Lisa Rayle, a City and Planning Ph.D. candidate, discusses her research, future endeavors, and her path toward her Ph.D. candidacy and research.
Lisa Rayle, a City and Planning Ph.D. candidate, discusses her research, future endeavors, and her path toward her Ph.D. candidacy and research.
CED was recently ranked the sixth-best graduate program for architecture in the nation, the third-best institution for sustainability practice and the number one regional graduate program on the west coast.
Metcalf will teach a Spring 2017 graduate seminar titled “Regional Planning and Democratic Practice" investigating the intersection of regional planning and democratic theory.
Building Science in Architecture Ph.D. candidate Caroline Karmann discusses her career path leading to Ph.D candidacy.
DEADLINE NOVEMBER 1 -- For ARCH UNDERGRAD STUDENTS -- The nineteenth-annual Berkeley Prize Essay Competition focuses this year on the theme “architecture reveals communities.” Be sure to write your essay!
CED alumna Ariel Takata-Vasquez (MCP ‘14) has established a prominent urban boutique called Viscera Studio.
Specializing in reading patterns and stories of the land as inspiration for his designs, Wilkie’s past projects include a 100-year landscape strategy for the Thames River through London.
BASE has won the ASLA Communications Honor Award for its Roving Ranger project, which brings national park resources to underserved areas in California.
The book focuses on the transformation of the Tremont neighborhood from the 1860s to present day, detailing the history of the neighborhood as a sleepy farming community that was forever changed by industrialization.
Among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members, the designation of Fellow is conferred on individuals in recognition of exceptional accomplishments to the profession.
Deborah Berke was named the new Dean of the Yale School of Architecture in July.
Professor of Architecture Lisa Iwamoto's firm was awarded an Honor Award for her firm's work on the Bloomberg Tech Hub.
Associate Professor of Architecture Ron Rael and his wife Virginia San Fratello will be honored with the Digital Practice Award of Excellence at the 2016 ACADIA Conference at the University of Michigan.
College of Environmental Design undergraduate architecture student Jordan Coffey was chosen as one of the three artists-in-residence at Jacobs. He plans to weave designs and concepts of the past, present and future together through his work with textiles.
In June, the Berkeley City Council unanimously voted to place a 1.8 percent gross-receipts tax increase on the November ballot with the aim of raising an extra $5 million a year for affordable housing projects and homeless programs.
Due in part to a shortage of housing supply, the growing cost of housing has resulted in a post-recession economy with strong job growth but nowhere for employees to live.
Carme Pinós, an award-winning Spanish architect and educator, is the 2016 recipient of the Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Professorship and Prize.
As many as 24,000 new housing units and parks could fill four tracts of land around San Francisco’s shoreline, but come with serious environmental risk: Most government forecasts say tides in the bay could rise as much as 66 inches by 2100.
Once a sleek, space-age system heralded as the country’s first high-tech subway, BART is now known for its overcrowding, regular breakdowns and delays. Professor Emeritus Martin Wachs weighs in.
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!
Sheryl Bratton (B.A. Individual Major ‘85) has been assigned to oversee an employee workforce of more than 4,000 and a $1.6 billion budget for Sonoma County.
Work by CED Alum Kin Lam (M.Arch '10) and Xibing Yang (M.L.A. '09) has been selected for the 2016 AIA Emerging Professionals Exhibit. Their work Symbiosis proposes a design for earthquake-resistant structures in Sichuan, China.
College of Environmental Design's Graduate Program in Architecture ranks 6th for 2017 for the second year in a row.
Sophie Taddeo, an LAEP Ph.D. candidate, steps out of the Delta's wetlands to discuss her path toward her Ph.D. candidacy and research.
Pre announcement -- Arriving October 11 -- "Local Code" will be released by Princeton Architectural Press. Focuses on the ecological and social potential of underutilized and unmaintained public land.
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.
UrbanSim aims to help urban planners better understand the impact of interventions, but also to increase the inclusiveness and transparency of planning processes by involving citizens.
While nearly half of Americans say they've personally struggled to pay rent or know someone who has, there's very little data available on rental market activity nationally.
Work by Alumni Lyndon Neri (B.A. Arch ‘87) and Rossana Hu (B.A. Arch ‘90) is currently on view in an exhibit on contemporary Chinese architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Exhibit continues through October 13th.
CED visiting professors discuss their experience teaching a graduate course on tackling inequality through equitable development in the Bay Area.
Professor Mary Comerio cited cost issues and disagreements on how to retrofit buildings as central problems to the reinforcement of historical sites.
On Friday, August 26, the Hands-On 5 Art Book Exhibition will feature the latest additions to the Environmental Design Library’s growing collection of nearly 250 artists’ books.
The College of Environmental Design saw a number of faculty transitions this summer.
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.
As a faculty member at CED since 2007, Professor Caldeira's work examines the relationships between urban form and political transformation in the context of democratization.
Kennedy & Violich Architecture recently received an award for Excellence in Architecture for their design of the Tozzer Anthropology Building at Harvard.
Students from the Summer [IN]stitute explored architecture, landscape architecture and sustainable city planning with a focus on sustainability.
Professor Dear argues that walls do not ultimately work as permanent solutions to conflict, and therefore always fail.
Professor Caldeira explains how contested aspects of urban space relate to gender and LGBTQA communities.
Students in the Design and Innovation for Sustainable Cities Program were challenged to craft innovative, design-based solutions to global environmental issues affected by increasing urbanization.
A new consulting service called Handy uses academic research and principles of feng shui to turn unsightly living spaces into relationship magnets.
A new building called the Fair-Haired Dumbbell in Portland's Burnside Bridgehead district is being built through crowdfunding.
Deadline 5:00 PM, TUESDAY AUGUST 30. The Global Urban Humanities Initiative is looking for graduate students to join our Student Advisory Board.
Alumna Nancy Selvin's work fuses imagery of pottery and drawings into hybrid collages.
Tiny homes have recently taken the housing market by storm, appearing all over rural and urban America as an affordable and eco-conscious solution to an increasingly tight housing supply.
Though drone use has taken off in recent years in landscape and environmental photography, kite aerial photography has endured as a unique art form.
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.
ASLA California joins with other groups across the US to Advocate for the LA Profession.
Traditional Colonial/Mediterranean Architecture on Display at Venice Architecture Biennale.
Pinterest’s new 100,000 square foot workspace was designed by architecture firm IwamotoScott, whose founder and principal Lisa Iwamoto is a Professor of Architecture at the College of Environmental Design.
CED alum Yahya Abdul-Matteen has a major role playing a character named Cadillac in the big-budget Netflix production “The Get Down,” which is set in the 1970s underground musical scene of New York.
Amid the Bay Area’s housing shortage, initiatives to lessen land-use rules and permitting procedures have sprung up across the Bay.
Professor Michael Neuman was recently awarded the "Best Article of the Year" title for his work in Town Planning Review Journal.
Professor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design Linda Jewell has retired from teaching after 25 years at the College of Environmental Design.
Increased interest in sustainable living has sparked development companies and local governments to explore ways to create and build out intentional communities. Professor Harrison Fraker discusses the new trend.
While much of his research and academic work focuses on the convergence of natural and built landscapes, Asst. Professor Hindle's affinity for the ocean has further driven his understanding and curiosity for coastlines and how we can improve them.
Thomas Miller is an award-winning architect with extensive experience in managing both architectural teams and privately financed development projects.
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.
Professor Walter Hood contributes to the design of the new Bayview Opera House including an outdoor stage, plaza with a rock garden, lawn and a 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.