Associate Professor of the Department of City & Regional Planning Karen Trapenberg Frick talks about the difficulties of building mega-projects in the Bay Area
Associate Professor of the Department of City & Regional Planning Karen Trapenberg Frick talks about the difficulties of building mega-projects in the Bay Area
Alumna Dorothée Imbert recently made headlines as she was named new Director of the Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University. During her time at the CED, Imbert completed two graduate degrees in landscape architecture and architecture.
ZELLNERandCompany founder and accomplished, veteran architect, Peter Zellner will join CED this semester as he teaches a studio that "will be focused on studying new urban scenarios for the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Campus."
Duhl passed away on December 29, 2019, leaving behind a legacy of ingenuity in whatever he pursued. Furthermore, Duhl left a remarkable impact in the classroom as well as other communities though his work with the World Health Organization.
Ronald Rael, Acting Chair and Professor of Architecture, was awarded a $30,000 Eureka Fellowship by the Fleishhacker Foundation. Given to Bay Area artists, the Fellowship funds the future work of artists by "supporting more uninterrupted creative time."
Professor of Architecture and director of the UC Berkeley Virtual and Augmented Reality Laboratory, Luisa Caldas' "Augmented Time" exhibit showcases the history, technique and people behind the construction of the BAMPFA building through augmented reality
Susan Hagstrom, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Advising for the CED
On December 12, 2019, Laura Lesniewski, Master's of Architecture alumna, was named AIA Kansas City Architect of the Year. Lesniewski was honored for her contributions to the industry, her environmental stewardship, and her humanitarian efforts.
SED senior, Chadwick Bowlin recently redesigned and constructed the front yard of Berkeley's African American Theme House emphasizing its eco-friendliness through drought-tolerant plants and a drip irrigation system.
Read an interview with Department of Architecture Chair Ronald Rael in ByDESIGN, produced by the Chicano Architectural Student Association. ByDESIGN showcases the academic and professional accomplishments of minorities and women in design professionals.
“HOK has a rich history in California,” said Paul Woolford, design principal and former CED Advisory Council Member, “and we’re all honored to continue the tradition of designing projects that enrich the places where we live and work."
With a deep-seated passion for planning, Atanacio is currently in his final year of this Master's of City & Regional Planning degree. Through the Falik Family Graduate Fellowship, Atanacio has been to pursue his studies without financial burden.
"For an urban ecology project, the need to observe the site during different times of year is a given, and your support eases the financial burden of this research." Carlson will use her 2019 Excellence in Landscape Design Award to support her project.
"Your contributions help to lift the weight of financial feasibility to attend UC Berkeley, allowing us to focus on why we came to Berkeley in the first place – to learn!" Jenna Frowein remarked at the CED Donor Luncheon on November 6, 2019.
MRED+D student Dicko Ba was awarded the 2019 ULI Debra Stein Fellowship. The fellowship supports young women in their pursuit of responsible land use and urban development. We sat down with Dicko to ask her to reflect on her experiences and the industry.
On November 21, 2019, Ray Kappe passed away from pneumonia-related lung failure. Kappe graduated from UC Berkeley’s architecture program with honors in 1951. In 1972, Kappe began establishing the renown Southern California Institute of Architecture.
Yifeng Wang (M. Arch ‘22) and his team, comprised of 3 Haas MBA students — Andrew Min, Johnny Lin, and Rebecca West — won the Ford Future of Mobility Case Competition. The event was held at the University of Michigan Ross Business School from November 7-8
"Hood’s creations don’t look like typical landscapes... They’re infused with diverse meanings and the sense that Hood and his colleagues have pulled all they could from the site—and kept pulling."
Get to know CED alumna and OLIN landscape designer, Alexa Vaughn who has been making recent headlines for her street design termed, “DeafScape”, which helps make streets more accessible for deaf people.
Assistant Professor of LAEP Iryna Dronova has been selected as a part of the international leadership training program, Homeward Bound, departing for Antarctica. The purpose of the program is "to lead and influence decision making as it shapes our planet"
Universal design isn’t just for interiors. Alexa Vaughn, a deaf landscape architect and LAEP alumna, is advocating for universal streets too.
Professor Emerita of City and Regional Planning and Urban Design, Elizabeth “Betty” Deakin, received the 2019 ACSP Distinguished Educator Award presented biennially to those who have made significant contributions to planning research and practice, and ha
Watch "Borderlands": a documentary featuring Ronald Rael who made headlines earlier this year when he installed three pink seesaws at the US-Mexico border.The video shows how commuters, city planners and kids deal with the wall that divides their cities.
