CED Alumni win Metropolis magazine design competition.
CED Alumni win Metropolis magazine design competition.
The Environmental Design Archives announces the launch of their beautiful new website.
Greg Perloff (MCP, '76) is well-known for his success of the Fox Theater that is now the centerpiece of the thriving Uptown District in downtown Oakland. Currently, he is involved in master planning to improve Berkeley's Greek Theater.
This year, the college celebrated the remarkable accomplishments of Meric Gertler, Gwendolyn Wright, and Mark Francis, FASLA, with the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award during the fourth annual Berkeley Circus Soirée.
Plans for Access Fee Waivers and a new Materials Store are introduced to address the constraints of many CED students who face unbearable additional costs in their design classes.
The debate about the economic benefits of transit service remains divided as readily available data and good theories about transit and economic growth are scarce.
CED Architecture graduate student Antony Kim and his faculty mentor, Galen Cranz are chosen for the first-ever Schmidt-MacArthur Fellowship.
Jeffrey Chusid wins award for Saving Wright: The Freeman House and the Preservation of Meaning, Materials, and Modernity.
Janet Delaney captured the changing SoMa neighborhood in a photography book titled, "South of Market"
Erick Guerra (Ph.D. Planning '13) was the 2013 winner for the prestigious Barclay Gibbs Jones Award for the Best Dissertation in Planning.
Professor Nezar Alsayyad has been named a 2014 Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
Albert Chu applies his architecture background to designing accessory line.
The American Institute of Architects recognizes Oakland senior apartment housing for its sustainable design.
A panel of Indian American community activists met at CED to discuss the recent Supreme Court ruling which effectively criminalizes homosexuality. Hinduism has always supported the notion of multiple sexualities, declared novelist Manil Suri.
Fred Blackwell leaves role of Oakland City Administrator to become CEO of philanthropic organization.
A few students from Berkeley's winning team will be flying to Tokyo for their design presentation and final selection in an international competition.
Michael Dear, a professor of City and Regional Planning at CED, has received the Globe Book Award for his book, Why Walls Won't Work: Repairing the US-Mexico Divide.
Urban Studies and Business Administration graduate was awarded the Fulbright Award and will research in Mumbai, India for nine months.
Pamela Babey (B.Arch '68) collaborates with her client from Hong Kong on his superyacht, Lady Candy. Featured in the Spring 2014 issue of Superyacht Design magazine, this 55-meter vessel exudes sophistication and glamour.
Clark Kellogg (BA Arch. '74), a lecturer in innovation and design thinking at the Haas School of Business talks about the gratifying experience of creating one piece of art a day.
Karen Frick, Assistant Adjunct Professor of City and Regional Planning, recently published a study on the Tea Party and property rights activism taking place in the Bay Area and Atlanta.
Congratulations to Jeffrey Averill, Isabelle Lucienne Duvivier, Kenneth I. Fisher, Mark L. Gillem, and Wendy Sullock Rogers for being elevated to the prestigious AIA College of Fellows for 2014. Also, we would like to specially recognize Kris Yao for rece
Berkeley alumna, Lia Cooke, opens art exhibit in Liege, Belgium.
Dean of the School of Information Science advocates for data science skills.
CASA alumni Awards Esparza / Del Campo / Escobar Scholarships to CED students
Robert Noble meets at the Waste Management Phoenix Open Executive Sustainability Forum and gives a speech on Noble Environmental Technologies current research on sustainable material.
As UC Berkeley celebrates the successful completion of The Campaign for Berkeley, the College of Environmental Design (CED) wants to thank our 5856 alumni, donors, parents and friends for contributing over $23 million to the campaign.
The Department of Architecture at CED is the recipient of a $6.7 million endowment from the estate of Wm. Stephen Allen, co-founder of Anshen + Allen, and his wife Jane Eikelman.
Blackwell moves up into the lead Administrator Role.
Firm in New York cuts a new approach to creating architecture.
Wendy Schmidt's Philanthropy has a broad reach.
Schafran honored for his in-depth analysis on the American Foreclosure Crisis
CED Architecture Graduate Emily Pilloton talks about her new documentary showing this week.
CED Dean Jennifer Wolch presented the keynote address for the global Biophilic Cities Launch conference, which took place from October 17-20, 2013 at the University of Virginia's School of Architecture. The presentation is now available to stream online.
On Valentine's Day, Professor Dana Buntrock's "Introduction to Construction" class (ARCH 160) made office visits to various firms in the Bay Area to learn about construction issues, documents, detailing, and material samples.
Through attracting Twitter, upscale retail and a food emporium as tenants, a renovated Art Deco building in Mid-Market is rekindling street life and transforming an area of San Francisco plagued by urban desolation.
The new ADA Compliant path has been completed at Blake Garden. Now the student groups who have designed the planting beds are waiting for the rain to start so they can move ahead.
Danielle Chan, a freshman in the College of Environmental Design, won $5,000 for best in show at an annual art competition sponsored by the Museum of Los Gatos that challenges young artists to visually communicate a conversation through their artwork.
