Environmental Design Library Open House | 210 Wurster Hall
Friday, Oct 18th: 9AM - 5PM
Saturday, Oct 19th: 11AM - 5PM
Sunday, Oct 20th: 11AM - 10PM
The Environmental Design Library has the largest collection west of the Mississippi for architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning. The library will have an exhibition of The Life and Career of Kaneji Domoto, exploring the complex story behind the only Japanese American architect and landscape architect at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian community.
Architecture and Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Student Work Exhibit | Wurster Gallery, 121 Wurster Hall
Saturday, Oct 19th: 10:30AM - 1:30PM
This is an exhibition of student work completed in studio courses at the College of Environmental Design (CED). It is the first in a recurring series of annual exhibitions to celebrate the impressive range, skill level, and ambition of projects completed during the prior academic year. Work presented here was completed between fall 2018 and spring 2019. It spans the breadth of four distinct but occasionally overlapping studio sequences within the undergraduate and graduate programs in the department of landscape architecture and environmental planning and the department of architecture
Sponsored by: College of Environmental Design
Reconciling City and Nature | 112 Wurster Hall
Saturday Oct 19th: 11:30AM - 12:30PM
This talk will present the possibility to conceive — through science, art, and design — of a different form of constructing our human habitat, establishing new paradigms for the present and future of our cities. This theory has been developed over the course of more than 42 years of continuous practice and theory, all based on the idea of “design with nature” which values interdisciplinarity and team work; sustainability and environmental ethic; equity and public participation; recycling, history, and precedent; and quality of design and beauty. With a ferocious and perseverant determination, created or transformed sites and places have been created, evidencing a balance between nature and structures, habitability and resilience, and past and present.
Mario G. Schjetnan — Founder and Director, Grupo de Diseño Urbano — Mario G. Schjetnan is the recipient of the 2018 Elise and Walter A. Haas International Award. He obtained a master’s in landscape architecture and urban design from the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley in 1970. Schjetnan comes from a generation of late-20th-century architects, landscape architects, and urban planners who become aware of the environmental gravity of urban development and its consequences on planet Earth and its inhabitants. They created new theories and practices on the design of cities based on environmental knowledge and the impact on an inhabitant’s quality of life and well-being, and a new ethical and aesthetic relationship with the environment.