UC Berkeley's DCRP Graduate Program has yet again been ranked by Planetizen as the #1 Public Graduate Program for Urban Planners and #2 Overall in the US.
Seven of the eleven Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program recipients were DCRP students. The Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program awards students pursuing degrees in transportation-related disciplines.
The 2020 Hart Howerton Travel Fellowship is now open to 2020 applicants. Each summer, Fellowships allow the firm to employ students in planning, architecture and/or landscape architecture internships in our New York or San Francisco offices.
On October 31 and November 1, UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff gathered in CED's Wurster Gallery to celebrate their ancestors in honor of Día de los Muertos. Students decorated altars, or ofrendas, which are said to guide spirits to their altars.
"We need more urban housing, beneficial from an environmental point of view, from an economical point of view, " said Dr. Greg Morrow who is the Executive Director of the Real Estate Development and Design Master's Program at UC Berkeley.
Chair and Professor of City & Regional Planning Karen Chapple was recently invited to speak on KQED’s Forum. In this episode of Forum, the group discusses bills that attempt to resolve the California housing crisis through accessory dwelling units.
Three CED Alums — Kevin Bernard Moultrie Daye (M.Arch ‘18), Brenda (Bz) Zhang (M. Arch ‘19), and Celeste Martore (B.A. ‘17) — have been chosen from a pool of 200 applicants as the 12 participating artists in the 2019 Experiential Space Research Lab.
Associate Professor Karen Trapenberg Frick won the STEM Partner Award alongside 2 student organizations. The award honors Sheroes and Heroes who give countless amount of time and energy to promoting STEM to youth and young adults in the community.
Nick Sowers (M.Arch ‘10) participated in the 2019 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism with his project City of Sound | City of Dust. Sowers’s project was on the five stereo channels of field recordings he made at Burning Man in 2010.
Environmental and social justice have been core pillars for the College since its inception, so I have no doubt as to the relevance we will bring as the Bay Area confronts extraordinary challenges in terms of resilience, equity, and infrastructure.
The Gish prize is considered one of the most prestigious honors for artists in the United States and awards one of the largest gift amounts each year. The announcement comes less than two weeks after Hood received the 2019 MacArthur Genius grant.
This is GROUND UP’s third Student ASLA Honor Award in the Communications category: The journal also won for its second and fifth edition, Issue 02: Grit, in 2013 and Issue 05: Delineations, in 2016.
MLA student Julia Prince receives the MIG/Inclusive Design Award for 2019 funded by the Daniel Iacofano and Susan Goltsman Graduate Support Fund.
The students proposed research projects exploring innovation in landscape architectural design relating to environmental issues like sea urban plant migrations, sea level rise, and Native American understand of landscapes.
Aboubacar Komara (B.A. Arch '18) will receive the Sather Gate Young Volunteer Award for his leadership in the community and for the work he has done in Guinea on October 18, during Reunion and Parents Weekend.
Haas International Award Ceremony and a lecture in Wurster Hall by Grupo de Diseño Urbano founder Schjetnan will be highlights of UC Berkeley Homecoming week.
Informally known as the "genius" award, Hood was recognized for the prestigious, national fellowship for “creating ecologically sustainable urban spaces that resonate with and enrich the lives of current residents while also honoring communal histories.”
Michelle Deng and John Diven, part of the Material Matters design studio, went up against over 400 college students in the 2019 ACSA Built2Last | Resilience Design Challenge. Their task: discover an innovative, durable design application of cement.
Three years after receiving his P.h.D in City & Regional Planning, Fletcher Foti co-established Populus, a platform that is now utilizing data from shared services like carsharing to help urban planners manage and plan for the future of transportation.
The National Park Service’s National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) has recently approved a grant with LAEP Professor Emerita Linda Jewell as Principle Investigator.
“One of the stories that really struck me was about the kinds of choices that students are facing — Do I spend my few pennies to buy materials to make a model or do I eat?” explained ELS President and CEO Clarence Mamuyac.
Y-PLAN is one of the first winners of the inaugural Bay Area Metro Awards, which honors positive impacts on the Bay Area's mobility, affordability, resilience, and community.
Clare Cooper Marcus, Professor Emerita in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design, receives the Lifetime Achievement Award from The Center for Health Design. The award celebrates the contributions of an individual over their entire career.
San Francisco Bay Area landscape architect Patricia O’Brien (M.L.A. ‘75) passed away in her sleep on the early morning of April 26. She was a beloved alumna of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning and will be sorely missed.
LAEP Professor Walter Hood most recent work includes a new rooftop design, set for completion in fall 2020, for the Oakland Museum of California. Among many features, Hood's plan brings in much needed visibility and appropriate vegetation to the gardens.
