California is in the middle of an affordable-housing crisis. CED alumnus Rick Holliday thinks one answer lies in an old shipyard in Vallejo, about 40 minutes northeast of San Francisco.
California is in the middle of an affordable-housing crisis. CED alumnus Rick Holliday thinks one answer lies in an old shipyard in Vallejo, about 40 minutes northeast of San Francisco.
We are saddened to report that alumnus and award-winning landscape architect Ron Herman (B.L.A. ‘64) passed away in July.
CED alumnus and renowned landscape architect Michael Painter, FASLA, died June 29 of cancer at his home in Mill Valley. He was 83.
UC Berkeley was ranked fifth in the world for the subject area of architecture/built environment by global higher education analysis firm Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) for 2018.
CED Assistant Professor of Architecture Neyran Turan's book examines the broader concerns of climate change through the lens of architectural prompts and questions.
“How many architects can say they’ve designed a vampire headquarters, a morgue, a palace, or a plantation home?” Suzuki Ingerslev (B.A. Architecture ‘86) asked.
This was the inaugural year of the department's Excellence in Landscape Design Award funded by a generous contribution of the Narayanan Family Foundation.
Hosted by Brooks Walker III and Summer Tompkins Walker, a reception in support of CED’s Environmental Design Archives honored Lowell’s legacy while looking towards its curatorial future.
Peter Bosselmann's new book discusses environmental quality and the long term livability of urban areas, specifically those near the coast.
The 3D-printed Cabin of Curiosities, an exploratory project led by associate professor of architecture Ronald Rael and his partner Virginia San Fratello, won the this year's 3D Pioneers Challenge.
Carol Galante penned an op-ed in the Sacramento Bee last week on the political debate surrounding the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act.
Nicholas de Monchaux, an associate professor of architecture, was awarded a 2018 Graham Foundation Grant for a research project titled “Rebel Plans: Apple, Star Wars, and Architecture at Bay.”
Allison Arieff, a lecturer in the newly launched Master in Real Estate Development + Design program, was a recipient of the 2018 Steven Heller Prize for Cultural Commentary.
Jose Valeriano Lambert IV (B.Arch '66) passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2018, in Charlottesville, Virginia. He was 78.
The team of CED and Haas students proposed the winning wraparound solution to address all aspects of an Oakland housing development’s community and transit needs.
In the May issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine, Peter Walker explains the inspiration behind Bill's Beach.
An artist of international renown with works in collections around the world, O’Banion was a professor at the California College of the Arts for over 40 years.
The Congress for the New Urbanism honored alumni Praveen Raj (M.U.D. ‘17) and Parisa Mir Sadeghi (M.U.D. ‘17) from for their excellence in realizing the aspirations of creating livable and equitable communities.
Once a punch line for developers, a sturdier and improved version of pre-fabricated housing could be making a comeback as Bay Area developers try to speed up construction, cut building costs and add desperately needed housing.
Through the College of Environmental Design's Global Access Program, top qualifying international students gain the knowledge, skills and connections necessary to excel as innovators and thought leaders in sustainable built environment design.
Because no single office temperature satisfies everyone, Shiavon, associate professor of architecture at CED, is using climate research and real-time feedback to develop smart fans for shared spaces.
Dronova proposed a research module integrating modern environmental monitoring and computer-based microclimate modeling for ecological analysis.
CCA in Oakland announced the appointment of College of Environmental Design alumnus and fall 2017 visiting professor Keith Krumwiede (B.A. Arch ‘86) as the new dean of architecture.
CED alumnus David Cooke (M.U.D. ‘15) was recently featured in the Adelaide Review for the latest work coming out of his urban design and architecture studio, City Collective.
The group was awarded honorable mention in the young professional category for their “Nest We Grow — House of Food, for Food” project in Japan’s Hokkaido prefecture.
LAEP student Alexa Vaughn (M.L.A. '18) is nominated to receive the 2018 National Olmsted Scholar. The Olmsted Scholars Program recognizes outstanding student leaders from each accredited landscape architecture program in the U.S. and Canada.
The USC’s School of Architecture’s American Academy in China (AAC) has selected Walter Hood, College of Environmental Design professor of landscape architecture & environmental planning and urban design, as this year’s research fellow.
