Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design Nicholas DeMonchaux was recently named a Bakar Faculty Fellow for 2017-2018, in addition to being named the recipient of the Spark Fund Award.
Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design Nicholas DeMonchaux was recently named a Bakar Faculty Fellow for 2017-2018, in addition to being named the recipient of the Spark Fund Award.
Adjunct Assistant Professor of City & Regional Planning Karen Frick recently wrote an article for Alexandrine Press -- publisher of the journal Built Environment -- on the pitfalls of infrastructure megaprojects.
Three of the firm's associates are alumni of the College of Environmental Design: Associate Principal Gregg Novicoff (BA Architecture ‘92), Senior Associate Vanna Whitney (MArch ‘98), and Associate Aaron Thornton (MArch ‘97).
Los Angeles–based architects Johnson Fain have revealed a new rendering for 641, a proposed mixed-use tower in the Los Angeles Arts District.
2017-2018 DesignIntelligence Landscape Architecture Survey Now Open
2017-2018 DesignIntelligence Architecture Survey is Now Open
Alumna Jennifer Ly (BA Arch ‘07) a designer at Foster + Partners, was recently announced as this year’s winner of the prestigious Rotch Travelling Scholarship.
Iryna Dronova's latest paper discusses environmental heterogeneity and its effect on biological diversity in the most recent issue of Landscape and Urban Planning Journal.
What are animals doing in design? A new study by Dean Jennifer Wolch and LAEP Ph.D student Marcus Owens analyzes contemporary animal design projects to consider what it means to pose such a question.
DCRP Professor Karen Chapple was named the recipient of the 2017 faculty Chancellor's Award for Research in the Public Interest.
A new study by the Terner Center explores how three cities have helped stimulate production of ADUs to help ease housing pressures in high-cost regions.
Witness Walls is Nashville's first civil rights inspired public art, and was designed and created by CED Professor of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning Walter Hood.
Berkeley homes are selling for about 20 percent more than their list prices, with prospective homebuyers facing a shortage of options.
Professor Jason Corburn helped inform the city of Richmond's decision to roll out the "Health in All Policies" regimen, which correlated the health of residents to the health of the city.
This year's survey is now open. Deadline is May 26, 2017.
Hood Design Studio, led by CED Professor of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning Walter Hood, has been chosen to create a new linear park within the Beerline Trail Neighborhood Development Project in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The American Foundation for the Blind named architecture alumnus Chris Downey as one of the recipients of the annual Helen Keller Achievement Award.
The newly launched certificate will be offered to UC Berkeley undergraduate students as part of a new effort to introduce design thinking as the critical and creative means to innovate, imagine and advance a globally just future.
Read the latest faculty, alumni and student news online in the Spring edition of Frameworks.
Awarded annually since 1955, the prize is given to American architects whose work is characterized by a strong personal direction, or who explores ideas in architecture through any medium of expression.
Imagine a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico not as a barrier, but as a piece of architecture that brings people together. That’s what Associate Professor of Architecture Ronald Rael does in his new book, Borderwall as Architecture.
New exhibit at Stanford University on Corporate Design includes a beautiful catalog with chapters by Professor Louise Mozingo, LAEP and Associate Professor Greg Castillo, ARCH.
CED's high school summer program will take on the UC Berkeley Food Pantry as its Community Client for the Design Build project.
CED is pleased to announce the John K. Branner Traveling Fellowship and Harold Stump Memorial Traveling Fellowship winners, both of which are prizes for international travel and research awarded annually to Master of Architecture students @ UC Berkeley.
Associate Professor of Architecture Raveevarn Choksombatchai was recently awarded the 2017 American Architecture Award -- the nation’s highest public award for new architecture -- for her design of the Grace Street Live/Work Residence in San Francisco.
The frustrations of living in the Bay Area have become so pronounced that confidence in the economy has sunk to its lowest level in four years, according to a survey released Saturday by the Bay Area Council.
A new report co-authored by CED faculty finds that encouraging new housing development in infill areas would spur economic growth, reduce monthly household costs, and cut greenhouse gas emissions, keeping the state on track to achieving its climate goals.