Dan Spiegel, CED faculty, and Megumi Aihara sat down for an interview with Archinect about their successful emerging practice, which recently collected an Architectural Record Design Vanguard award.
PAU and Chakrabarti's redesign of the Williamsburg waterfront and Domino Sugar Factory in New York City not only maintains the integrity of the previous landmarks but welcomes a connected, light-filled aesthetic to the area.
Sophie Gonick (Ph.D. City & Regional Planning ‘15) interviewed Teresa Caldeira, Professor of City & Regional planning at UC Berkeley and Saskia Sassen, Professor of Sociology at Columbia University on strategies of democratic participation in cities.
Bianca Doerschlag (M.Arch ’19) and Brynn McKiernan (MRED+D ’19) teamed up with students from Haas School of Business to win the 30th Annual NAIOP SFBA Cal-Stanford Real Estate Challenge for Second Consecutive Year.
Michael Dear, Professor Emeritus of City & Planning, was recently awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws honoris at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, June 2019.
An overview in the New York Times reflects on the legacy of Sea Ranch and considers the site’s shifting importance in the face of climate change and a changing demographic.
Professor and acting chair of architecture, Ronald Rael, realized his vision, born a decade ago, as three pink teetertotters were installed along the U.S.-Mexico border. The rest is history.
“These rare people see something different when they look at streets, parks and sidewalks...” said Sam Gill from the Knight Foundation. “We hope this recognition accelerates their visionary work...to challenge the way we think about and use public space.”
Accomplished architect and urban planner, Vishaan Chakarabarti spoke at the RTPI Planning Convention in mid-June, noting ”what we do with our cities will either make or break our species” in consideration of how to create future successful cities.
Wolch's talk, "Zoopolis: Past, Present, and Future", was featured at the 2019 AGI as a keynote event and on ABC Radio-Hobart in a preview interview of the conference.
Michael K Chen (B.A. Arch '96) architecture's firm reigned in a plethora of public good awards for their pro-bono children's library commission at the Concourse House in Bronx, NY.
Among many titles, Diane McGuire established herself as an accomplished and dedicated alumni, activist, and landscape architect throughout her lifetime. Her resume includes the restoration of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Charles Platt properties.
Associate Professor Stefano Schiavon was a keynote speaker at the SimAUD 2019. His second presentation of the conference, The Future of Thermal Comfort in a Warming Climate, addressed how the modern lifestyle has largely influenced climate change.
This summer, Anthony Rosato (SED '21) traveled to South Africa for an internship with Francois Theron, founder of fdt architects. Here, Rosato shares with CED his unique design experience, discovering the business and personal side of architecture.
Together with his wife, Megumi Ahara, Dan Spiegel established SAW or Spiegel Aihara Workshop eight years ago. The blossoming architecture firm comprises now of a small team of eight members who embraced change as a part of their ongoing philosophy.
CED alumnus, Vishaan Chakrabarti is a practising architect, professor of design and urban theory at Columbia University, and the author of A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America. His term as CED dean begins July 2020.
In June 2019, Will Oren (M.Arch '07) began with Dewberry as a senior project architect. The national enterprise has 18 locations and was ranked #38 in Engineering News-Record Top 500 Design Firms.
"Asked what she wanted her obituary to say, Phyllis Koshland Friedman responded, "Say I've had a wonderful life." Indeed, she did." The UC Berkeley alumna and wife of former architecture department chair passed away on July 2, 2019.
Christelle Rohaut (M.C.P. ‘18) is the CEO and founder of Codi, a new startup that lets people transform their living room into a co-working space.
Founded in 2000, IwamotoScott has been a longstanding practice in the architecture field. Almost two decades since their start, the firm is still making waves with an award for their work in interior design.
Startup candidates for the Housing Lab could include a company that’s developing a construction method using low-cost yet environmentally friendly building materials, or one that’s promoting a new home-financing product aimed at low-income buyers.
Facebook and other companies have funded a 1 million dollar low-income housing unit inspired by the visions of Bay Area high school students.
Tomás McKay (M.L.A. ‘17), Kushal Lachhwani (M.L.A. ‘16) and Pablo Alfaro (M.L.A. ‘16) won an international design competition to build a public space that borders the Pachacamac Sanctuary in Lima, Peru.
The Environmental Design Archives is preserving the projects and designs of former chair of Landscape Architecture, Walter Hood for future generations of scholars interested in the impact of Hood's design on the environment.