Six firms led by College of Environmental Design alumni and faculty won honor, citation and special commendation awards in the architecture category of AIASF's 2018 Design Awards.
The merger will significantly build upon established practices with an emphasis on K-12 and higher education design, and diversify their combined expertise, particularly in California.
College of Environmental Design alumnus Kevin Daly (B.Arch ‘80), founder of Kevin Daly Architects (KDA), recently completed a housing project on the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) campus.
On May 4, 2018, undergraduate students in City & Regional Planning Lecturer Miriam Chion’s City Planning 116 (CP116) class hosted a panel to discuss proposals aimed at reinventing the Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center, located in Downtown Berkeley.
CED lecturer Dan Spiegel was one of six winners of the 2018 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers, a prestigious honor awarded by the Architectural League of New York.
In the first ever Y-PLAN Youth Challenge Regional Summit in Berkeley, over 50 K-12 students helped reimagine possibilities for stronger, safer communities in the Bay Area by proposing solutions to disaster-related urban planning issues.
A recently published Nature Energy article highlights energy and cost-saving recommendations to increase commute efficiency while decreasing peak energy demands.
College of Environmental Design alumnus José Antonio Arce passed away on April 2, 2018 at the age of 70. While at UC Berkeley, Arce co-founded the Chicano Architecture Student Association (CASA). He was also the coordinator of the Chicano Library.
College of Environmental Design alumnus George Dolim, FAIA (B.Arch ‘47, M.Arch ‘98) has passed away at the age of 93.
Want to design a building with realtime feedback regarding light and energy usage? CED Professor Luisa Caldas and her team are using, researching and developing technology to enhance both fantastical and pragmatic environmental design initiatives.
College of Environmental Design alumnus Michael Perlmutter (B.Arch ‘77, M.Arch ‘88) recently collaborated on a book titled The Smith House II (ORO Editions, 2018) in which he worked as the book’s photographer.
Two of the award recipients of the SAH Publication Awards are College of Environmental Design alumnae Mrinalini Rajagopalan (M.Arch ‘03, Ph.D. Architecture ‘07) and Michele Lamprakos (M.Arch ‘91).
Carolina Reid, assistant professor of city and regional planning and faculty research adviser at UC Berkeley’s Terner Center for Housing Innovation, was recently honored with 2018’s Best Article Award in the Journal of Urban Affairs.
Oakland’s Fruitvale Village neighborhood is an urban planning rarity — it has managed to create a cluster of shops, community service organizations, and apartments without leading to gentrification.
College of Environmental Design alumna Alda Ly (B.Arch ‘02) recently worked as an architect for a co-working space called The Wing, an organization that aims to be a “network of co-working and community spaces designed for women.”
CED alumna Mimi Plange was recently interviewed by Keep in a Style & Grit series to discuss her career, personal style, and fashion empowerment.
Recently, Khanani published an essay in Interiors+Sources in which she stressed the importance of diversity and inclusion in the world of architecture.
Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning and Urban Design Kristina Hill has examined the two sites through “bifocal lenses of geology and landscape” causing unexpected parallels to emerge.
Lauri Twitchell is the manager of Blake Gardens. In addition to managing the garden, Twitchell creates nontraditional books which she assembles from the garden’s rocks, redwood bark, and other natural materials.
After forty years in archives, Society of American Archivists (SAA) Fellow Waverly Lowell will be retiring in June.
College of Environmental Design alumnus Glen Mortensen (B.Arch ‘50) is working on his latest project with the city of Stockton: a giant sundial which will be placed in Martin Luther King Plaza.
The UC Berkeley student film "Invisible Students" investigates systemic reasons for student homelessness, describes food and housing resources, and investigates creative long-term solutions. Hear CED Dean Jennifer Wolch's thoughts on urban displacement.
After receiving a BA in architecture from UC Berkeley and a MFA is set design from the Yale School of Drama, College of Environmental Design alumnus Wilson Chin (B.Arch ‘98) has continued on to establish a successful career designing sets.
College of Environmental Design Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning Iryna Dronova’s recent research proposal has been selected for the NASA Early Career grant.
College of Environmental Design alumna Dr. Kathryn A. Foster (MCP ‘81) was named the 16th president of The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) on March 27 after the TCNJ Board of Trustees voted unanimously to appoint her to the position. She will begin on July 1
College of Environmental Design alumna and principal landscape architect of DesignJones, LLC, Diane Jones Allen talks increasing diversity in the landscape architecture field and encouraging community development.