Seven alumni from the College of Environmental Design were elevated this year to American Institute of Architects (AIA) Fellows, the highest membership honor for AIA members for their exceptional work.
A new essay by Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning Karl Kullmann anticipates the transformative agency of the drone’s-eye view in design discourse.
In Jim Horner and Lorraine Freeland's revision of this wonderful book, you learn about trees in general along with the specifics of the current beautiful tree plantings on the Berkeley campus. Horner served as campus Landscape Architect from 1996 to 2014.
College of Environmental Design alumnus Philip P. Choy (BA Arch ‘52), a retired architect who was known as the dean of Asian American historians, died at his San Francisco home last Thursday at age 90.
CED alum David Hanawalt was the designer behind the award-winning Depot Neighborhood, a net-zero, affordable housing community in Traverse City, Michigan.
The Center for the Built Environment (CBE) has recieved two new research grants from the Siebel Energy Institute to support research that leverages technologies from the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) in buildings.
College of Environmental Design alumnus and Santa Barbara-based architect Dennis Thompson (M.Arch ‘74) has been elected to to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for his longtime work in sustainability advocacy in the fiel
When CED alumnus Jim Horner (BLA ‘71) started working as UC Berkeley in 1996, during his twenty-plus career at Cal he never intended to actually co-author the third edition of the historical book, which hadn’t been updated in over 40 years.
Twenty-six undergraduate students from CED visited the construction site of Albany's Public Works Center project last week, getting a sneak peek at a design build project highlighting public and private partnerships in the construction realm.
Fougeron Architecture, founded by College of Environmental Design alumna Anne Fougeron (M.Arch ‘80) was tapped to build the new center, which is dedicated to increasing the tech industry’s diversity.
Ph.D student Yang Ju and Professor Iryna Dronova in Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning, and their co-authors, Qin Ma, PhD candidate at University California, Merced, and Xiang Zhang, research associate at Nanjing University, recently publ
In a recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle, Asturi talks about his influences, approach and how he avoids becoming complacent.
A recent study co-authored by Associate Professor of City & Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design Elizabeth Macdonald revisits the wind comfort standard, examining its effectiveness in promoting pedestrian comfort.
Last Friday, March 10, students from the College of Environmental Design led a discussion and peaceful protest against the Trump Administration’s proposed border wall in the Wurster Courtyard.
In a new paper published by the Terner Center for Housing Innovation, researchers examine off-site construction as an alternative production method that has significant potential to bring costs down.
Professor of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning Chip Sullivan was awarded the prestigious JB Jackson Book Prize this month for his most recent publication, Cartooning the Landscape.
The Architectural League’s annual Emerging Voices Award spotlights North American individuals and firms with distinct design “voices” that have the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design.
Professor of Architecture and Principal at IwamotoScott Architects Lisa Iwamoto and Professor Emeritus of Architecture and Principal of Natoma Architects Stanley Saitowitz were guests on last week’s issue of City Visions.
Last month at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2017 annual meeting in Boston, researchers revealed some of the latest developments in digital fabrication in architecture, including 3D printing.
In an article written in The Conversation, Professor Emeritus Michael Dear discusses the transborder politics and vital connections between Americans and Mexicans living at the border.
College of Environmental Design alumnus Paul Vitale (MCP ‘63) and his wife Kathleen Vitale (BA Art Practice ‘61) are this year’s winners of the USAID Alumni Association's Alumni of the Year Award.
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) announced in February that alumnus Roger Schluntz (M.Arch ‘68) will receive the designation of ACSA Distinguished Professor.
According to Professor of City & Regional Planning Karen Chapple, communities as a whole remain unaffected or are even negatively targeted by the insular nature of tech campuses.
According to Associate Professor Kristina Hill, if California's winter storms are an indication of what is to come for the Bay Area, city leaders and officials need to act quickly.
MCP student Christelle Rohaut and her mentor, Associate Professor Malo Hutson, were awarded the 2017 Schmidt MacArthur Fellowship.
