Associate Professor of Architecture Ron Rael was one of nine presenters at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts’ annual Summer Conference.
Associate Professor of Architecture Ron Rael was one of nine presenters at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts’ annual Summer Conference.
A junior in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design won first place in the 2016 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships.
The report utilizes 11 million Craigslist rental housing listings to determine patterns and trends in rental housing markets and assess housing affordability.
This interdisciplinary studio course is sponsored by the Global Urban Humanities Initiative in partnership with the Oakland Museum of California, Laney College and SPUR Oakland.
The group consists of faculty and graduate students engaged in the study of contemporary and historical global cities.
The new Bayview Opera House includes an outdoor stage, a plaza with a rock garden and a lawn and butterfly garden.
Alumna Cheryl Lewin, MD uses her background in architecture and design to create new ears for children affected by the congenital disease microtia.
The Commonwealth Club of California, the nation's oldest and largest public affairs program, hosted a program on the relationship between public spaces and public health.
Dr. Annmarie Adams has been appointed Chair of the Department of Social Studies of Medicine, continuing the department's research and education missions.
Thirteen students from West Oakland Middle School recently spent five days at the College of Environmental Design, immersing themselves in architecture and design, disciplines virtually unknown to them before they entered Wurster Hall.
Student life was back in full force last week at the College of Environmental Design as a number of summer programs began at Wurster Hall.
Karen Mauney-Brodek will join the Emerald Necklace Conservancy from the City of San Francisco’s Parks Department.
"Delineations" focuses on themes of lines, borders and edges and features a number of CED students, faculty and alumni.
CED alumna Kristine Sanders became the first student to graduate with a degree in "Disney Imagineering" this past spring.
Featuring 77 panelists and speakers, the summit was centered around a “declaration” addressing how landscape architecture can make a vital contribution in response to the challenges and issues the world faces.
Faced with rising rents across the Bay Area and limited affordable housing, Oakland city officials are taking the leap on the tiny house trend that’s recently grown in popularity.
Doctor Daniel A. Rodríguez is joining the College of Environmental Design this fall as Chancellor’s Professor of City and Regional Planning.
The College of Environmental Design welcomes Professor Danika Cooper to the department of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Design
The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announced Professor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Chip Sullivan as the 2016 recipient of the Jot D. Carpenter Teaching Medal.
California State Legislature acted on a $2 billion bond this week to get the 115,000 homeless people living in the state off the streets and into supportive housing.
AVAILABLE ONLINE. Watch Ron Rael and Virginia San Fratello's segment on SPARK: Our Creative Nature. KQED/PBS Program.
How do we define affordable housing, and who does it serve? Professor Emeritus of Architecture Sam Davis proposes that more housing and less stigmatization creates well-balanced communities.
Professor Karen Frick's book makes the argument that the Bay Bridge was the latest manifestation of the "megaproject phenomenon."
As Richmond's wealthy Marina Bay shoreline and the poverty-stricken Eastshore neighborhood exist side by side, gentrification stands as a remind that the Bay Area's economic boom has only benefited certain groups of people.
The Hyperchair allows individuals to control the climate through their office chairs, saving energy and contributing to more productive employees.
Professor Chip Sullivan's new book features comics and vibrant illustrations on design aesthetics and landscape planning.
Planning Magazine lists Professor Cervero as one of the "five academic planners you should know" in the June 2016 issue.
"Shaping Terrain" focuses on the ways existing geography has shaped postcolonial urbanism in Latin America.
CED alumnus Cass Calder Smith discusses his role as a designer and architect in the restaurant business.
A new interactive tool developed by researchers and faculty at the Terner Center could help assess how housing policy affects low and middle income earners in the Bay Area.
Professor emeritus of Architecture Sam Davis proposes a sensible, humane solution to combating homelessness on the Berkeley Blog.
CED celebrates our multi-talented, hardworking staff during UC Berkeley's Staff Appreciation week!
The newly designed LightHouse for the Blind and Visually impaired helps the blind communicate through thoughtful design and physical engagement.
College of Environmental Design's Architecture Department at UC Berkeley moves up to #3 in the QS rankings.
Build Public works to bring a “start-up” mentality to the world of public space, leveraging creative public private partnerships and new innovative financing and governance tools to create, fund and maintain high quality urban public spaces in San Francis
Scientists and urban planners in the San Francisco Bay Area say wetland and marsh restoration is key to protecting the bay from rising sea levels. Measure AA could be key to restoring the Bay's marshland ecosystem.
Sandra Vivanco (B.A. Architecture '85) speaks with ByDesign Magazine about her career as an architect focused on environmental justice through functional design.
Professor and Chair of City and Regional Planning Robert Cervero and SPUR Transportation Policy Director Ratna Amir (MCP '01) discussed the decline in public transportation ridership in the Bay Area in a recent article.