Since the small cluster of computer chip makers was dubbed “Silicon Valley” in the 1970s, people have struggled to identify exactly what Silicon Valley is composed of and where it starts and ends.
CED alumna Theresa Joy Hannig (B.Arch ‘12) works as the director of store design at Williams Sonoma, creating spaces that engage customers through the five senses.
Pamela Mabelle Seifert (M.Arch ‘75) passed away on January 24, 2018 at the age of 67. Seifert received a BA in Fine Arts from Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana in 1972 and a MA in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley in 1975.
CED alumnus Jansen Chan (B.Arch ‘97) has evolved his passion for architectural design into a passion for pastry design. Chan is the Director of Pastry Operations at the International Culinary Center (ICC) and has been with the organization since 2012.
Clare Cooper Marcus, Professor Emerita of Architecture and Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning, is a longtime advocate for healthcare and therapeutic gardens. Marcus was recently interviewed by The Field regarding her healing gardens.
Climatologists predict that the future of California’s environment will be simultaneously dry and wet. The state is on track to have intense periods of drought over the next century. At the same time, climate change will also spur intense storms.
Charisma Acey, Assistant Professor of City & Regional Planning, has commended Marvel for their interpretation of the Wakanda cityscape.
In February, College of Environmental Design alumna Swati Chattopadhyay (Ph.D. Architecture ‘97) received a lifetime achievement award in the study of architectural history.
Professor Emeritus of Architecture Stanley Saitowitz of Natoma Architects recently completed a project to transform a rainwater collection tank into a children’s library in the Nyeri West region of Kenya, a four-hour drive north of Nairobi.
Ronald Rael's 3-D-printed Cabin of Curiosities is a research endeavor and “proof of concept” investigation into the architectural possibilities of upcycling and custom 3-D-printed claddings as a response to 21st-century housing needs.
Architecture firm Johnson Fain, founded by CED alumni Scott Johnson, FAIA (B.Arch '72), and William H. Fain, Jr., FAIA (B.Arch '68), was recognized last month by the American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC).
CED alum Doug Harnsberger (B.Arch ‘77) was hiking along the John Muir Trail a few years ago when he happened upon a stone hut at the top of 11,955-foot Muir Pass, inside Kings Canyon National Park.
Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Karl Kullmann recently published an essay titled "The Shape of Things: Reimagining Landscape Parliaments in the Anthropocene" in Forty-Five, a journal of outside research.
CED Professor Daniel Rodriguez shares his thoughts on Fresno's newly adopted Bus Rapid Transit system with Valley Public Radio reporter Laura Tsutsui.
College of Environmental Design doctoral student Padma Maitland (Ph.D. Architecture '20, Ph.D. South and Southeast Asian Studies '21) gives new meaning to the concept of multitasking — he is concurrently pursuing a Ph.D. in both Architecture and South and
The Global Urban Humanities Initiative (GUH) invites faculty teaching graduate or undergraduate courses on cities and urban life to apply for course enhancement grants of $2,000.
Mapping enthusiast, app developer, and explorer of the urban landscape, Samuel Maurer is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of City and Regional Planning.
The Trump administration has recently focused on revising the Community Reinvestment Act, a law aimed at encouraging banks to invest in low-income communities. The goal of CRA was to meet the credit needs of low- and moderate-income communities.
CED alumnus Jeffrey Milstein (B.Arch ‘68) has launched a new aerial photography exhibit, titled “Leaning Out", showcasing large format cityscapes, airports, power plants, and train yards.
Visiting UC Berkeley professor Carme Pinós has been selected to design the esteemed 2018 MPavillion project in Melbourne, an annual temporal civic, cultural and event hub in the city’s Southbank Arts Precinct.
Alumnus Rick Holliday (MCP ‘77) is at the forefront of the modular construction movement, a construction style in which modular housing is built in off-site factories in order to cut costs and make production more efficient.
The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project invites scholars, activists, policy analysts, artists, and organizers whose substantive focus is on the Bay Area — either historical or contemporary — to contribute to a collaborative atlas project.
Rozas-Krause was recently awarded UC Berkeley's Townsend Dissertation Fellowship for her outstanding doctoral research on the shifting significance of memorials, framing them as symbols of societal remorse and reparation.
