College of Environmental Design

2020 Circus

April 3, 2020 | Wurster Hall at UC Berkeley

Share your vision at CIRCUS 2020! 
The 10th annual CED Circus will be held on Friday, April 3, 2020 at the College of Environmental Design.  

CIRCUS is the College of Environmental Design’s annual showcase of exemplary student work. We welcome alumni and practitioners of the different disciplines within the College to attend and participate with students at CIRCUS.

Now in its 10th year, CIRCUS is an excellent opportunity to experience our students’ accomplishments in the fields of architecture, landscape design and environmental planning, city & regional planning, urban design, and real estate development & design.  If you have attended in the past, you’ll know that we’ll have a few surprises in store as well!

This year, based on your feedback, we are adopting an open house format, allowing visitors to wander at will through the exhibits, allowing for more informal interaction with the students. The day will culminate with a glittering reception on our East Courtyard, where you can further interact with the students, and where you may just find your next employee!

For questions about the event, please email

Registration for CIRCUS will open to the public on Monday, February 24. 

Below is a tentative schedule for the 2020 CED Circus. While the timing of certain components may shift, the start time will not change.

3:00pm—3:30pm Registration
3:30pm—4:00pm Deans and Chairs Welcome
4:00pm—6:00pm Student Work Showcase
6:00pm—7:30pm Reception with Distinguished Visiting Fellows


Frequently Asked Questions

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking at the UC Berkeley campus is extremely limited, and we encourage you to take taxis or public transportation if possible. Parking permits are available upon request, and a map of the campus parking structures can be found here.

What hotels are located near the College of Environmental Design?

While CED has not formally booked any hotel rooms for the event, below are some nearby options with UC Berkeley partnerships:
Bancroft Hotel
Graduate Berkeley Hotel (formerly Hotel Durant)
Hotel Shattuck Plaza
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina
Four Points by Sheraton San Francisco Bay Bridge

Can I update my registration information?

You may change your registration information until March 20. You should have received an invitation by email. If you would like to attend, but did not receive an invitation, please email