Fall Semester 2016 opening of new concept cafe by Charles Phan housed in Wurster Hall
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 in the 1970s Ann Rand and illustrated by Ingrid Fiksdahl King (B.Arch '65).
Professor of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning and Urban Design Walter Hood 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.
During his more than 25 years in the Department of City and Regional Planning, Donald Foley both influenced the direction of the department and was influential in his field.
The Department of Architecture welcomes its newest Assistant Professor Neyran Turan
Nest We Grow in Hokkaido receives a Wood Design Award in the category of Green Building by Nature.
Therese Tierney Promoted to Associate Professor at the School of Architecture, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign.
The American Institute of Architects selected LMN Architects as its 2016 Architecture Firm Award winner.
FEB 15 DEADLINE. Post Graduate design, engineering and business students have the opportunity to win a place worth £10,000 ($14,500.00), on an international program in the circular economy via the Schmidt MacArthur Fellowship.
The Center for Cities and Schools announces the launch of the newly redesigned Y-PLAN 2.0 Website!
Street Science: Community Knowledge and Environmental Health Justice (MIT Press 20015), written by Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning Jason Corburn, is one of the top texts assigned at Brandei University.
ELS Architecture and Urban Design has promoted CED alumni William Gordon (M. Arch 1993) and Susan Vutz to Senior Associate (M. Arch 1984) and Kim-Van Truong (B.A. Arch 2007) to Associate.
American Institute of Architects selected The Monterey Bay Aquarium, designed by EHDD for the Twenty-Five Year Award.
"A Brief History of Transit in California," by Professor of City and and Regional Planning Elizabeth Deakin is available for download or order.
This year the College of Environmental Design's graduate architecture program was ranked among the best schools in the nation by Architectural Record.
The 218 Consultants, City Planning 218, led by Adjunct Professor of City and Regional Planning Karen Frick, presented the findings of their semester long research to a packed house of Oakland and Bay area planning leaders.
CBE is one of seven winners at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Catalyst Energy Innovation Prize Demo Day held in December in Philadelphia, PA
JAN 27 - MAR30. Unique opportunity to see contemporary landscape design and planning projects of various scales and types from the inside. Learn how the landscape architects work through aesthetic, social, and ecological concerns in real world contexts.
Architect Magazine asked Associate Professor of Architecture Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, cofounders of Rael San Fratello to identify which developments in architecture they anticipate the most in 2016.
Bike East Bay, a non-profit bicycle advocacy group, has launched a campaign to realize a Milvia Street redesign developed by a team of students enrolled in the [IN]CITY cohort of the 2016 Summer [IN]STITUTE. "We have an opportunity to make this a high pri
With immigration flaring as a central theme of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, this prime-time comedy relies on satire and biting humor to address some sensitive political issues.
Citing their list of Top 20 Projects for 2015, Nest We Grow by UC Berkeley Architecture Team hits number 5 on the ArchDaily Website.
pARTicipatory Urbanisms is an innovative one-time publication that has been selected from a highly competitive slate of proposals for support by the Global Urban Humanities Initiative.
The international border between the United States and Mexico is the focus of this NPR Metro Week Report.
Author Derek Jarman Introduces us to Plant Chaos Theory in his new book “Cultivating Chaos.”
The Energy Department today announced CBE's Livable Analytics as one of the seven winners of the second round of the Catalyst Energy Innovation Prize for their pitch at the DOE's Sunshot Catalyst Demo Day.
UC Berkeley is home to six unique gardens including Blake Garden, nestled in the Kensington hills.
Andrew Atwood and First Office partner, Anna Neimark, have been named by Architect's Newspaper as 2015's Best Young Architects.
Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design Nicholas de Monchaux wrote an article for Quartz chronicling the impact that Apple Computer and the Star Wars franchise has had on the field of design.
A group of participants in the 2015 Summer [IN]STITUTE's [IN]CITY cohort contributed research and recommendations to a transportation project that has caught the attention of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and her administration.
At the ASLA 2015 Annual Meeting in Chicago, Chip Sullivan, Professor of Landscape Architecture, spoke about the princples set designers use to make movies and what landscape architects can learn from their approach.
In an article originally published in the Journal of the American Planning Association, Daniel Chatman, Associate Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning, examines the environmental impact of transit-oriented developments
Professor Frick reflects on how we run public participation processes in an article adapted from California Planning & Development Report.
The comprehensive Sproul Plaza redesign encompasses multiple buildings and outdoor spaces. Moore Ruble Yudell worked with CMG Landscape Architecture to retrofit Lower Sproul.
Dean's Advisory Council member, Gabriel Metcalf (M.C.P '02), and SPUR president was honored at the Golden Gate Chapter of Lambda Alpha International annual banquet with the highest award.
