The 2012-2013 year was both eventful and productive. The college curriculum underwent several significant changes. Some changes were at the department/program level while others were college-wide.
Notable accomplishments in 2012-13 include:
- Lower division breadth requirements now require that all CED majors complete ED 1 (People and Environments and two of three new team taught ‘Big Ideas’ courses: Design and Activism, Global Cities, and Future Ecologies (ED 4A, B, and C respectively).
- The Bachelor of Arts in Sustainable Environmental Design, a new major that spans all three departments, was approved this year.
- All three departments engaged in successful faculty searches and. The college welcomed Luisa Caldas, Kristina Hill, and Carolina Reid.
- Nicholas de Monchaux and Ron Rael were promoted to Associate Professor of Architecture and granted tenure, and Jill Stoner was promoted to Professor of Architecture.
- Three distinguished faculty were named to endowed chairs: C. Greig Crysler (Arcus Chair of Gender, Sexuality & the Built Environment); Walter Hood (David K. Woo Chair in Environmental Design); and Lisa Iwamoto (Doris and Clarence Malo Collegium Teaching Chair).
- Richard Fernau (Architecture) and Karen Christensen (City & Regional Planning) retired this year after many years of dedicated service to CED.
- The first Berkeley-Rupp Prize and Professorship was awarded to New York architect Deborah Berke, who taught an advanced studio during the spring semester.
- Ananya Roy was a Co-Principal Investigator on a $25M grant from USAID to establish a Development Innovations Lab at the Blum Center for Developing Economies.
- Dean of Arts & Humanities Tony Cascardi and CED's Dean Jennifer Wolch received a $1.75M grant from the Mellon Foundation to develop innovative curriculum that integrates the humanities and design/planning disciplines.
- The Center for the Built Environment, led by Ed Arens and Gail Brager, received $1.6M from CEC-PIER to research strategies for improving comfort for occupants while reducing energy use in commercial buildings.
- We offered a new advanced architecture studio section as part of the SUMMER [IN]STITUTE, a series of hands-on fabrication workshops, and a series of workshops on design and new technology.