Raymond Lifchez

Professor of Architecture
Department of Architecture
(510) 642-7585
(510) 643-5607
Research Expertise and Interest
architecture, patronage of the arts, post revolutionary France

Professor Lifchez is on the board of the new UC Berkeley Undergraduate Program in Disability Studies. He is the author of The Dervish Lodge: Architecture, Art, and Sufism In Ottoman Turkey, and numerous additional publications on accessible design. He received a Community Service Citation from The Bay Area Book Reviewers Association for his Rethinking Architecture, and an American Book Award Nomination, for Design For Independent Living. In 1976 he received the University's Distinguished Teaching Award, and in 2002, the Association Of Collegiate Schools Of Architecture Distinguished Professor Award. His current research activity includes patronage of the arts in Post Revolutionary France. , , Professor Lifchez sponsors The Berkeley Undergraduate Prize For Architectural Design Excellence, a yearly international Internet essay competition (American Institute of Architects Education Honors Award, 2002) devoted to the proposition that architecture is a social art.

In the News

January 22, 2018

2018 Ed Roberts Award for accessible design leader Raymond Lifchez

The Center for Independent Living will recognize UC Berkeley architecture and city planning professor Raymond Lifchez tomorrow (Jan. 23) with the second annual Ed Roberts Award, which recognizes and honors individual contributions to the success of CIL and the independent living/disability rights movement.