Each year CED honors a select few outstanding alumni who have made significant contributions in their professional careers. 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. On March 14, Dean Jennifer Wolch presented the honors at a ceremony held in the skybox of California Memorial Stadium.
In May 2013, CED Architecture graduate student Antony Kim and his faculty mentor, Galen Cranz, were among 11 teams chosen from top higher-education institutions around the world for the first-ever Schmidt-MacArthur Fellowship. The award focuses on the cradle-to-cradle design of products and processes, for the coming “circular economy.” The new fellowship officially began in June with a series of seminars in London attended by the fellows, along with international experts from design, engineering, business and other fields. Antony Kim describes his experience thus far.