Elizabeth Njeri, a Fifth year Bachelor of Architecture student at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology got an honorable mention out of more than 500 online essay submissions at the just concluded twenty-second annual Berkeley Prize Essay Competition, whose topic was Civil Buildings. She submitted the essay in collaboration with Stephanie Wanjiru, a Law student at Strathmore University. The duo were awarded USD2500 for their essay ‘For the Love of Museums’.
The Berkeley prize supports the study and teaching of the social art of architecture. The competition is open to undergraduate architecture majors in accredited schools of architecture throughout the world. The twenty-second Berkeley Prize Essay Competition allowed the students to partner with other undergraduate students majoring in urban studies or social sciences as they write on how to make civil building work. Read more here.