Ettore Santi, Architecture PhD candidate in the History, Theory, and Society program has been awarded as a 2022 Mellon/ACLS Fellow.
Ettore Santi, Architecture PhD candidate in the History, Theory, and Society program has been awarded as a 2022 Mellon/ACLS Fellow.
After two years of virtual instruction, CED’s successful Summer Programs will be taught in person again.
With great sorrow we announce the passing of Christopher Alexander, Professor Emeritus of Architecture and father of the pattern language movement.
Global humanitarian organization, Alight, announces renowned architect and designer RAEL (Ronald Rael), well known for his participation in the Teeter Totter Wall event, as the inaugural Alight Artist in Residence.
She is known as a pioneer in the field of digital fabrication, which involves the transfer of design from a computer to the machinery that creates building components. She constructed the first digital fabrication lab at UC Berkeley in the early 2000s. He
Nevertheless, Blake Garden is a gift to the public, enhancing a theme of endowment as the house and garden themselves were donated to the University of California by the Blake family 65 years ago.
The Russian war in Ukraine underscores the uncomfortable truth that the modern world heavily depends on fossil fuel. Even in the face of death and destruction in Ukraine, many countries refuse to stop purchases of Russian oil, gas, and coal.
We are thrilled to share that your Big Give gift on March 10 will have double the impact due to a generous CED alumnus, Shawn Tsao ‘11, who has offered up to $150,000 to match and inspire all CED alumni, parents, and friends to give.
The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) announced Monica Lamela Blazquez (MS.Arch 21’) as one of the winners of the 2021 AIAS Honor Awards for her thesis “Rave Assemblages: Itineraries of Leisure in Post-Franco Spain."
The College of Environmental Design is pleased to announce the 2022-2023 John K. Branner Traveling Fellowship, Harold Stump Memorial Traveling Fellowship, and Andrew Beckerman Travel Fellowship winners, all of which are prizes for international travel and
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) today welcomed urban transportation and environmental planning expert Daniel A. Rodríguez to its board of directors.
With great sadness the College of Environmental Design announces the death of Paul Groth, beloved and celebrated Professor Emeritus of the Departments of Architecture and Geography at UC Berkeley.
An architect of universal design who specializes in spaces for blind and low-vision individuals, Downey brings decades of experience to teaching students justice, advocacy and accessibility as it relates to the built environment.
To honor the contributions to the study of the built environment of Paul Groth, professor emeritus of geography and architecture at the University of California, Berkeley — and mentor to several of PLATFORM’s editors and authors — PLATFORM has organized a
It is with the greatest and most profound sadness that I write to inform our community of the passing of Gerard (Roddy) Creedon. Roddy passed away on Sunday, December 5th, 2021. He was at home, surrounded by family and loved ones.
By Carolina Reid, Assistant Professor, City & Regional Planning. The severity of the Bay Area’s homelessness crisis is visible everywhere—from the tents that crowd under freeways to the increasing number of people sleeping on sidewalks and in doorways.
Air conditioning systems use vast amounts of energy to maintain comfortable indoor temperatures in offices. This expense is justified by the need for satisfactory indoor environments to ensure the well-being and performance of office workers.
In a livestreamed ceremony, Minister of Education and Research Jesper Petersen awarded a 2021 Commonwealth prize to Frederik Braüner, a doctoral student in the Department of Architecture’s History, Theory, and Society program, for his master’s thesis, “An
Seeking solutions for society's most urgent social and environmental justice issues, the fellows make up a cohort who will not only dedicate themselves to supporting vulnerable communities but also foster a greater sense of belonging for all CED students.
Iwamoto has served as full-time faculty in the College’s department of architecture where she teaches design studios and seminars – her home for nearly the past two decades.
The College of Environmental Design and the Haas School of Business are delighted to announce that Professor Carolina Reid will serve as the next I. Donald Terner Distinguished Professor. Reid will hold the Professorship from July 2021 to June 2026.
Three members of the CED Community have been awarded with an ASLA Professional Award. The recipients include John Wong, Sarah Kuehl, and Walter Hood.
MRED+D graduate student Bhavesh Shahani was among the winners of the 4th annual Hack-A-House competition. Shahani used the finance skills he's developed in MRED+D to help his team present an innovative affordable housing solution: repurposed cruise ships.
This Fall 2021, Our LAEP Diversity + Representation Taskforce (DRT) is excited to collaborate with CED Students of Color (CEDSOC) this year to expand the Peer Review Program into our MLA program.
