Sheila Kennedy Wins the $100,000 Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Prize

RuppPrizeKennedySheila Kennedy, professor of the practice of architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a principal of the KVA Matx design firm, is the recipient of the 2014 Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Prize from the University of California, Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design. The prize comes with a $100,000 award. The prize is given to a practitioner or academic scholar who has made a significant contribution to advance gender equality in the field of architecture. Winners of the award spend a semester as a visiting professor at Berkeley.

Professor Kennedy received her bachelor’s degree in history, philosophy, and literature from the College of Letters at Wesleyan University. She studied architecture at the Ecole National Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris and received a master of architecture degree from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.

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