For the first time in history, the American Institute of Architects California Council (AIACC) honored California based partners and alumni Betsey Olenick Dougherty (B. Arch '72, M.Arch '75) and Brian Dougherty (A.B. Arch '72, M.Arch '75) as co-recipients
Architecture alums Vishaan Chakrabarti and Chris Leong were feature in Curbed's list of 16 architects who spoke about facing race-related challenges in the field.
QS ranks UC Berkeley's Architecture Program #4 out of 200 programs across 6 continents in 2017.
According to Professor Emeritus of City & Regional Planning Michael Dear, the reality is that a wall, no matter how “big,” how “beautiful,” and how “ahead of schedule” Trump builds it, cannot be an effective enforcement tool.
Renowned Bay Area architect John Field, FAIA, passed away in February at the age of 87. Field exemplified the creative and entrepreneurial spirit that shaped the environment of the San Francisco Bay Area for over half a century.
For arch alumna Mia Zinni, building a career in architecture has always gone hand-in-hand with her mission to empower women. Since graduating with honors from the CED, she has focused on a design approach that uses architecture to design safe spaces.
UCLA campus architect and CED alumnus Jeff Averill (M.Arch '82) passed away last week after a six-year battle with cancer.
Professor of Architecture Rene Davids’ article, “Working With the Lay of the Land,” was featured in the Fall 2016 issue of the Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies and reflected the themes and ideas presented in his most recent book.
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Professor of City & Regional Planning Daniel Rodriguez, as part of a team of five researchers, contributed to a study on the effect of key development and expansion of an off-road, multipurpose trail system in Minneapolis.
Professor Kondolf and alumnus Pedro Pinto published an article comparing and contrasting the environmental changes, framework and implications of two urban estuaries: the San Francisco bay and the Tagus Estuary in Lisbon, Portugal.
With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the multidisciplinary team of researchers is engineering solar panel technology that makes greywater reusable while creating thermal energy in the process.
College of Environmental Design alumna Vanna Whitney (M.Arch ‘98) AIA, was promoted to the position of senior associate at San Francisco-based architecture firm Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects (LMSA).
CED alumnus Herb Childress (BA Arch ‘89) wrote an article titled “The Confessions -- and Confusions -- of a First-Generation Scholar” in Inside Higher Ed this week describing his experience as the first academic in his family.
Opening MAY 24; an exhibition of contemporary photographs that trace the 60-year career of legendary Bay Area landscape architect Lawrence Halprin will go on a national tour — with San Francisco as the first stop.
A food hub that’s part garden, part kitchen, Nest We Grow’s primary purpose is to bring the community together to store, prepare and enjoy local foods in a welcoming and festive atmosphere that touches all five senses.
A local non-profit community development corporation founded by College of Environmental Design alumni Michael Sigala (MCP ‘97) and Marisa Sigala (BA Arch ‘95, MCP ‘97), is beginning work on the first mixed-income senior living community in California.
CED alumnus William E. Finley (BA City & Regional Planning ‘49, MCP ‘51), the first person to graduate from UC Berkeley with a Master's in City & Regional Planning, passed away on January 25 at the age of 93.
With the future so uncertain, many transportation researchers have advised elected officials and planners to start designing flexible transportation systems that will be able to adapt to changing circumstances.
Building a wall between the US-Mexico border was one of Donald Trump’s campaign promises, which has now led to an executive order mandating its construction. This, according to Professor Emeritus Michael Dear, could worsen security issues.
For all the time and money sunk into its new headquarters, some in the architecture and design communities question whether Apple has focused on the right end.
The Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning department announce the 2017 Thomas Church Memorial Design competition winners.
At a moment in our nation’s politics when chaos is the new normal, Monday evening’s panel discussing “Cities in the Age of Trump” expressed their gloom, hope, what-ifs and pragmatic advice while discussing the local impacts of a Trump presidency.
Over the course of the winter break, eight LAEP graduate students traveled to the city of Portoviejo, Ecuador to create new, sustainable scenarios for rebuilding the areas surrounding the city’s main river, el Rio Portoviejo.