ARCH Lecturer Sarah Hirchman co-curated "Un/fair Use", an exhibit that examines copyright in architecture. The exhibit is on display at the Center for Architecture in New York through Jan. 2, 2016.
Asst. Prof. Andrew Atwood and partner Anna Neimark's First Office has been selected as finalists for the 2016 MoMA P.S.1 Young Architects Program.
According to an analysis of the Guide to Undergraduate and Graduate Education in Urban and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley grads lead the pack in Planning Faculty countrywide. Thomas Sanchez reports.
In 1926, Chan Fu Cheung and his father Chan Yam Kwok founded the Luk Hoi Tong Co., Ltd. (LHT). Today, Jeffrey Chan and his son Darrell Chan (M.Arch ’04) continue to oversee the family-owned development company as Vice Chairman and Executive Director, resp
Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning Malo Hutson and an interdisciplinary team of eight graduate and two undergraduate student researchers traveled to Talca, where they spent the month of June collecting original data.
We are working with Harris Connects to update your contact information for the 2016 College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley Alumni Directory. A brief telephone call will ensure your listing is completely accurate and up-to-date. DEADLINE MARCH 7, 20
Findings released by Center for Cities and Schools may set off alarms. In the report researchers found more than half of the state’s K-12 public school districts fail to meet minimum industry standards for annual spending on maintenance and operations.
Chris Downey, Lecturer in Architecture, was recently profiled on CBS News by John Blackstone. Downey had been a successful and respected California architect. But in 2008, doctors found a tumor on his optic nerve.
Sara Hirschman, Lecturer in Architecture, and Ana Miljački, an Assistant Professor of Architecture at MIT, curated an exhibition entitled, "Un/Fair Use," on display at the Center for Architecture in New York.
After five years as Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Carol joined CED as the I. Donald Terner Distinguished Professor in Affordable Housing and Urban Policy.
Near midnight of December 25th in 2015, Sha Hwang (B.A. Arch. ’07) received a call, tapping him to be part of President Obama’s “tech surge," and he continues apply his architecture training to his career outside of architecture.
Money will support a new project at Blake Garden
PhD candidate Anna Goodman discusses the Citizen Architect's evolution and public interest design in the 20th century.
Heather Arata, a PhD candidate in the Department of City and Regional Planning, discusses her research interests.
PhD candidate Amir Gohar discusses the topic: "How 'eco' is ecotourism in Egypt?"
To all who participated in Big Give we wish to thank you, big-time, for your truly expansive support of CED. The Big Give raised over $5.5 million in gifts throughout the campus and CED raised over $27,000. We appreciate your support.
Undergraduate advisor Omar Ramirez receives two 2015 awards for excellence in advising.
Moore Ruble Yudell Architects and Planners designed the new master plan to revitalize the historic Sproul Plaza and establishes a stronger connection between the campus and the city.
Dec 10 -- We salute our Undergraduate Advising Team! Join them at a reception in their honor.
The award winning "Nest We Grow" project was recently featured in California Magazine. UC Berkeley architectural students led by instructors Dana Buntrock and Mark Anderson teamed up with the Japanese firm Kengo Kumo Associates.
Architecture in Black, by Department of Architecture's Darell Fields, has been expanded for it's second edition release by Bloomsbury Publishing. The pioneering book examines the relationship between architecture and blackness.
Nancy Selvin (B.A. Ceramics '69; M.A. Ceramics '70), was elected to the International Academy of Ceramacs.
Dean's Advisory Council member, Gabriel Metcalf (M.C.P '02), and SPUR president recently published Democratic by Design: How Carsharing, Co-ops and Community Land Trusts Are Reinventing America (St. Martin's Press 2015).
Kristina Hill, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning and Urban Design, spoke with Digital Journal about the ways that research in environmental science can impact design.
Scholarship for architecture students due February 1, 2016.
The California High Speed Rail Authority recently released a report that adjusts the estimated construction costs for inflation. The rail authority currently projects the cost to be nearly $68 billion, over double the estimated cost in 2008, $33 billion.
This year the College of Environmental Design's graduate architecture program was ranked among the best schools in the nation. The program rose two positions since last year, coming in as the #8 Graduate Architecture program.
Former Lecturer of Landscape Architecture Marta Fry's firm, MFLA, designed a birch grove on 350 Rhode Island Street in San Francisco in 2002 and the grove has since aged with spectacularly.
Adjunct Professor of City and Cegional Planning and co-director of the UC Transportation Center Karen Trapenberg Frick's recent book, Remaking the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, profiles the reconstruction of the Bay Bridge.
