The Chalmers Medal was first handed out in 1948, in memory of William Chalmers' birth 200 years earlier. The medal is given to someone who has promoted the university's activities through interest and valuable effort – thus doing something out of the ordinary for Chalmers.
In 2022, the recipients are Ulla Antonsson and Göran Bengtsson.
Ulla Antonsson received her architecture degree at Chalmers in 1981. Since 1979 she has worked at White Arkitekter, since 1990 as a partner. Among her completed assignments are high-profile and award-winning renovations, renovations, extensions and new buildings, several with great value and significance for Gothenburg, such as the redevelopment and extension of Konserthuset and the restoration and redevelopment of Hagabadet. At Chalmers campus, she has, among other things, been responsible for the major redevelopment of the current Civil Engineering Building.
From 2002 to 2011, she was an adjunct professor of Architecture with a focus on Form and Technology at Chalmers’ Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering where she helped to develop not least the education, through her way of bringing in perspectives from the contemporary architectural profession as well as her view of the transformation of existing buildings, the importance of history in contemporary architectural practice and timeless architectural values in modern contexts.
Göran Bengtsson, chairman of the Adlerbert Foundations, the Hasselblad Foundation, Universeum's owner, the Korsvägen Foundation, and several other prominent foundations in Gothenburg. For many decades, the foundations have made financial contributions to students and researchers at Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg in many different areas.
Göran Bengtsson has a great commitment to sustainability issues and knowledge dissemination, which is fully in line with Chalmers' vision. Through his general education and social ability, Göran Bengtsson has contributed to creating good collaborations between higher education institutions, the city, the business community, and other actors.
The Chalmers Medal will be awarded at the Doctoral conferment ceremony on 11 June 2022.