Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Professorship & Prize

Carme Pinós Awarded 2016 Berkeley-Rupp Prize

BERKELEY — Carme Pinós, an award-winning architect and educator, is the 2016 recipient of the Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Professorship and Prize it was announced September 13.

Pinós leads Estudio Carme Pinós in Barcelona, Spain which she founded in 1991 after prior international recognition for her work with Enric Miralles. Her designs have been widely exhibited around the world and models of her buildings are in the collections of both the Centre Pompidou in Paris and New York’s MOMA.


The Prize

The Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Professorship and Prize awards $100,000 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.

Designed as a period for regeneration, this unique opportunity provides recipients with the chance to engage in creative scholarly pursuits during a semester-long professorship at the College of Environmental Design (CED) at UC Berkeley. During their residency at CED, recipients have access to the college’s resources and the broader University of California, Berkeley network of scholars.