Global Urban Humanities Call for Student-Faculty Publication Proposals
Paul Woolford featured in Wired Magazine on the Studio One Symposium
Oakland-based firm Rael San Fratello, founded in 2002 by Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, was honored by the Architectural League New York with Emerging Voices 2014, a highly prestigious award in North American architecture.
Join us in congratulating Dana Buntrock, who was awarded a 2013 Abe Fellowship from the Social Science Research Council. The Abe Fellowship is designed to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern.
Alvaro Huerta (Ph.D.) will discuss the prospects of immigration reform, his book and the GOP's recent immigration blueprint in an interview with the award-winning "Tavis Smiley" show on PBS this Wednesday, February 5.
Author and book artist Johanna Drucker (M.A. Visual Studies '82, Ph.D. Ecriture '86) was announced the recipient of the 2014 Oscar Lewis Award for Book Arts by The Book Club of California.
NAMELESS Architecture, founded by Unchung Na (M.Arch. '09) and Sorae Yoo (M.Arch. '09), was announced a winner of the 2014 AIA New Practices New York competition.
The ongoing “Thunderdome Debates” initiated last fall at CED features verbal sparring by two leading minds in landscape architecture and environmental planning, who defend their positions on important, often thorny, issues in the field.
Dana Buntrock was invited to judge an exhibit of five prototypical "Smart Homes" designed by Japanese students, as a member of a committee of academic experts. The exhibit included model houses incorporating innovative energy-saving technologies.
A recent study by DCRP graduate students Danielle Dai and David Weinzemmer was mentioned in an SF Gate article about fees being imposed onto corporate shuttles by the Municipal Transportation Agency.
The American Institute of Architects Board of Directors on December 12 posthumously awarded its highest honor, a Gold Medal, to Julia Morgan, the first woman to ever be given the award.
Benjamin Golze (M.Arch. ‘14) describes how in environments like those of Chinese cities, architects and mechanical engineers need to veer away from the idea that indoor air is bad and outdoor air is good when designing to improve air quality.
Hsin-Hsien Chiu (Ph.D. Architecture '13) was featured in the Taiwanese media for his research on Body Conscious Design with UC Berkeley Professor of Architecture Galen Cranz.
Architectural and urban historian Andrew M. Shanken was selected as the 2014-15 recipient of the Dedalus Foundation's Senior Fellowship for his proposal, "The Diagram in the City."
New York based architecture firm Hernandez-Eli submitted the winning entry for an international competition in Singapore with their design of a new 200,000sqm cultural/commercial building, Eunos Complex.
The Cal Design Lab is offering a series of short courses this spring semester, giving students, alumni and CED staff an opportunity to work in an immersive, collaborative, and multidisciplinary setting at the cutting edge of design.
Dave Alpert shares how his background in architecture, landscape, planning and management has helped him lead the San Francisco office of Jensen + Partners.
A new 8-story apartment building by BAR Architects emerged relatively coherent from a process that included meetings between developer Prado Group and an array of neighborhood groups.
Oakland-based architect Michael Pyatok received the American Institute of Architect's Thomas Jefferson Award.
Professor Galen Cranz talks about standing desks with Quartz.
Dean Jennifer Wolch, who has studied homelessness since the 1980s, shared her thoughts on how cities address homelessness in light of the struggles faced by the city of Albany to provide support for the homeless population living in the Bulb.
Dan Chatman confirmed a link between public transportation, worker productivity and increased wages by creating a model that can accurately predict the financial benefits different public transit systems bring to the cities they serve.
Real estate developer Robert J. Lalanne (B.A. Architecture ’78) was named UC Berkeley’s first “vice chancellor for real estate” by Chancellor Nicholas Dirks on December 17.
Harrison Fraker, professor of architecture and former dean of CED, was named as the 2014 recipient of the Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education by the AIA and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.
Kurt Lavenson received a presidential citation award from the American Institute of Architects, East Bay chapter for his valuable contributions towards developing the AIA East Bay Home Tours.
Activist and researcher Gautam Bhan (Ph.D. Planning ’12) is active as part of a larger conversation about marginalization in India with respect to communities such as L.G.B.T. and urban poor populations.
Allen Eskew (M.Arch. ’77), a prominent New Orleans architect who made significant contributions to the Louisiana built environment, died in his New Orleans home on December 10, 2013.
The Department of Architecture is pleased to announce the recipients of the Fall 2013 Architecture Prizes & Awards: David Campbell, Hsiu Wei Chang, Gwen Fuertes, Anisha Gade, Ben Golze, Liz Kee, Dongil Kim, and Dustin Moon.
The Schmidt-MacArthur Fellowship is a multidisciplinary program that brings together students and faculty from across the globe to stimulate innovative thinking around the “cradle-to-cradle” or “circular” economic systems.
Charles M. Salter Associates has achieved LEED Gold certification for their office renovation in downtown San Francisco, a leading example of acoustically comfortable green office design and one of the first LEED for Commercial Interiors projects.
Vicki Elmer (Ph.D. ‘91) and co-author Adam Leigland (M.C.P. '02) have recently released a non-technical guide for students and local practitioners to the engineering, planning, and financing of major infrastructure projects in the United States.
