Network spaces at CED offer the opportunity for students, faculty and staff alike to foster meaningful interactions, build community and realize new collaborative potentials.
Fall 2018 Activity Update
Ong + Ong Outdoor Plaza
The new Ong + Ong Plaza which sits outside of Wurster Hall’s western entrance has been a hub of activity since opening in the winter of 2017. The adjoining Rice & Bones restaurant just extended its hours and will be open from 10am-6pm (with an 8am window for morning coffee and light bights) has become a destination on the Berkeley campus for faculty, staff and students. Both of these new destination points give Wurster’s west entrance a vibrant look and feel. By indulging in the Vietnamese fusion cuisine of Rice & Bones and sitting beneath the Oak trees in the plaza’s bright open space, Wurster has become a popular spot for all of UC Berkeley to study, eat and socialize.
CED’s Gallery also continues to be a space that encourages the cross pollination of ideas and intellectual exchange. Throughout the year, the Gallery showcases work of faculty, students and alumni and offers opportunities for networking and connection. In the Spring of 2019 the of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning Professor Emerita Linda Jewell will curate an exhibit that showcases the work of renowned landscape architect, Dan Kiley. Mr. Kiley is known for over 1,000 prominent designs ranging from a design plan for Gateway Arch National Park to the Art Institute of Chicago’s South Garden. The CED Design Archives will also host their annual chair design competition in the Gallery while the Department of Alumni + Development Relations will curate an alumni art show.
Special Events in Networked Spaces
Among various exciting talks and lectures that take place throughout the school year in CED’s networked spaces, the fall of 2018 will bring the brilliance of Chinese architect, He Jingtang of the South China Institute of Technology, to Berkeley. With the help of CED professor of Architecture Mark Anderson, He Jingtang will put the work of his studio on display, showcasing models, images, videos and texts in the CED Environmental Design Library. This exhibit will reflect on varying geographical contexts, cultural features and historical backgrounds while communicating lessons learned from his design team over their many years of collaborative practice.