Join us for a live talk with architects Ronald Rael of Rael San Fratello and Tatiana Bilbao of Tatiana Bilbao Estudio. Currently on view at SFMOMA, both studios' work engages with creative and provocative architectural thinking at the U.S-Mexico border.
Join the CEDSOC Peer Review Program 2021!
Dr. Sara Jensen Carr's newest book is set to be released this week. Her book ""The Topography of Wellness: How Health and Disease Shaped the American Landscape" is based off of Urban Design and Public Health.
Today campus has announced that Renee Y. Chow, celebrated architect, professor and chair of the Department of Architecture has accepted their offer to become the College of Environmental Design’s next Dean, beginning on November 9, 2021.
OCTOBER 13, 2021 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM PDT This first virtual symposium on window view quality hosted by the Center for the Built Environment at UC Berkeley and Pacific Gas and Electric.
Established in 2002, the scholarship fund was created to encourage women and minorities to enter the field of planning, and to help planning students who have demonstrated financial need.
Chun Ho Chow, a second year M.C.P. student, recieved the ACSP award for his paper, "Decolonizing Central Christchurch/Ōtautahi in the Post-earthquake Era" – a look at the city's disaster recovery in conjunction with local indigenous communities.
Architecture Lecturers Jennifer Ly and James Leng have worked extensively with recent CED Alumni to complete the temporary Veil Craft Installation Project located on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, CA. This unprecedented pocket park opened its doors on
Much like the policy and geography that define it, the line drawn between Mexico and the United States is malleable, literally shifting with time. Architecture firm Rael San Fratello has spent over a decade questioning the idea of the border and focusing
Five new faculty members at UC Berkeley this fall hail from disparate U.S. states, academic disciplines and personal backgrounds. But they’re already forming a team partnered around one critical global issue — climate equity and environmental justice —
Throughout a year of pandemic, protest, fire, smoke, and insurrection, through challenges of remote collaboration, isolation, and burnout, Ground Up has curated a journal of personal reflections, scholarship, poignant critique, art, and joyous expression.
Ronald Rael, chair of Berkeley’s Department of Architecture, and his partner, Virginia San Fratello, are showcasing their billboard “Reunite” (2018) at the " I AM...," exhibition at Root Division.
The College of Environmental Design announces the retirement of former Department of Architecture Chair and Professor Tom J. Buresh. Buresh is retiring at the end of July after 11 years at UC Berkeley and a decades-long career dedicated to Architecture an
Founder and creative director of the Oakland, California-based social art and design practice Hood Design Studio, the heavily decorated Walter Hood is also professor of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning and Urban Design at CED.
Founded by Otto Stonorov (M.Arch '04) and Tolya Stonorov (M.Arch '03), Stonorov Workshop Architects' Adirondacks cabin stands alone on a 22-acre site so remote, it’s only reachable by boat. Read more about the one-of-a-kind forest feat.
Maple Lin and Xinwei Chen (M.Arch '21) take home design competition award for their project 'Nature Amplifier.'
The College of Environmental Design announces the retirement of Jennifer Wolch, former William W. Wurster Dean and Professor of City and Regional Planning.
Architectural Record celebrated Sidell Pakravan Architects (SPA) – established by the firm's namesakes in 2014 – as one of ten emerging practices advancing issues of form, construction, sustainability, and community engagement.
It is with sadness that the College of Environmental Design announces the death of Norma Evenson, Professor Emerita of the Departments of Architecture and Art History.
UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design (CED) today (June 10) announced a transformative $5.3 million gift, from Berkeley alumnus Jon Stryker, that will fund a four-year fellowship program aimed at providing debt relief to more than 100 graduate stu
UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design launches new pilot graduate fellowship program providing tuition-relief to students pursuing social justice-oriented careers.
The reopening of the museum, with collections that encompass art, history, and the natural sciences, coincides with the completion of a $17.8 million revamp to the OMCA campus, delayed from 2020 due to the pandemic.
The exhibit and tour, created by CED and Arts & Humanities students, examines the histories of California's extractive industries such as mining in the context of labor and racial struggles through installations of discarded items at Albany Bulb Landfill
Watch CED commencement speaker Heather McGhee, read nominated essays from peers, and browse yearbook profiles.
Congratulations to the class of 2021! You've made it to this point, you've earned a great degree, and you should be extremely proud of yourself.
Heather McGhee, internationally recognized political commentator, activist and strategist, announced as the CED Class of 2021 commencement speaker.
Created by the XR Lab at UC Berkeley, Virtual Bauer Wurster is a virtual reality, or VR, platform that emulates the architecture studio environment in Bauer Wurster Hall.
