FOREST FUTURES in the OAKLANDS
UC Berkeley architecture professor Ronald Rael and landscape architecture professor Walter Hood will teach a special, one-year Masters of Advanced Architectural Design focused on the intersection of wood technology, design build, architecture & landscape architecture, and community activism. The course will be offered in the 2020-2021 academic year through UC Berkeley's College of Environmental Design. Students who complete the program will receive a post-professional Master of Advanced Architectural Design degree.
ABOUT RONALD RAEL
Co-director Studio One
As the San Francisco Chronicle writes, "[Ronald Rael's] imagination is audacious. He speculates on the implications of a border wall, building with mud and using 3D printers to create buildings -- as seen in his books Borderwall as Architecture, Earth Architecture and Printing Architecture, with his partner, architect and educator Virginia San Fratello.
His studio Rael San Fratello explores work at the boundaries of the profession and of nations, and was named an Emerging Voice by The Architectural League of New York—one of the most coveted awards in North American architecture. In 2016 Rael San Fratello was also awarded the Digital Practice Award of Excellence by the The Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture. He is a pioneer in the 3D printing industry and a founding partner of the Oakland based Make-Tank, Emerging Objects and the wood technology startup FORUST. You can see his drawings, models and objects in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
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ABOUT WALTER HOOD
Co-director Studio One
Walter Hood imagines urban spaces as a new kind of public sculpture — full of beauty, strangeness and idiosyncrasy. He is a MacArthur Fellow and the creative director and founder of Hood Design Studio in Oakland, California. He is also a professor at the University of California, Berkeley and lectures on professional and theoretical projects nationally and internationally. Hood Design Studio is a tripartite practice, working across art and fabrication, design and landscape, and research and urbanism. The resulting urban spaces and their objects act as public sculpture, creating new apertures through which to see the surrounding emergent beauty, strangeness and idiosyncrasies.
Professor Hood’s award-winning work has been featured in publications including Dwell, The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Fast Company, Architectural Digest, Places Journal and Landscape Architecture Magazine. Hood is a recipient of the 2017 Academy of Arts and Letters Architecture Award.
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