that an individual could make a significant contribution to our community.

Harvey S. Perloff Memorial Fellowship

The Harvey S. Perloff Memorial Fellowship Fund was established in September, 1999 through the generosity of the children of the late Harvey S. Perloff. Harvey Perloff was a highly respected planner and economist and a widely published author. His professional experience included service as a leader of the University of Chicago's Program of Education and Research in Planning, head of the Urban and Regional Studies division of Resources for the Future, economist with the Federal Research Board, United States member of the Committee of Nine of the Alliance for Progress, and consultant to the governments of Puerto Rico, Turkey and Israel. In 1968, Harvey assumed the role of Dean at UCLA and established the Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning. During his fifteen year tenure, it grew to be one of the nation's most innovative and influential institutions of its kind.

Teitz Fellowship Fund

The Teitz Fellowship provides a stipend to students who follow in the path of Professor Emeritus Michael Teitz in pursuing rigorous research on issues affecting people or countries underrepresented in urban planning. Past awardees include: Yasuyuki Motoyama, Enrique Silva, Michael Donovan, Alberto DiMinin, Bill Lester, Paavo Monkkonen, Kristin Perkins, Marissa Plouin Ellis, Bruce Appleyard, Anne Martin, Alex Schafran, and Ricardo Huerta.

Francis and Mariantonia Violich Dalmatian and Latin American Fellowship

The Francis and Mariantonia Violich Dalmatian and Latin American Fellowship supports students with Dalmatian or Latin American heritage, or an interest in Dalmatia or Latin America. The fellowship is name for Francis (Fran) Violich, Professor Emeritus in two departments, City and Regional Planning, and Landscape Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. Through the late 1940’s and 1950’s, Violich led in the formation of Telesis, an interdisciplinary environmental group with social concerns in the San Francisco Bay Area. The initiatives of the group were the groundwork for establishment of the Department of City and Regional Studies at UC Berkeley in 1948 and, ten years later, helped to pave the way to the formation of a new college, the College of Environmental Design.


Landscape Architecture + Environmental Planning

William B. McCormick & Barbara C. McCormick Scholarship

The William B. McCormick and Barbara C. McCormick Scholarship Fund was established in 2005 with a bequest from Barbara and William McCormick to provide financial aid to graduate students studying architecture or landscape architecture at CED. William McCormick received his B.A. Architecture from UC Berkeley in 1935. After serving as a staff officer during World War II, McCormick established his practice in San Francisco and spent much of his professional career on collaborative projects with several public agencies. In addition to serving as the supervising architect on the Japanese Cultural Center in Japantown, McCormick remodeled Laguna Honda Hospital and designed the Bechtel building at 50 Beale Street, among other design and remodeling projects for many of San Francisco's most visible landmarks.

Thomas Church Memorial Design Competition

The Thomas Church Award was established in 1979 with donations from former clients, friends, and professionals in memory of the late Thomas D. Church (B.A. Landscape Architecture, 1923). The award recognizes outstanding creative achievement in design based on a specific design competition topic. Tommy Church was the foremost landscape architect of early modernism in the San Francisco Bay Area. He provided visionary leadership in stewarding the entire region and shaping individual sites. Although influenced by Asian and European traditions, his work created an original California style that distinctively integrated the building and landscape as one. He satisfied modern utility while capturing the sensual. This competition honors his memory.

Randall R. Evans Scholarship Fund

The Randall R. Evans Scholarship Fund was established in 1993 with a bequest of Randall Evans (MLA, 1949) to provide support for CED graduate students in landscape architecture, with preference given to African-American students. In the words of his niece Patricia Evans, "Randall Evans was a black man who cared passionately about connecting people with the earth and giving people tools to control their own destiny." After completing his degree at Berkeley, Randall went on to receive his M.A. Educational Administration from NYU and subsequently dedicated his professional life to serving as a high school principal in his hometown of Washington, D.C. This scholarships honors Randall's desire to support the potential of upward mobility for African Americans in spite of his limited resources.

Beatrix Farrand Fellowship

The Beatrix C. Farrand Memorial Fund for Landscape Architecture Fellowships was established in 1957 by Beatrix C. Farrand to provide fellowships for graduate students in landscape architecture at CED. Beatrix Cadwalader Jones Farrand (1872-1959) was the first prominent American woman in landscape architecture. In 1899 she joined a small group of men in founding the American Society of Landscape Architects. Her commissions include the Dumbarton Oaks estate in the District of Columbia, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller's Eyrie Garden in Maine, and work for Princeton, Yale, and the University of Chicago. She established a research institute at her home in Bar Harbor, Maine, and bequeathed the institute's library to Berkeley.

Samuel W. Heller Scholarship

The Samuel W. Heller Scholarship Fund was established in 1939 with a gift from Walter S. Heller in memory of his father, Samuel Heller. The Fund provides fellowships for graduate students in Landscape Design in the College of Environmental Design. Walter "Baer" Saxe Heller was the son of Hattie Stern Heller, whose uncle was Levi Strauss, the founder of the Levi Strauss & Company. He was married to Eloise Goldman, and they had three children.

Randy Hester Award in Ecological Democracy

The Randy Hester Award in Ecological Democracy is awarded annually to a graduate student in the department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at CED whose work best exemplifies Professor Randy Hester's lifelong commitment to "ecological democracy." Randy Hester is one of America's most respected landscape architects and community planners. "Ecological democracy," involves the participatory making of places that enable community-building, are resilient to ecological and economic forces of change, and impel people to want to live in them by fostering joy and beauty, and touching their hearts.

Professor Harry W. Shepherd Scholarship

The Professor Harry W. Shepherd Scholarship was established in 1987 with a bequest of Bell N. Shepherd to provide graduate fellowships in landscape architecture. Harry Whitcomb Shepherd received his B.S. in landscape engineering and planning from UC Berkeley in 1914. A distinguished instructor of design, Shepherd taught at UC Davis in the Division of Landscape Design from 1922-1925, and at UC Berkeley from 1926-1955. Furthermore, Shepherd contributed to the landscape designs of both campuses. He also maintained a professional practice in landscape architecture and was an active member of the ASLA, serving as president of the San Francisco chapter from 1941-1942.