Dean Advisory Council member, Vishaan Chakrabarti (M. Arch. '96) announced the creation of his own architecture firm, Partnership for Architecture and Urbanism (PUA).
Associate Professor of Architecture Greg Castillo recently wrote an article in Places Journal, about Hippie Modernism and its influence in West Coast architecture.
The Nest We Grow team are winners of the 2015 Vectorworks Design Scholarship competition for their highly publicized project, Nest We Grow.
Why the Bay Bridge cost so much. Professor of City and Regional Planning Karen Trapenberg Frick chronicles the reconstruction of the Bay Bridge in her new book.
Robert Swatt (’70) and George Miers, AIA, ’76 are pleased to announce that Swatt|Miers Architects has received two 2015 American Architecture Awards from the Chicago Anthenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Art, Design and
Mark Cavagnero Associates received an AIA East Bay Citation Award for design of the Digital Fabrication Lab at the College of Enviornmental Design
Congratulations to all CED alumni whose work was recognized by the AIA East Bay (AIAEB) for their Design Awards Program.
The new Center for Arab Societies and Environments Studies is a collaboration between UC Berkeley and the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences based at IASTE
IwamotoScott designed Bloomberg Tech Hub, one of the latest additions to the San Francisco tech office scene.
Professor Emeritus Sam Davis explores the history and future of People's Park in a new Berkeley Blog.
2015 ASLA Honor Award in General Design
CBE’s survey research team was awarded one of the Catalyst Business Innovations Prizes. They were one of five teams selected by the Department of Energy's Building Technology Office through the SunShot Initiative, a series of challenges to advance innova
Associate Professor of City and Planning Jason Corburn was featured on a panel titled, "Beyond the Beautiful Forevers: What Works for Tackling Poverty.” The panel is part of the UC Berkeley's On the Same Page Program
CED students Hsiu Wei Chang, Hsin-Yu Chen, Fenzheng Dong, Yan Xin Huang and Baxter Smith took top prize at the 4th Annual LIXIL International design-build competition in 2014. Their design is featured in the October 2015 issue of Wired Magazine
Deborah Berke, the inaugural recipient of the Berkeley-Rupp Prize in 2012, will be the next dean of the Yale School of Architecture, announced President Peter Salovey to the Yale community
DEADLINE: OCTOBER 15, 2015. CED Call for Diversity Platform Proposals. Open to faculty, staff, students and alumni.
Marilyn Jordan Taylor (M.Arch., 1974 and D.A.A '09) will receive a 2015 Women in Architecture Award presented by Architectural Record.
Renee Chow explores field urbanism in a new book released this month.
Professor Emeritus of City and Regional Planning Michael Dear wrote a blog entry on The Huffington Post Blog examining the rhetoric used by presidential candidates to facts and statistics regarding immigration.
Pamela Babey (B. Arch. ''68) and the San Francisco design team BAMO creates high-impact interiors across the globe. The firm was recently profiled in Robb Report Home & Style.
Matthew M. Davis (M.C.P. '06) promoted to principal at Architectural Resources Group.
Amos Gitai (Ph.D. Architecture '79), a renowned Israeli film director, released a new 2.5-hour film, "Rabin: The Last Day."
President Barack Obama has named Dr. Victor Santiago Pineda (M.C.P '06) to the United States Access Board. The Access Board is an independent Federal agency that provides leadership in accessible design under the ADA and other laws.
The deadline is approching fast for Spark Design's International Award Competition
The Flinstone House is now being listed for the first time in 19 years for $4.2 million.
John King of the San Francisco Chronicle considers new building trends in Berkeley which he argues lack the wonder of architecture from the past.
Michael Dear, Professor Emeritus of City and Regional planning, is a longtime observer of the U.S.-Mexico border.
From architect Thomas Hastings’ “Tower of Jewels” and its 100,000 sparkling cut-glass ornaments to William Merchant’s Pacific House, a new exhibit salutes two San Francisco celebrations of the last century.
Professor Emiritus of City and Regional Planning, Michael Dear, provides input on an issue that has taken the nation by storm: border relations between the US and Mexico.
Miriam Zuk and City and Regional Planning Professor, Karen Chapple, has more bad news about rising prices in the Bay Area: We're not halfway through the gentrification and displacement we're likely to experience
Wurster Hall is considered by some as hard to love. Sarah Briggs Ramsey (M. Arch '15), 2014 John K. Branner Traveling Fellowship, came to it's defense on 99% Invisible
Leong Leong has been chosen to design the Los Angeles LGBT Center's new mixed-use site in Hollywood, California.
IURD Announces New Leadership
Mark Cavagnero (M. Arch '83) was recognized by the American Institute of Architects California Council with the 16th Maybeck Award