UC Berkeley’s THIMBY Wins Second Place in SMUD’s Tiny Home Competition

The competition, modeled after the US Department of Energy’s Solar Decathalon, asked teams to use modern building techniques and technology to maximize energy efficiency. Read More »


Big Give — Mark Your Calendar for November 17th

You’ve heard of the butterfly effect, but do you know about the Berkeley effect? CED students personify the Berkeley effect by creating ripples in the world that enact lasting change. Be ready to support us in supporting them! Read More »


CED Alumna-Founded All-Girls Workspace Empowers Young Women to Show Their Strengths

Girls Garage offers girls aged 9 to 13 the tools to create and explore building, engineering and design. Read More »


Architect and CED Alumnus Bing Thom Remembered

Renowned Vancouver architect Bing Thom (M.Arch ‘69) passed away on Tuesday in Hong Kong. He was 75. Read More »


SPUR President and CEO Gabriel Metcalf Named Inaugural Robert S. Cornish Chair

Metcalf will teach a Spring 2017 graduate seminar titled “Regional Planning and Democratic Practice" investigating the intersection of regional planning and democratic theory. Read More »


Spanish architect Carme Pinós awarded 2016 Berkeley-Rupp Prize

Carme Pinós, an award-winning Spanish architect and educator, is the 2016 recipient of the Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Professorship and Prize. Read More »


Center for Built Environment to blend smart ceiling fans & communicating thermostats

Center for the Build Environment Announces funding to develop ways to integrate commercially available “smart” ceiling fans and communicating thermostats, and to evaluate how they may improve energy efficiency. Read More »


Discourses and Methods in Contemporary Urban Design: A Lunchtime Lecture Series

TUE, 9/30 - 11/29; 1:00pm - 2:00pm, 172 Wurster. Please join us for a series of fascinating lectures about issues facing global cities offered by the the Masters of Urban Design program. Free and open to the public. Read More »


Students Plant Seeds for Change at North Richmond Community Garden

Students from the embARC Summer Design Academy spent the month of July planning, constructing and building out a multipurpose facility for Verde Partnership Garden in North Richmond. Read More »



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