Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Professorship & Prize

  • Sheila Kennedy
  • Portable Light Brazil
  • RiverFirst
  • E 34th Street Ferry Terminal
  • Soft House
  • Soft Rockers
  • Bent Wood Vault

Berkeley-Rupp Prize Recipient Sheila Kennedy to Host CED Lecture and Exhibit

On Wednesday, March 4th, 2014 Berkeley-Rupp Prize recipient Sheila Kennedy will give a public lecture at Wurster Hall Gallery on soft infrastructure including her work on the Portable Light Project—a Matx non-profit design, research and engineering initiative.

From April 8th through May 1st, 2015, in Wurster Hall Room 108, Kennedy will host an open studio exhibition showcasing her research and work-in-progress by students in her graduate design studio. In addition, prototypes developed during the graduate studio will be exhibited in public areas on the Berkeley campus.


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.