Architect Bonnie Fisher (M.L.A. '80) explores what Buena Vista Park reveals about San Francisco today as part of The Chronicle's "Hills of San Francisco" series.
A recent study published in Transport Policy by planning scholars Daniel Chatman of UC Berkeley and Nicholas Klein of Rutgers suggests several reasons why a driving gap exists for recent immigrants and remains in established ones.
Both undergraduate and graduate students may apply to UC Berkeley's food assistance program, which may help fund an on-campus partial meal plan or provide additional funds for food.
Louise Mozingo, Professor of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning (LAEP) in the College of Environmental Design, has been appointed chair of the LAEP Department.
Archivist Waverly Lowell, who established the Environmental Design Archives in 1999 with a grant from the Getty Foundation, spoke about the importance of the printed record and the state of the archive in the digital age.
ALA|LA presented City policy makers and officials with an advocacy slate to make an environmentally and economically sustainable LA.
Architect, planner, and consultant Chris Downey spoke at TEDCity2.0 at the New York Times Center about the insights he has gained as one of the few practicing blind architects in the world.
Synthicity has been named a finalist in San Francisco’s Entrepreneurship-in-Residence program, the first ever government program aimed at helping startups develop technology-enabled products and services to address national issues of critical importance.
A group of database experts, academics and conservationists led by Laci Videmsky have come together in an effort to bring meaning to the state’s water data.
Associate Professor Elizabeth Macdonald has had two books published this year, The Urban Design Reader (Routledge) and Pleasure Drives and Promenades (Columbia College Chicago Press).
Jason Corburn, Associate Professor with the Department of City and Regional Planning in the College of Environmental Design, is leading the campus effort that expands on a city initiative to improve the health of Richmond residents.
Walter J. Hood, who was appointed the inaugural holder of the David K. Woo Chair in Environmental Design earlier this year, elaborates on the foundational thinking that inspires his research plans during his Chair tenure.
Two interdisciplinary teams of CED architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, and city and regional planning graduate students developed and presented proposals for the third Vertical Cities Asia International Competition in Singapore.
Inspired by his father’s success in property investment, Ted Lee (Boalt JD ’59, Haas MBA ’66) pursued real estate with his wife, Doris Shoong Lee, a decision that would lead the couple on a journey of generous community support for nearly four decades.
A passion for business innovation guides Ong Tze Boon in running Ong&Ong, a holistic design practice of over 900 individuals working out of 11 offices worldwide.
Maps from "See-Through Maps," an online exhibit coordinated by the Global Urban Humanities Initiative, continue to attract attention from regional and national media outlets.
The Chester Rapkin Award for Volume 32 of the Journal of Planning Education and Research was recently awarded to T. William Lester (Ph.D. '09) for his paper, “Labor Standards and Local Economic Development—Do Living Wage Provisions Harm Economic Growth?”
Frameworks, the College of Environmental Design's online and limited-edition print magazine tackling critical issues affecting the environmental design community, is now available to read online.
Taiwan architect Kris Yao (M.Arch. ‘78) took top prize at the 2013 Taiwan Architecture Awards with his design for Dharma Drum Mountain’s Water-Moon Monastery in Taipei City.
Journalist John King reviews Donlyn Lyndon's revised 50th anniversary edition of his monograph on The Sea Ranch.
Heath Ceramics' new owners have maintained a commitment to ceramicist Edith Heath's mission of making simple, modern mid-century crafts, and have turned the company into a model for sustainable local design and artisan craftsmanship.
New UC President Janet Napolitano has announced early steps to increase support for undocumented students, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students in her first major speech as UC President, "Teach for California, Research for the World."
Congratulations to Terry L. Clements (M.L.A. '93) of ASLA Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia for her nomination to the ASLA Council of Fellows for 2013, one of the highest honors bestowed by the ASLA on its members.
Matthew Baran (M.Arch. '08) of Baran Studio Architecture is renovating dilapidated houses in Dogtown, West Oakland, and designing compact modern homes to stand in their place.
In the dense urban environment of Tokyo, Japan, Tamotsu Nakada asked architect and friend Koji Tsutsui to create an open-plan concrete home in a thin, L-shaped lot.
Dena Belzer (M.C.P. '83), president of San Francisco-based economic consulting firm Strategic Economics, describes the growing trend of transit-oriented development in cities across the country as communities tackle commuting challenges and congestion.
In a new book release by Sim Van der Ryn, the green-building pioneer advocates a movement towards designing with humans and nature in mind to create a more equitable, resilient future.
Filmmaker Frederick Wiseman's "At Berkeley," a documentary about the UC Berkeley campus, examines the university's intellectual and social mission in the larger framework of its relationship to the state and higher education.
UC Berkeley placed second out of ten universities on a list released by PitchBook of universities graduating the most venture capital-backed entrepreneurs.
HNTB Architecture and STUDIOS Architecture teamed up to give UC Berkeley's 1920s-era California Memorial Stadium a seismic retrofit and expansion that respects its history.
Designer Peter Liang (M.Arch. '01) and landscape architect Andrea Cochran collaborate to transform Liang’s San Francisco home through a two-part landscaping renovation, including a living roof and a redesigned backyard.