At the 2018 State of the Valley Conference, which took place in San Jose on February 9, 2018, attendees examined the Silicon Valley's job boom, venture financing surge, housing crisis and traffic dilemma.
College of Environmental Design Assistant Professor of Architecture Andrew Atwood and his firm, First Office, was recently profiled in Architect Magazine’s “Next Progressives” feature his latest work.
The concept would apply existing renewable technologies to a block of 30 to 40 adjoining residences to help reduce their fossil fuel and water consumption, ultimately lowering the amount of greenhouse gases emitted from them.
Joe McBride, Professor Emeritus of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning at UC Berkeley, details the history, and potential future, of one of California’s most iconic trees.
In an attempt to counteract some of the damaging effects of climate change, CED alumni and local architects Cate Leger (M.Arch '94) and Karl Wanaselja (M.Arch '91) of Leger Wanaselja Architecture are designing and building sustainable housing.
The results of a $10 million study regarding the flu virus and its spread, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, state that it is alarmingly easy to contract the flu virus simply by breathing.
College of Environmental Design lecturer and alumnus David Jaehning (M.Arch '17) was project architect on a building that recently won an American Institute of Architects (AIA) award.
College of Environmental Design alumna Kathryn Anthony (Ph.D. Architecture ‘81) is a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign whose courses in design entrepreneurship attract students from around the world.
CED lecturer and alumnus James Leng (B.Arch ‘07) and alumna Mona Ghandi (M.Arch ‘12) were two of three recipients recognized by the Vilcek Foundation for groundbreaking work in the field of architecture.
University of California, Berkeley alumnus Beverley David Thorne (B.A. Arch ‘50) , an architect known for his striking modernist homes, passed away in December in Sonoma, California. He was 93.
College of Environmental Design alumna Anita Bakshi (M.Arch '01) has published a book, titled Topographies of Memories: A New Poetics of Commemoration (Palgrave MacMillan, 2017).
Ruth Bancroft, UC Berkeley Architecture attendee and founder of the renowned Walnut Creek gardens that bear her name, died on November 26, 2017 at the age of 109.
Her article, published in the Journal of Architectural Education, examines the environmental planning and design of Sproul Plaza and the Berkeley Student Union — and how these spaces fostered student assembly and protests during the Free Speech Movement.
On Friday, January 26, the Environmental Design Library will host Hands On 11, a reception to showcase unique books that have become works of art. The event will take place from 4-6 pm, in 210 Wurster Hall.
In light of growing traffic congestion, the city of Mountain View is considering a plan to build driverless transit systems. This system would connect downtown Mountain View to the North Bayshore area, where Google’s headquarters are located.
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture has recognized Professor Buntrock for her tireless advocacy, sustained excellence, effective mentorship, and dynamic pedagogy in the field of architecture.
Chakrabarti was recently interviewed by Brownstoner Magazine to discuss his reimagination of Brooklyn.This reimagination includes an update on the borough’s infrastructure and a focus on development to increase jobs and a “working waterfront.”
A new affordable housing development has opened in San Francisco which was designed by Kennerly Architects, founded by CED alumni Owen Kennerly (M.Arch ‘95) and Sarina Bowen Kennerly (B.A. Arch ‘92, M.Arch ‘98).
Concerns about rising sea levels have prompted urban design and planning experts around the world to propose innovative solutions to address their region’s specific needs.
CED landscape architecture alumna Saori Ogura was honored for her photographic excellence, as well as her yearlong cultural immersion in the Indian Himalayas.
CED alumnus Praveen Raj (MUD ‘17) has been awarded the 2017 American Architecture Student Prize in Social Housing and Urban Design as well as “New Discovery of the Year” Award in Landscape Architecture for his project “A Framework for Empowerment”.
Mark Cavagnero Associates Architects, founded by CED alumnus Mark Cavagnero (M.Arch ‘83), has been selected by the State Department as one of 16 preferred architecture firms for work abroad.
College of Environmental Design professor Matt Kondolf and UC Berkeley alum Peter Gleick of the Pacific Institute are investigating the ways in which California can weather climate aberrations and improve water storage methods.
Associate Professor of Architecture Stefano Schiavon and a team of designers and engineers from SinBerBest designed, built, and tested an autonomous robot named the IEQ Bot.