College of Environmental Design

2019 Circus

March 1, 2019 | Wurster Hall at UC Berkeley

2019 Circus logo graphic

2019 CED Circus

The 9th annual CED Circus will be held on Friday, March 1, 2019 at the College of Environmental Design. Wurster Hall will open its doors to distinguished visitors and critics to highlight the extraordinary work produced by students and faculty and to connect students with influential figures in the environmental design field.

The Distinguished Visiting Fellows are CED’s most loyal supporters – individuals who possess invaluable experience in the fields of environmental design and a deep connection to the College. This group is comprised of our emeriti faculty, alumni, and highly-regarded professionals in their field of practice. 

For questions about the event, please email

Event Schedule

Below is a tenative schedule for the 2019 CED Circus. While the timing of certain components may shift, the start time will not change.

Time Event | Location
10 a.m. Check-in and Coffee | 1st Floor Lobby
10:30 a.m.

Dean's Welcome | 112 Wurster Hall

11 a.m. Faculty Presentation: Rebuild/Resilience By Design with Nicholas De Monchaux, Kristina Hill and Stephen Collier
12 p.m. Lunch | Wurster Hall Courtyard
1 p.m. Afternoon Presentations | Various Locations
2:30 p.m. Coffee Break
2:45 p.m. Afternoon Presentations | Various Locations
4:15 p.m. Dean's Closing Remarks
4:30 p.m. Closing Reception


CED Circus Exhibits

Virtual Reality Deep Dive - 2nd Floor Lobby

Virtual Reality projects on building design, storytelling and media display, developed by students at the XR Lab - Virtual and Augmented Reality Laboratory. Hosted by Professor of Architecture Luisa Caldas.

  • Alternate Earths - Elnaz Tafrihi, Nahal Nia 
  • Kaleidoscope - Jingpeng Li, Zhaoxuan Wang 
  • Shadow Play - Ruochen Liao, Yuchen Lei 
  • Skateboard Park over Huacas, Lima, Peru - Jingpeng Li, Zhaoxuan Wang 
  • Sound Pavilion - Evan Burch, Mickey Chi Li
  • Underwater Museum, SF Pier – Vincent Yee Foo Lai, Sidharth Ramamurthy 
  • Utopia/Dystopia - Sidharth Ramamurthy, Ming Ya
  • Visitor Center, Egypt - Elnaz Tafrihi, Nahal Nia 


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 Envionmental 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

I can't attend but I would still like to make a donation.

Wonderful! The students, staff and faculty are always grateful for donations to one of the College's handful of departmental and College-wide funds. Donate to CED here.

Can I update my registration information?

You may change your registration information until February 15. You should have received an invitation by email. If you would like to attend, but did not receive an invitation, please email