UC Berkeley Students from the Real Estate Certificate Program tie for first in Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Housing Challenge.
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 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 campus team to analyze the Oakland Unified School District’s new nutritional system. They will focus on the gradual implementation of the “Rethinking School Lunch Oakland” program.
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.
Architecture Alumna Regina Ntongo Nalikka (B.A. Architecture '12) weaves a story of building schools and hope in Uganda.
Photographs of Betty Beaumont's (M.Design '72) seminal work Ocean Landmark are on exhibit at the Pompidou-Metz, France as part of the Sublime. The Tremors of the World exhibit.
Michael Dear, Professor Emeritus of City and Regional Planning consulted on the new documentary "City of Gold" about Los Angeles Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold.
Now on sale: Nestboxes designed in collaboration with Fab Shop staff and the Golden Gate Audubon Society and fabricated by high school students participating in the 2015 embARC program. All proceeds will fund scholarships for low income embARC students.
Presenting the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards
Susan Ubbelohde, Assoc. Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professor of Architecture discusses lighting and daylight on Campus.
On March 5, at a ceremony honoring distinguished alumni in the CED community, Dean Jennifer Wolch presented the inaugural Catherine Bauer Wurster Award for Social Practice to American architect, philanthropist, and social and environmental activist Jon St
The Joys of a Lively Classroom; Dean Jennifer Wolch steps back into teaching. Frameworks, Spring 2016.
Building a Brighter Future: Sungevity, Berkeley, & CED. From Frameworks Magazine Online edition, Spring 2016.
Harold Burns (B.Arch '50) is among a generation of architecture students who attended school at the "Ark." He has donated a historic house to UC Berkeley to support architecture students at the College of Environmental Design.
Architect Edwin Chan (B.Arch '82) has transformed the corner gallery of the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas into a gathering space that combines architecture, entertainment, and works of art.
Associate Professor of Architecture, Ronald Rael, wrote an article published in the Architects Newspaper about the controversial competition called “Building the Border Wall?” organized by the Third Mind Foundation.
Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning Jason Corburn's research focuses on how to improve the health of city residents. He argues that cities must transform their physical and social environments to improve the health of citizens.
DEADLINE JUNE 3. CED's Summer [IN]STITUTE is accepting applications for [IN]LAND, a summer intensive designed for post-baccalaureates with no previous design experience who are thinking about applying to grad programs in landscape architecture and environ
DEADLINE JUNE 3. CED's 2016 Summer [IN]STITUTE in Environmental Design is accepting applications for [IN]ARCH and [IN]ARCH ADV, two intensive summer courses designed for participants who are considering applying to M.Arch programs.
Bo Chung (M.C.P '17) and his mentor Malo Hutson, Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning, are one of 18 teams selected by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation for the fourth Schmidt MacArthur Fellowship.
Congratulations to the CED and Berkeley alumni who are being elevated to the AIA College of Fellows for 2016.
A major new effort at Berkeley called the Arts + Design Initiative has ambitions that include making exposure to the arts and design essential to the undergraduate experience.
P[art]icipatory Urbanisms, an innovative collaboration by UC Berkeley graduate students explores the interplay between art and politics. Support for this project comes from the Global Urban Humanities Initiative.
The Terner Center For Housing Innovation announces funding for new policy and action-oriented research initiatives for 2016 and beyond.
Chris Downey (M.Arch '92) has teamed up with Mark Cavagnero (M. Arch '83) to design the new headquarters for the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
The Urban Displacement Project has developed an easy-to-use interactive map showing 14 key housing policies applied unevenly in 109 Bay Area jurisdictions.
Therese W. McMillan takes on a new transportation role.
Galen Cranz, Professor of Architecture, recently released Ethnography for Designers (Routledge 2016). This book is a practical guide for those teaching social factors and social research methods to designers.
Kristina Hill, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning, was interviewed by Yale Environment 360 about her vision for modifying coastal communities, the limits to adaptation, and the promise of “cyborg landscapes.”
INFO SESSION AT 12pm TODAY. Darell Fields has been selected to lead the Fall 2016 Design Research Track. The Design Research Track option allows students to explore a particular theme for both the fall and spring semesters of their senior year.
Jonathan Herz (M.Arch ’86) has been elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects.
Malo André Hutson, Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning, spoke with the Richmond Confidiential about the many factors are contributing to “black community shifts” in the Bay Area.
We are excited to announce that the application portal to CED's 2016 Summer Programs is now open.
Jon Stryker (M.Arch ’89), founder and president of the Arcus Foundation, is the first recipient of the College of Environmental Design’s Catherine Bauer Wurster Award for Social Practice.
Karen Chapple, Professor of City & Regional Planning, wins second annual UCCS Bacon Public Lectureship and White Paper Competition.
Suburban households average 60 miles a day behind the wheel. Professor Karen Chapple (DCRP) suggests the state needs to reexamine the links between California’s tax policies and climate goals, which are impacted by how much people drive.
Ron Rael, Associate Professor of Architecture, is one of a small group of researchers advancing a novel type of 3-D printing capable of processing recycled as well as under-utilized materials into a range of sturdy products.
Nest We Grow began as an entry for the annual LIXIL International University Architectural Competition. The team discovered that their entry had won in March 2014, and some of them flew to Japan to prepare for the build.
Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all who participated!
Announcements from HKIT Architects
Professor Karen Chapple, will speak at the Bacon Public Lecture about aligning California tax policy with the state’s efforts to combat climate change as the winner of the second annual Bacon Public Lectureship and White Paper Competition.
Manny Gonzalez, FAIA (BA. Arch ’77) was recently inducted into the prestigious College of Fellows by the 2016 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects.
Fall Semester 2016 opening of new concept cafe by Charles Phan housed in Wurster Hall
Unearthed after nearly forty years, What Can I Be? (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016) is a stunning never-before-published concept book written by Ann Rand and illustrated by Ingrid Fiksdahl King (B.Arch '65).
Walter Hood, Professor of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning and Urban Design, collaborated with Diller Scofidio + Renfro and local RAFT Landscape Architecture to renovate the Cooper Hewitt garden.
Charlie Rose discusses the making of "Rabin: The Last Day" with the film's director Amos Gitai.
Takeo Uesugi (M.LA. '67), an internationally renowned Japanese landscape architect, professor emeritus at California Polytechnic University, Pomona passed away peacefully Jan. 26, 2016 after a courageous bout with cancer. He was 75.