The Roselyn Lindheim Award in Environmental Design and Public Health honors the life and work of Roselyn Lindheim (1921-1987), Professor of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. A generous endowment from her husband, the late Richard Lindheim, her children, Susan and Daniel, colleagues, and friends provides for an annual award to a student pursuing a graduate degree on the UC Berkeley campus.

Awards will consist of stipends up to $10,000 for one or two continuing graduate students. Recipient(s) must be registered during both terms of the 2021-22 academic year to be eligible for the award.

This award supports the work-in-progress of a graduate student that best exemplifies and furthers Professor Lindheim’s unique vision and innovative work in shaping community, architectural and/or public health environments that promote quality of life and wellness. The work in progress should aim to integrate the social, physical, cultural and political aspects of improving population well-being. Projects with an interdisciplinary approach in which professionals and clients collaborate are highly valued. The award is intended to assist students in furthering work-in-progress and in disseminating the results to a wide audience. The work can be research or service-oriented and must be completed within one year of receiving the award.

In recognition of Professor Lindheim’s commitment to the need for multidisciplinary approaches to the design of humane equitable and health-promoting environments, the award is open to highly qualified continuing students pursuing graduate degrees on the UC Berkeley campus. All exceptionally qualified graduate students are encouraged to apply.

The Award Committee expects that applicants will demonstrate familiarity with Professor Roselyn Lindheim’s writings and will address the way in which the project relates to her work. Applicants must also describe how they will use the award in a work plan or schedule, and describe project deliverables. The recipient of the award will be asked to present his/her work at a colloquium open to the public along with past recipients of the Roselyn Lindheim Award.

How to Apply

To apply, current graduate students at UC Berkeley must:

  • Complete online application form.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation (at least one letter written by a UCB faculty member) directly from the author and emailed to Please instruct references to use “LINDHEIM RECOMMENDATION — [APPLICANT’S FULL NAME]” in the subject line when submitting their letter.
  • Submit a statement of no more than 5 double-spaced pages (1-inch margins, 12 pt font) and includes references, figures, etc. that describes the work-in-progress. Please be sure to read Environments, People, and Health by Professor Roselyn Lindheim and Professor S. Leonard Syme.

The application deadline is due Friday, March 31, 2023, 11:59PM PST. Contact with questions.