The Dessau Effect: Urban Revival, Pavilion Interventions, and the Bauhaus Legacy
Josh Mankiewicz investigates the story behind the brand-new Bay Bridge, an architectural marvel that finished billions of dollars over budget.
We are delighted to announce the CED Alumni who have been elevated to Fellows at the American Institute of Architects this year.
Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects Announces Alumni Promotions
KDA (Kevin Daly, BA Architecture '80) Concept Design wins AIA Los Angeles Design Award.
UC Berkeley Students from the Real Estate Certificate Program tie for first in Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Housing Challenge.
The crisis of housing affordability has deepened the divide between those who believe it can be resolved by expanding the supply of market-rate housing, and those who believe that market-rate construction can not meet the needs of low-income households.
Steinberg Architects - Los Angeles has announced that UCLA Hitch Commons, the new community building at the heart of the UCLA Hitch Student Residences project, is now LEED Platinum.
Mr. Trump has a simple plan to reduce the population of 11 million immigrants living illegally in the United States: Deport them.
The Blackberry Creek bridge is attached to existing guardrails, integrates with the trail pavement and is easily removable for maintenance or replacement. Photo: René Davids
Congratulations to the graduating students of the UC Berkeley Architecture department!
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Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning Malo Hutson spoke with Sara Grossman from Haas Institute about his key areas of research in community development, urban sustainable equity, the built environment, and policy and health inequities.
Professor of Architecture Margaret Crawford, and architect and lecturer Rudabeh Pakravan, led an unusual yearlong course, called Listening to the City, focused on the suburban community of El Cerrito.
Christopher Goode (M.Arch '82), AIA, of Tucker, Ga. was elected to The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation Board of Trustees.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 UC Berkeley Eisner Award: Evan McCurdy (B.A. Arch '16), Bianca Doerschlag (B.A. Arch '16), Brooke Hair (M.Arch '16), Soo Ok Han (M.Arch '16).
Interim Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Carol Christ has announced that Andrew Atwood, Assistant Professor of Architecture, is a recipient of the prestigious Hellman Family Faculty Fund.
The editors of Urban Studies shortlisted an article by Adjunct Assistant Professor of City & Regional Planning Karen Frick, Professor of City and Regional Planning Paul Waddell, and David Weinzimmer (M.C.P. & M.S. '14) as one of the best articles of 2015.
CED is committed to introducing students to a practice of environmental design that respects difference, and confronts injustice and inequity in the making of buildings, communities, and urban landscapes. This year Jordan Miodownik from Yeshiva College wa
The Graduate Council's Advisory Committee for GSI Affairs selected Professor of Architecture Gail Brager as a recipient of the 2016 Faculty Award for Outstanding Mentorship of GSIs.
IwamotoScott Architecture, founded by Professor of Architecture, Lisa Iwamoto and Craig Scott, was selected by AIASF to receive a 2016 AIA Design Honor Award for the interior design of the Bloomberg Tech Hub.
The American Academy in Rome has announced Yasmin Vobis (B.A. Arch '05), the co-principal of Ultramoderne, as a winner of its annual Rome Prize
Jean Mary McMann (M.A. Design '76, Ph.D. Architecture '91) passed away on March 7, 2015, in San Rafael. She will be remembered.
BAR Architects has promoted two CED graduates to senior associates. They are Patricia Centeno (B.A. Architecture '93) and Zach Prowda (B.A. Architecture '05.
On May 4th Tiange Wang (B.A. Arch '18) was awarded Berkeley’s Library Prize for Undergraduate Research for her paper, The Interior-Exterior Unification in Chinese Literati Residences: A Tool for Upholding the Literati Identity.
NEMESTUDIO, founded by Assistant Professor of Architecture Neyran Turan and Mete Sonmez, is selected as one of six winners for the Architectural League Prize 2016.
Four DCRP faculty — DCRP Chair and Professor Robert Cervero; AnnaLee Saxenian, who is also Dean and Professor in the School of Information; Professor Emeritus Michael Dear; and CED Dean Jennifer Wolch — are among the top 25 cited planning faculty.
We congratulate Malo André Hutson for his promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure.
The Rural West Internship Program is a one-year paid Internship for university students designed to increase the diversity of staff in the Affordable Housing and Community Development field.
Lalo Alcarez discusses his show, "Bordertown," with Lauren Hernandez for ByDESIGN, a CASA publication.
Joanna Salem (MLA '16) will present The Blake Garden Adaptive Restoration Project (LD ARCH 254:3, Fall 2016) at the Office of the President on May 6.
At a special briefing Friday, April 1, Berkeley city personnel introduced a resilience strategy that addresses interconnected stressors facing the city, including natural disaster response, renewable energy, climate change and racial equity, among other i
Steven I. Doctors (MS Architecture, '04; Ph.D. Architecture ’10), principal of The CM+ Group, LLC, has been retained by the non-profit San Francisco Heritage to manage a rehabilitation of the Haas-Lilienthal House in San Francisco.
