College of Environmental Design Cal Day - Saturday, April 13, 2019
List of Events, Tours, Programs and Exhibits
9:30–10:15 am | 112 Wurster Hall
College of Environmental Design Welcome: Story Telling, Design, and Social Change
CED lecturer and SED Director Eric Cesal will present an interactive session on the art of storytelling and design as a tool for social change. He is Special Projects Director for the Curry Stone Foundation, which honors innovative design projects addressing pressing social justice issues. He also hosts Social Design Insights, a weekly podcast on design for social good.
9 am–3 pm | Wurster Hall, First Floor Lobby
College of Environmental Design Open House, Tours, and Exhibits
CED Admissions Ambassadors and student leaders answer questions about the undergraduate programs in architecture, landscape architecture, urban studies, and sustainable environmental design. See student work, learn about student groups, and take a tour of the CED building and design studios. Designed by architecture faculty, Wurster provides a rich environment for the CED community: a world-class library, design archives, research facilities, computer labs, simulation and prototyping labs, fabrication shop, Digital Fabrication Lab, galleries, and a café. Wurster Hall Tours at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm. Meet at the bottom of the main stairs in the First Floor Lobby.
College of Environmental Design: Wurster Hall Tours
Designed by architecture faculty, Wurster Hall provides a rich environment for the CED community: a world-class library and design archives, research facilities, computer labs, simulation and prototyping labs, fabrication shop, digital fabrication lab, galleries, and a café. Tours are at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Meet at the foot of the first-floor lobby main stairs.
9 am–3 pm | 277 Wurster Hall
Fabrication Shop Open House
Put on a pair of safety glasses and tour this high-energy, 3,000-square-foot facility that's well equipped for model-making, woodworking, metalworking, plastic fabrication and concrete casting. It's used during studio courses requiring the modeling of three-dimensional designs. See students or staff working on projects, the tools and materials library, and fabrication demonstrations! Fabrication Shop Manager Semar Prom
9 am–3 pm | 279 Wurster Hall
Digital Fabrication Lab Open House: Using Technology in Design
The 1,500-square-foot Digital Fabrication Lab combines traditional shop fabrication methods with computer-controlled equipment. The focus is on taking designs created in computers and moving them into the material world using specialized output devices such as plastic 3D printers, desktop metal mills, laser cutters, blade cutters or CNC routers. Digital Fabrication Lab Manager Chris Palmer
9 am–4 pm | Blake Garden, 70 Rincon Rd., Kensington
Blake Garden Open House
Enjoy a stroll through this 10.5-acre, formal garden and landscape-architecture teaching facility overlooking the San Francisco Bay. Join the free tour at 1pm. Don't miss the Create-with-Nature Zone for kids. Partial wheelchair accessibility; free parking. Driving directions are at the information table in the Wurster Hall lobby. Hosted by Meghan Ray, Blake Garden Manager
9 am–4 pm | Wurster Hall, First Floor Lobby
Exhibit: CED Global Access Program Design Studio
60 words: The CED Global Access Program is an interdisciplinary design studio covering architecture, landscape architecture and urban planning. Bay Area design projects address field scales, intensive site research and location-specific needs.The focus on interventions is to engage both international and local communities simultaneously, as the nature of balancing is called for in the Bay Area’s recent decades of extended growth.
9 am–4 pm | Wurster Hall, First Floor Lobby
Exhibit: ARCH 259 - SOLAR SKINS
Conceptualizing a visionary rooftop for Wurster Hall was this class’ central task. It required a holistic approach that integrated functional, structural, and energy-related design drivers in a single, early-stage form-finding process. Students were asked to provide a an elegant, lightweight, structurally sound design with lofty views, thermal and visual comfort, high levels of natural light, energy efficiency, and energy production.
10 am-1 pm | Wurster Second Floor Lobby
Virtual Reality Deep Dive
Come experience the innovative work that Berkeley students develop in this unique medium. Dive into applications of VR for building design, user experience and storytelling. Visit selected aspects of Berkeley’s research and creativity as seen from the perspective of student’s eyes. Hosted by Architecture Professor Luisa Caldas, Director XR Lab - Virtual and Augmented Reality Laboratory.
9am - 3pm | Wurster Gallery
Exhibit: Architecture Exhibition: Other Objectives - Recent Work by Saw//Spiegel Aihara Workshop
Other Objectives presents recent work by SAW // Spiegel Aihara Workshop, a hybrid design office founded by Dan Spiegel and Megumi Aihara in San Francisco. Through a series of models and drawings, the exhibit positions the productive tension between architecture and landscape architecture by exploring the changing nature of objects through relationships of time and form in built and theoretical projects.
