College of Environmental Design

Student Organizations + Groups

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AIAS (American Institute of Architects Student Group)

The AIAS is a professional organization that is the official voice of architecture students in North America. AIAS Berkeley is a part of the West Quad Chapters, providing professional support to the architecture community in Wurster Hall. AIAS events include attending national conferences, firm tours, workshops, and socials.

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Alpha Rho Chi (APX)

Alpha Rho Chi

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Alpha Rho Chi is UC Berkeley's premiere co-ed professional fraternity for architecture and the allied arts. APX promotes professional development, lifelong relationships, academic support, and extensive networking.

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Arab American Association of Engineers and Architects (AAAEA)

The Arab American Association of Engineers and Architects (AAAEA) is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious professional organization open to all architects, engineers and computer science professionals and students of Arab heritage residing in the USA. AAAEA is dedicated to helping its members succeed and advance in their professions by networking and interacting among each others through technical, educational, and social activities and events.

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ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects, Berkeley Student Chapter)

UC Berkeley ASLA

Image: UC Berkeley ASLA, Green Walls of China, Gold Medal, San Francisco Flower and Garden Show 2013

The UC Berkeley student chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA@Berkeley) is the Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Department’s student group, serving MLA and MLA-EP students, as well as landscape architecture undergrads.  ASLA at Berkeley coordinates professional development and skill-building opportunities, organizes social and community service activities, and represents the student’s voice at faculty and curriculum committee meetings and to the CED Dean’s office.

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Berkeley African Network for the Built Environment (BANBE)

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Image: BANBE

The “Berkeley African Network for Built Environment" is a multi-disciplinary research group was found to enhance academic and professionals understanding about different aspects of the built environment in Africa and compare African research with other parts of the world. It shall also to create a powerful mode of communication to exchange opinions, ideas, experiences, opportunities ... and allot more.

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Berkeley Urban Studies Student Association (BUSSA)

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Image: UC Berkeley BUSSA

BUSSA is the undergraduate student association for urban studies majors, city planning minors, and all other students at UC Berkeley interested in city planning.

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CED Undergraduate Student Council (CED UgSC)

The mission of the CED Undergraduate Student Council is to represent theundergraduate student body within the College; address the needs ofundergraduate peers through service; provide representation on College committees; and advocate for the undergraduate student population in CED to faculty and administration.

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CED International Students

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CED Students of Color (CED SOC)

 

 

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CED Students of Color aims to develop and expand the academic and social support, mentorship, career networking, and advocacy efforts for students of color and other underrepresented students within the College of Environmental Design. Students of color include those who identify themselves as African-American, Native American, Asian American, Latina/o, and Pacific Islander, however CED-SOC is inclusive and embraces all forms of diversity including LGBTQ students, low-income students, and allies who value and work for equity and justice within low-income communities and communities of color.

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CED Wellness Affairs

CED Wellness Affairs program will serve all students of the college in promoting basic health and wellness practices to encourage students to practice self-care in all aspects of their lives. Ultimately, we aim to support students in living balanced and fulfilled lives at CED.

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CASA (Chicano/Latino Architecture Student Association)

The Chicano/Latino Architecture Student Association, better known by the acronym CASA, is dedicated to providing outreach, support, and a professional network post-graduation for all students at Cal interested in any major in the College of Environmental Design. In addition, CASA is committed to working with other professional student organizations in the campus community to help raise more community awareness amongst ourselves and within the professional realm. CASA board members encourage all students to join, in the hope that CASA becomes for you what it is for us: great friends, great networking, and great support — a family.

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Cal Construction

Join the Construction Team and learn how architecture and design is applied in the construction industry through professional coaches that teach our students what we need to compete in the annual ASC Competition in Reno, Nevada.  Learn valuable insight behind the cost of buildings and constructibility of structures.  We'll be sending 4 teams to Reno in this upcoming year in the Commercial, LEED, Virtual Design Construction, and Design Build competitions. 

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Design for America

Design for America is an interdisciplinary network of students using human-centered design and creative problem solving to tackle large community problems for local social impact.


Global Architecture Brigades

Global Architecture Brigades

Image: UC Berkeley Global Architecture Brigades, Brigade 2012

Global Architecture Brigades is a student-led, volunteer, design/build organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life in underserved nations through the design and construction of socially responsible and sustainable architecture solutions. Global Architecture Brigade's current emphasis is to help villages of Latin America. Beyond the brigade, the activist culture bred in the organization will function as a connective strand between the Bay Area architectural academic and professional community, and inspire local engagement in volunteer design/build initiatives.

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Planning Students Association

Planning Students Association

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The Planning Students Association (PSA) is the student group for graduate students in the Department of City and Regional Planning.  PSA supports the program professionally (through events such as alumni mixers, and helping gather and distribute professional resources),  socially (through trips and other social events), and through advocacy for students (acting as a liaison between students and the department or broader university).

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Pilipino Association of Scientists, Architects, and Engineers (PASAE)

PASAE

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The Pilipino Association of Scientists, Architects, and Engineers (PASAE) is an organization with the main purpose to guide students throughout their college careers, in hopes that they will evolve academically, professionally, and socially. PASAE strives to bring students together, regardless of their backgrounds or circumstances, through events such as professional mixers, study sessions, and weekly meetings.

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SED Inc

SEDInc stands for Sustainable Environmental Designers Interacting Networking Connecting, and we are the student group for SED majors within CED (though all majors are welcome). The purpose of the group is to network, learn about possible career paths, and meet others who share a common interest in sustainable design.

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Triangle Fraternity

UC Berkeley's Triangle Fraternity is a social fraternity for men in the fields of engineering, architecture, and science. The chapter's purpose is to develop balanced men who cultivate high moral character, foster lifelong friendships, and live their lives with integrity.

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