The program will be revisiting the 10 years since the release of the Occupy the Farm documentary, which featured community activists who occupied the UC Gill Tract to prevent a proposed supermarket development.
The College of Environmental Design mourns the loss of Martin Wachs, beloved and celebrated professor of City and Regional Planning and of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley, where he directed the Institute of Transportation Studies.
The current exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art called “Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America” featurees work by members of the Black Reconstruction Collective, which includes CED professor Walter Hood.
Immersed in this context of constant testing we digest the news that Derek Chauvin is now a convicted murderer who mercilessly stole the life of George Floyd on the streets of our communities. A jury finally did the right thing.
The Invisible Mountain is an installation that was recently on view at the University of the Arts in Berlin by CED professor Giovanni Betti and Katharina Fleck in collaboration with students at the UdK Berlin led by Christoph Gengnagel.
Community Visions is a podcast that was launched in 2021 by Zachary McRae and Rasheed Shabazz, both Master of City Planning students at the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley.
Ranked as a must-read in the design magazine's 2021 spring magazine issue, catch Edith Heath: Philosophies – a celebration of the tremendous life and work of Heath as well as the history of Heath Ceramics – out on April 29.
Peek inside the forthcoming title “Edith Heath: Philosophies,” from UC Berkeley Design Books, Information Office and the Environmental Design Archive's Chris Marino as it gives vivid shape to the woman behind the company and the clay.
View our exhibitions by Deanna Van Buren 'Artifacts of Decarceration' and "Restore Berkeley (Peace Room)' through June 15.
A team of UC Berkeley students and virtual reality specialists in the College of Environmental Design (CED) have found a way to visit Bauer Wurster Hall, the college’s iconic hulking concrete home building, without stepping foot on campus.
Meyer Studio-Land Architects were recently recognized for their Heartwood Preserve project in Omaha, Nebraska, winning an ALSA-NCC Honor Award, an American Planning Association Award for Excellence in Sustainability and the American Masterprize award.
Today, we write to stand in solidarity with and to extend our sympathy and empathy to our Asian community as many are confronted with traumatizing pain and fear.
On the right, given away by his mustache, beret and all – is LAEP Professor Charles “Chip” Sullivan. A frequent flier of the pool hall, Sullivan plays with Google’s animation director and held his office hours in the pool hall while he taught.
Part of the public exhibition series in the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, Associate Professor Turan's NEMESTUDIO work will be on display through May 14. Turan will give a virtual gallery talk at noon on March 31.
Edith Heath: Philosophies delves deeply into the history of her namesake Northern California company, Heath Ceramics, with an emphasis on how she viewed her pioneering ceramics work.
CED’s faculty and alumni took home 12 awards this year that include faculty Renee Chow and Walter Hood (M.Arch. '89; MLA '89); Visiting Professors Neeraj Bahtia and Cesar Lopez; as well as alumni ...
Bourdier's work is a contemplation of human beings’ passage on earth and their intimate interrelation with the environment. The publication pairs with a short-film, by filmmaker, John Picklap, documenting the professor's relationship between life and art.
“I’m hoping all of us — students, staff and faculty — all come together around this idea that we were founded as a school of action, that we have instrumentality in our work, and we can go out and have impact in the world.”
The Environmental Design Archives completed a 18-month National Endowment for the Humanities Grant funding the processing of Hood’s Collection
The College of Environmental Design is pleased to announce the 2021-2022 John K. Branner Traveling Fellowship, Harold Stump Memorial Traveling Fellowship, and Andrew Beckerman Travel Fellowship winners.
The LAEP professor was chosen along with 99 other Bay recipients for Yerba Buena Center for the Arts's annual list. YBCA's 100 celebrates everyday heroes—artists, activists, community leaders— and their inspiring contributions to those around them
I found all kinds of things, from a letter to King Charles II of Spain to a 1695 marriage contract and a butcher’s receipt from the 1700s.
Once inside, the user can explore anywhere they might go when physically in the building — from the gallery, to the courtyard, to the studio floors where students work at their assigned desks. One of the most innovative features is that students who work
Turkey Pavilion To Present "Architecture As Measure" Curated By CED Professor of Architecture Neyran Turan at 2021 Venice Biennale. The exhibition in the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale will be themed as "How Will We Live Together?"
For his work in creating ecologically sustainable spaces that also better public usage while respecting the culture and history of the enmeshed communities, Hood was also awarded a MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant in 2019.