9 am–3 pm | Wurster Hall, First Floor Lobby
Exhibit: Berkeley Circus
Award-winning CED student work will be on display from the annual Berkeley Circus, a celebration of the accomplishments of the CED community.
9–5 pm | 210 Wurster Hall
Environmental Design Library, Volkmann Reading Room, Raymond Lifchez and Judith Stronach Exhibition Cases
Exhibit: The Book as Place: Visions of the Built Environment, an Exhibition of Artists’ Books Curated by Julie Chen
This exhibition of artists' books has been curated by Berkeley-based book artist Julie Chen for UC Berkeley’s Environmental Design Library. Featuring works by 25 artists including Robbin Ami Silverberg, Clifton Meador, Inge Bruggeman, Karen Kunc, Sarah Bryant and Barbara Tetenbaum, the exhibition explores the built environment through text, image, materials and the architectural capabilities of book structures.
9 am - 12pm | 210 Wurster Hall, Environmental Design Library, Atrium
Artist & Pop-Up Books and Coloring at ENVI Library
The Environmental Design Library has a large collection of unique artists books and interesting architectural pop-up books. This is a rare opportunity for the public to touch, turn pages and explore artists books that are too often locked in exhibit cases. Environmental Design Library Circulation Supervisor Molly Rose, Technical Lead Jennifer Osgood, and book artist Lauri Twitchell.
9 am–2 pm | Wurster Hall, First Floor Lobby
Kids, Build a Box City!
Help build a city and learn how cities are planned, or unplanned; what makes a quality city; and how citizens (yes, kids too!) can participate in the improvement of the built environment. Parent or guardian supervision is required. Get your Science at Cal Passport stamped here! Hosted by CED Student Organizations.
10:15-11:00 am | Wurster Gallery
College of Environmental Design Dean’s and Chair’s Reception for Parents
For parents and guardians of prospective and newly admitted College of Environmental Design students. Bring your questions for CED faculty and deans!
10:15-11:00 am | 112 Wurster
The CED Student Experience
Hear directly from CED’s Undergraduate Admissions Ambassadors and student leaders about what it’s like to be a student in the College of Environmental Design. Bring your questions! CED Admissions Ambassadors.
11:15-12:00 pm |106 Wurster Hall
Sustainable Environmental Design Major Information Session
Learn about CED's newest major! Sustainable Environmental Design recognizes the emergent, multidisciplinary field of sustainability science, offering students a critical understanding of the sustainability challenges facing urban regions in California and around the globe. This major will equip students with technical, analytic and design tools key to devising creative solutions. Faculty Director Eric Cesal, Adviser Heather Grothjan, and SED students.
11:15-12:00 pm | 172 Wurster Hall
Landscape Architecture Major Information Session & Studio Tour
We live much of our lives in public spaces and communities. Society looks to landscape architects to design successful, culturally relevant spaces with genuine respect for the natural world. Whether you're more intrigued with the art of landscape design or with sustaining the environment, join us for an inspiring discussion about the exciting, important and timely field of landscape architecture. Hosted by LAEP Professor Chip Sullivan, Advising Director Susan Hagstrom, Landscape Architecture students.
11:15-12:00 pm | 170 Wurster Hall
Urban Studies Major Information Session & Studio Tour
Learn about one of the fastest growing majors at Cal! The study of cities is vital—the world is now more urban than at any time in history, and with this rapid urbanization has come the crucial role of cities as sites of economic development, crucibles of civic citizenship, and spaces of cultural imagination. Hosted by Urban Studies faculty, Major Adviser Omar Ramirez, and Urban Studies students.
11:15-12:00 pm | 112 Wurster Hall
Architecture Major Information Session
What's it like to be an architecture student in the College of Environmental Design at Berkeley? Current architecture majors will speak about their student experience. Learn about the architecture major curriculum, licensure, and career issues from faculty and advisers. Architecture Department Chair Renee Chow, Major Adviser Isela Pena-Rager, and Architecture students.
Noon–1 pm | Wurster Hall 6th Floor Architecture Studio
Architecture Studio Open House
Studio classes lie at the heart of architectural education. Learn more about studio culture and take a tour with current instructors. Tour at 12:00 pm.