On May 13, Associate Professor of Architecture Greg Castillo sat amongst an audience with various visions, reimagining what would replace North Berkeley BART's 8-acre parking lot. Castillo sees the lot as an opportunity to link BART and the community.
Sara Jensen Carr's publication "examines landscape responses to six historical urban epidemics and the implication for current and future practice."
Brian Lee (B.A. Arch, ‘76), Design Partner at SOM, was one of three architects whose designs were selected to be built by the Chicago Housing Authority in 2016. The projects were recently completed and mark a new approach to public housing for the city.
Deanna Van Buren, recipient of the 2018 Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Prize argues against the reimagining of prisons and jails, and instead for an architecture practice that centers on decarceration and supports diversion and reentry.
Vishaan Chakrabarti, founder of New York's Practice for Architecture and Urbanism, has been selected as the new dean of the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley.
PAU founder and Dean’s Advisory Council member Vishaan Chakrabarti, FAIA, will begin his term on July 1, 2020. Professor and Chair of Architecture Renee Chow will serve as acting dean for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Daughter of Kate and Cam, Ann Baker has spent nearly her whole life in her parent's vineyard and gardens. As a child, it was her summer playground. As an architect, it's become her ongoing project.
UC Berkeley is launching an innovative advanced degree in design for emerging technologies. The new Master of Design (MDes) program is a 3-semester degree offered jointly by the College of Engineering and the College of Environmental Design.
Since her childhood, CED alumna Nina Bonos, has practiced the Jewish faith. “My mother’s family left Berlin in 1936. That colored her life and it’s colored my life too,” said the artist.
It is with great sorrow that we report and honor the deaths of two CED alumni, Shirley Friedman and Ralph Butterfield.
The Environmental Design Archives (EDA) launches fundraising campaign to publish Edith Heath: Philosophies, an in-depth, richly illustrated book on Edith Heath and Heath Ceramics, one of the most significant creative forces in post-WWII America.
Recognized for their merit and excellence in the design field, numerous CED alumni were honored for their efforts by the American Institute of Architects.
A trio of Berkeley undergrads are getting their start in the business world this summer with their entrepreneurial venture Oki Karaoke, a soundproof karaoke box completed with a video screen for sing-along music videos and a 1000 song library.
College of Environmental Design graduate student, Isa Gaillard (M.C.P. ‘20) received the 2019 Switzer Fellowship.
Hats off to you! CED Alumnus, Brian Lee wins 2019 AIA award with the remodel and design of a vacant firehouse into a factory and headquarters for a Chicagoland handmade hat producer.
On April 16, 2019, Lydia Tan joined the Oakland Athletics baseball club in her new position as Managing Director of Real Estate. Building the A's Howard Terminal ballpark at Jack London Square will be one of Tan's major projects.
As an architecture student at CED, Shawn Tsao fully expected to go into practice once he graduated in 2011. His journey seemed typical...But as happens with many CED grads, his path took a twist. And for that, future CED students will be grateful.
As part of the Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Low-Income Housing Challenge, a team of CED students devised an innovative proposal designed to take advantage of a recent executive order encouraging the usage of publicly-owned lands for public good.
More than one hundred students from East Palo Alto, Oakland, Richmond, San Francisco participated in the 2019 Y-PLAN Policy Summit. The students tackled the Bay Area’s biggest challenges, and presented their proposals to officials from across the region.
Matt Taecker (M.C.P./M.Arch. '89) has developed a ‘vision plan’ for Bike East Bay, which imagines a 3-mile bicycle and pedestrian path linking downtown Berkeley BART to the Bay Bridge.
The Landscape Architecture Foundation has announced the two winners and six finalists for its 2019 Olmsted Scholars Program, the premier leadership recognition program for landscape architecture students.
Therese McMillan (M.C.P. '84) spoke at this spring's commencement on May 19, 2019, exhorting graduates to think about how the built environment can serve people and the public interest first and foremost.
Ground Up, the student-run journal of the Department of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning, announces the release of its 2019 issue on the theme of Home.
This program will provide support to early-stage entrepreneurs working to kickstart ideas for a more cost-effective, inclusive, and modernized housing industry.
The students won in the “Art & Social Change” and “Scaling up Big Ideas” categories for their projects in Guinea and Rwanda.
Emily Pilloton founded Girls Garage to inspire and train girls and young women to “fear less, build more.” In a video produced by Time Magazine, Pilloton reflected on the importance of inviting female role models like Melinda Gates to share their stories.
The report, published by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, outlines 22 strategies and supporting actions for surveilling activity to support public health research and decision making.
Iryna Dronova was part of a multi-institutional research team that was awarded a major grant from California’s Delta Stewardship Council last month