College of Environmental Design

Berkeley Circus

March 3, 2017 | Wurster Hall

Join us on Friday, March 3, 2017 at UC Berkeley's College of Environmental Design for the seventh annual Berkeley Circus, a celebration of the accomplishments of the CED community. The Circus is a highly anticipated tradition at the College, during which Wurster Hall welcomes visitors and alumni to enjoy an exciting showcase of outstanding studio work, current professional projects, and innovative research. 

2017 CED Circus Logo

Berkeley Circus
Friday, March 3, 2017
Wurster Hall, UC Berkeley

On Friday, March 3, 2017, all CED classes will be cancelled for a full day of talks and reviews. All are encouraged to attend and take advantage of this opportunity to connect with alumni and learn about the wide variety of topics being explored by CED’s faculty and students.

Undergraduate and graduate students interested in presenting or showing work at the Circus should submit proposals to their respective department according to the Berkeley Circus Submittal Guidelines. The due date for proposals for all work featured at the Circus is Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

Talks highlighting new and innovative work by faculty members  Danika Cooper (LAEP), Malo Hutson (DCRP) and Susan Ubbelohde (ARCH) will start the day. After a networking lunch, the afternoon will be filled with presentations of student work, projects, and research to the Distinguished Visiting Fellows. The Distinguished Visiting Fellows are CED’s most loyal supporters – individuals who possess invaluable experience in the fields of environmental design and a deep connection to the college. This group is composed of our emeriti faculty, alumni, and highly-regarded professionals in their field of practice. 

The contribution of Visiting Fellows is two-fold; not only do fellows have the opportunity to impart their knowledge to CED’s most talented and innovative students, but they are also current contributors to the CED Annual Fund, which supports the lecture series, exhibitions, and other activities that help to enrich the CED community. We expect over 80 Distinguished Visiting Fellows to participate in the CED Circus this year.

At the end of the day, Visiting Fellows will collaborate with faculty to identify outstanding students to be recognized at the student presentation ceremony. A Circus party for students, faculty, and Visiting Fellows will finish off the day. 


Tentative Schedule of Events

Time Event | Location
11–11:30 a.m. Check-in | 1st Floor Lobby
11:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

Welcome Address from Dean and Chairs | 112 Wurster Hall


12–12:45 p.m. Faculty Presentations 
  • Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Danika Cooper
  • Associate Professor of City & Regional Planning Malo Hutson
  • Professor of Architecture and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs Susan Ubbelohde
12:45–2 p.m. Lunch | Wurster Hall Courtyard
2–5:15 p.m. Afternoon Reviews | Various Locations
  • First Half: Presentations 2–3 p.m. | Open Deliberations & Discussions: 3–3:30 p.m.
  • Break: 3:30–3:45 p.m.
  • Second Half: Presentations 3:45–4:45 p.m. | Open Deliberations & Discussions: 4:45–5:15 p.m.
5:15–5:30 p.m. Final Student Recognition Deliberations & Selection | Various Locations
5:30–6 p.m. Student Recognition Ceremony | 112 Wurster Hall
6–7 p.m. Closing Party | Wurster Hall Courtyard