HOK, founded by Gyo Obata (Undergraduate Study in Architecture, 1945), and Mark Cavagnero Associates, founded by Mark Cavagnero (M. Arch '83) were selected by AIASF to receive a 2016 AIA Design Citation Award .
Berkeley Builds New York is a new initiative produced by CED alumni volunteers. The small tours are led by and for alumni to investigate and discuss alumni work in the built environment of New York City.
Veev Design, founded by Associate Professor of Architecture, Raveevarn Choksombatchai, was selected by AIASF to receive a 2016 AIA Design Award for the design of the Grace Street Residence.
PhD Landscape student, Sophie Taddeo, receives a 2-year Delta Science/California Sea Grant Fellowship.
The AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) has selected EHDD's design of the Exploratorium at Pier 15 as one of the 2016 Top Ten Green Project award winners.
A team spearheaded by the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning from UCB’s College of Environmental Design, has placed second in the Environmental Protection Agency's Campus RainWorks Challenge.
Barrie Rokeach (M.A. Design '74, CED Distinguished Alumni 2008) was commissioned as part of a group of artists by the County of Alameda to provide new artwork for the County of Alameda Acute Care Tower at Highland Hospital in Oakland.
Herb Childress (BA Architecture '89) wrote The PhDictionary: A Glossary of Things You Don’t Know (but Should) About Doctoral and Faculty Life. The book decodes 149 key terms for academics and illuminates each term with stories about his own journey .
AWARDS CEREMONY MAY 9th. Jeff Vincent (DCRP PhD '06), Deputy Director of Center for Cities + Schools and researcher at IURD, was awarded this year's Chancellor’s Award for Public Service in the Research in the Public Interest.
Deborah Speer with Pollstar Pro interviewed Another Planet Entertainment CEO Gregg Perloff (MCP '76) how his urban planning education impacted his career in the entertainment industry especially in the case of the Fox Theater Oakland.
The Berkeley Food Institute has awarded a $50,000 research grant to a City and Regional Planning team to analyze the Oakland Unified School District’s new nutritional system.
One CED senior in particular, Kristine Sanders, whose lifelong dream is to work for Disney as an Imagineer, developed her own independent major at CED, Imagine, Inspire, Illustrate.
The University of California, Berkeley’s Global Urban Humanities Initiative will conduct four more years of interdisciplinary studies on cities and urban life, thanks to $1.5 million in renewed funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Louise Mozingo, Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, detailed the origins of the corporate environments in her 2011 book, Pastoral Capitalism: A History of Suburban Corporate Landscapes.
The UC Berkeley Food Institute is giving a DCRP Faculty team $50,000 to study new reforms in the Oakland Unified School District’s system of feeding its students, in an effort that could help schools across the country.
Jennifer Wolch, William W. Wurster Dean and Professor of City and Regional Planning is featured in a KTVU/Channel 2 story about the Homeless issue in San Francisco.
CED is accepting applications for Disc*2016, a summer intensive that exposes participants to the challenges of global urbanization and empowers them with tools and expertise necessary to craft innovative design-based solutions for the urban environment.
Our newest Frameworks magazine has just been released online! Read some great stories about our faculty, alumni and students.
City and Regional Planning Faculty Malo Hutson, Jason Corburn and Moira O'Neill receive funding to study the Rethinking School Lunch Oakland Program
Professor of City & Regional Planning AnnaLee Saxenian argues in her classic, Regional Advantage, that the absence of noncompete clauses is one of the major influencing factors of why Silicon Valley became the center of the tech universe.
Professor Emerita of City and Regional Planning Irene Tinker recently published her intellectual memoir Visioning an Equitable Future: Reflections on Women, Democracy, Education, and Economic Development (Inkwater Press, 2016).
The Diversity Platforms Committee of the College of Environmental Design is pleased to announce the first annual awards to fund critical and creative projects.
Professor Emeritus of Architecture Daniel Solomon and Owen Kennerly (M. Arch '94) are recipients of the 2016 AIA Housing Award with their collaboration on 1180 Fourth Street,
Elliot Martin (MCP '06), an assistant engineer researcher at the Transportation Sustainability Research Center, worked with the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) to author a report about bike-sharing safety.
In a new book edited by Jason Corburn and Lee Riley, "Slum Health: From the Cell to the Street," the Editors argue that both new biologic and "street" science are crucial for improving the well-being of the millions of urban poor living in slums.
AWARDS CEREMONY MAY 9th. Jason Corburn, Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning, was awarded this year's Chancellor’s Award for Public Service in the Community Engaged Teaching category.
Assistant Professor of Architecture Simon Schleicher's dissertation, Bio-inspired Compliant Mechanisms for Architectural Design, was made available for open access by the University of Stuttgart.
Art + Village + City in the Pearl River Delta: Trude Renwick and Valentina Rozas-Krause
SPUR Announces 2016 Fellowship Guidelines. Deadline to apply is April 13th.