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College of Environmental Design alumna Merilyn Rovira (MCP ‘83) was recently elected as the nonprofit Princeton Family YMCA’s first female chair. Rovira has been a member of the YMCA’s board of directors since 2011.
College of Environmental Design alumnus and University of Toronto President Meric Gertler was recently appointed to the Board of Waterfront Toronto, the public agency tasked with administering revitalization projects along the city’s waterfront.
As campus struggles to house an influx of students, UC Berkeley’s housing task force has drawn up nine potential locations for new student housing, one of which is People’s Park, the site of the historic “Bloody Thursday” protest and clash in 1969.
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) has announced a $500,000 gift to UC Berkeley’s Terner Center for Housing Innovation; a two-year grant meant to help generate long-range solutions to the Bay Area’s housing predicament.
The 2016 American Institute of Architects California Council (AIACC) end-of-year Design Awards, one of the most prestigious design competitions in the state, recognized College of Environmental Design faculty and alumni for their work.
We are saddened to announce the passing of College of Environmental Design alumnus and city planner Walter Cohen (BA Individual Major ‘72) who died of cancer on January 11. He was 67.
Kennedy & Violich Architecture was named one of four finalists for the 2017 Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA) Design Award’s People’s Choice Award for its design of the Tozzer Anthropology Building at Harvard University.
In an effort to continue work on former President Barack Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper program, Mayor Libby Schaaf has hired alumnus and lecturer Ricardo Huerta Niño as the city’s first director of collective impact.
Throughout the Spring 2017 semester, the team of Sullivan and Stroman will be exploring their shared interest in film and landscape design.
In recognition of his contribution to London’s transportation infrastructure, Transport for London dedicated a London Overground train in honor of the late Professor Emeritus of City & Regional Planning Sir Peter Hall.
The department of Architecture at the College of Environmental Design has announced Laurel Broughton as the spring 2017 recipient of the Howard A. Friedman Visiting Professorship. Broughton is a designer and academic who explores narrative, material cultu
The United States Consulate General Curacao and the Curacao Development Institute hosted a welcome reception for Professor of Architecture & Urban Design Harrison Fraker to explore sustainable resource plans for the island.
Studio H, an in-school design-and-build program, hopes to teach all school kids the kinds of skills they’ll need to thrive, like ground-up problem solving. The program was co-founded by CED alumna Emily Pilloton (BA Arch '03).
DesignIntelligence has recognized Louise Mozingo, Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Design, on its list of 25 Most Admired Educators for 2017.
The CED Archives has recently launched a new Virtual Collections website. View the Blake Garden maps, renderings and images now available online.
Elizabeth City, North Carolina has hired College of Environmental Design alumnus Matthew Schelly (MCP/MLA ‘95) to direct the city’s revamped Community Development Department this month.
College of Environmental Design alumnus and Professor Emeritus of Architecture Richard Fernau (M.Arch ‘74) and alumna Laura Hartman (M.Arch '78) of Fernau & Hartman Architects led the restoration of the 150-year-old barn, which won two design honor awards
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the momentous Summer of Love, the BAMPFA will launch an expansive exhibit exploring the intersection of radical art, architecture and design generated by the counterculture movement of the 1960s and early 1970s.
IwamotoScott Architecture is awarded the 2017 AIA National Award for Interior Architecture for its design of the Pinterest headquarters in San Francisco.
As a trained architect serving in the senior management of a department made up mostly of engineers, Weintraub is known informally as L.A.’s chief architect.
This spring, the Center for the Built Environment (CBE) at UC Berkeley will celebrate two decades of research that’s yielded a broad and valuable body of knowledge, innovation, publications, and industry impacts.
In an interview with the San Jose Mercury News, Metcalf discusses the San Francisco Bay Area's housing crisis and some strategies that might fix it.
PhD Candidate in the Department of City & Regional Planning Geoff Boeing's new data visualization tool allows viewers to analyze data about physical characteristics of city streets.