The first person to join their Dream Team, Charles’ passion for AIASF’s new Center for Architecture + Design and his “ability to engage with the broader design and construction community for the benefit of the project has been extraordinary.”
Professor Acey will bring her expertise on food systems planning, sustainable urbanism, and environmental justice to BFI, a critical resource for food systems-related efforts for the entire UC Berkeley campus.
It's been four years since LAEP Lecturer, Tyler Mohr, started his career at the CED as the digital media instructor for the [IN]LAND Summer [IN]stitute. Today, Mohr co-teaches LA234B with Walter Hood and practices at Surfacedesign in San Francisco.
Hurdich is a lecturer in the Department of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning as well as an alumni of LAEP's graduate program. Hurdich also runs his own practice which collected an ASLA Merit Award last year for one its designs.
Architecture Professor Ronald Rael is at the forefront of another project at the southern border – an endeavor to transform migrant shelters along the U.S. - Mexico border by building community and sustainable tools.
It is with sadness that the College of Environmental Design announces the passing of Richard C. Peters, FAIA, Professor Emeritus of Architecture, on January 17, 2021.
CED Professor of Architecture Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, an associate professor of design at San José State University have been awarded 'Design of the Year' for their Pink Seesaws at the US-Mexico border.
It is with great sadness that the College of Environmental Design reports the passing of Jean-Pierre Protzen, Professor Emeritus, in Switzerland on January 10, 2021. His wife, Elsbeth, died a few days prior.
Susan Stryker is a leading voice in the field of transgender studies and an award-winning activist, author, and filmmaker.
CED is honored to announce that it has received the largest gift in the college’s history from Nancy and Douglas Abbey. The historic donation provides endowed support for the College’s Master of Real Estate Development + Design Program.
An interview with Dean Chakrabarti and the Science Communication Center at the Universidad Autónoma de Chile. Listen to CED's Dean rethink the best use and creation of public space and speak to the importance of supporting public transit.
The grant will support the production and creation of the cohort's ninth issue; "Room One Thousand" is a mostly-CED student publication. This year, the Foundation awarded $480,000 in the form of 36 grants to individuals and organizations, including RM1000
Chancellor Carol Christ and CED Dean Vishaan Chakrabarti hosted a virtual toast Wednesday to celebrate the renaming of the CED’s Wurster Hall to Bauer Wurster Hall in honor of Catherine Bauer Wurster and William Wurster.
Chancellor Carol Christ and Dean Vishaan Chakrabarti celebrate the kickoff of the College of Environmental Design’s naming reaffirmation of Wurster Hall to Bauer Wurster Hall.
Former UC Berkeley College of Engineering and Design Associate Dean Catherine Bauer Wurster will be honored by the program she helped create through the renaming of Wurster Hall to Bauer Wurster Hall.
Another academic building at UC Berkeley is getting a new name — not because of the original honoree’s sins but to honor a woman whose principled legacy embodies what is taught inside. Read more about CED's new name from the SF Chronicle.
In conjunction with UC Berkeley’s 150th year anniversary of admitting women to enroll, that the College of Environmental Design will reaffirm the name of Wurster Hall to Bauer Wurster Hall, to recognize both William W. Wurster, former Dean, and Catherine
Ronald Rael lays out "29CuCV-19", an innovative, portable monument design to commemorate the Coronavirus pandemic. Read more for a in-depth look at his copper inspiration and why thinking about a memorialization, now, is important and worth pondering.
Walter Hood, Takiyah Jackson, Allan deSouza, Mia Settles Tidwell, and Blake Simons engage in an exploratory dialogue on remembering the history behind Black Wednesdays and how we re-imagine space for Black public art.
On November 24, the American Institute of Architects Minnesota bestowed James Garrett Jr. (B.A. Architecture ‘95), AIA, NOMA, and Nathan Johnson, a partner in Garrett's firm, 4RM+ULA, with one of the highest honors within the AIA organization.
On October 29, CRO Studio received a total of four Committee awards, two honor and two merit, for their projects in Tijuana. This year AIASD honored 29 designs with an emphasis on sustainability over a broad range of categories.
Early September, Moran published a research paper, "What’s your angle? Analyzing angled parking via satellite imagery to aid bike-network planning", investigating how angled parking affects San Francisco and other cities' street layout.
A message from Dean Vishaan Chakrabarti to the College of Environmental Design about the 2020 Presidential Election results.
Upon the release of his new book, Walter Hood conceives a landscape architecture rooted in a sense of place, justice, and historical truth. Co-editor, Grace Mitchell Tada is a M.L.A alumna and currently co-teaching a studio with Professor Hood.