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.
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.
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.
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.
Susan Hagstrom, Undergraduate Advising Director at the College of Environmental Design, was honored in December with the Mary Slakey Howell Excellence in Advising Award.
The Center for Independent Living (CIL) will recognize Professor of Architecture and City & Regional Planning Raymond Lifchez on January 23, 2018 with the Ed Roberts Award.
A new book, edited by six leaders in the environmental design field all from CED, offers fresh insights for creating meaningful dialogue between designers and communities.
College of Environmental Design alumna Karoleen Feng (MCP ‘02) has played a key role in turning MEDA from an idealistic aspiration into a major player in the neighborhood’s housing scene.
In a departure from its highly secretive ways, Pixar brought in political cartoonist and College of Environmental Design alumnus Lalo Alcaraz (M.Arch ‘92) to help guide the film to its glory.
“The worst possible hits were taken out of the bill,” said Carolina Reid, Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning at the College of Environmental Design. But, she added, “It does nothing to actually promote affordable housing.”
College of Environmental Design undergrad Julia Isabel Martinez Rivera's (B.A. LAEP ‘19) third consecutive night in the ring fighting towards the championship in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.
2017 has been a successful year for alumni of the College of Environmental Design, with a number of our accomplished alumni recently receiving promotions.
Chan presented the 30-year master plan for the development of the Malaysia Vision Valley, a new city for two million people.
CED undergraduate adviser Rhommel Canare was recently recognized as one of UC Berkeley's Outstanding New Advisors for his tireless work in mentorship, student advocacy, health, wellness and inclusiveness.
College of Environmental Design alumna Emily Marthinsen (M.Arch ‘80), AIA, Campus Architect and Assistant Vice Chancellor of Physical and Environmental Planning at the University of California, Berkeley will be retiring in January 2018.
College of Environmental Design alumna Melanie Crotty (M.C.P., M.Sc. Engineering ‘93) passed away in November. Crotty was the Director of Operations at the San Francisco Bay Area’s Metropolitan Transportation Commission.
College of Environmental Design student Jaime Lopez (M.C.P. ‘18) was part of a collaborative and multidisciplinary team that won the Haas Innovation Challenge, an annual full-day competition where students help find real-world solutions to a client’s prob
CED alumnus Sergio Montero Muñoz (M.C.P. ‘09) was recently awarded the Regional Studies Association (RSA) Routledge Early Career Award for his new book, co-authored with Professor Karen Chapple.
Assistant Professor of Architecture Neyran Turan’s architecture and design firm, NEMESTUDIO, received two honorable mentions in Architect’s Newspaper’s 2017 Best of Design Awards in the digital architectural representations category.
Three of this year’s ten winners are firms led by alumni of CED: Alan Tse (B.A. Arch ‘03, M.Arch ‘09) of Alan Tse Design; Thomas Robinson of LEVER Architecture (B.Arch ‘91); and Angela Delorenzo Arancibia (M.L.A. ‘13) of LAND Arquitectos.
Robert Cervero co-authored a new book emphasizing the importance of accessibility in city planning titled Beyond Mobility: Planning Cities for People and Places (Island Press, 2017).
Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning Richard Hindle published an article on the dynamic relationship between patents and complex earth systems of the Mississippi River.
The research team includes Charisma Acey, Assistant Professor of City & Regional Planning at the College of Environmental Design, who was a Co-Principal Investigator for the project.
David Baker Architects, the firm founded by CED alumnus David Baker, FAIA, (M.Arch ‘78), was recently awarded the Firm Achievement Award at the 2017 American Institute of Architects San Francisco (AIASF) Community Alliance Awards.
The Urban Displacement Project, which was co-founded by Professor of City & Regional Planning Karen Chapple, has recently been updated, thus illuminating the severity of the latest state of gentrification and displacement in the Bay Area.
Architects, policy makers and building owners often rely on green certification programs to achieve more sustainable and healthy built environments. But does simply achieving green certification translate into creating a more satisfactory interior space?
College of Environmental Design guest lecturer, former Berkeley Zoning Adjustments Board member, and urban planner George Williams died in his Berkeley home on November 6. He was 89.
This fall, the Environmental Design Archives hosted its second annual Form Follows Chair Design Competition which gave CED students the opportunity to design and construct a chair that defied the boundaries and constraints of conventional furniture.
Ghorbani's doctoral research explores how the culture of sanctions transforms architectural practices in Iran, and leads to new ways of imagining the city and the built environment.
A team composed of College of Environmental Design graduate students were selected as finalists for the Urban SOS: hOUR City Competition presented by AECOM and the Van Alen Institute.
Earlier this month, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announced a call to action for Oakland residents to open up their homes to individuals experiencing homelessness.
College of Environmental Design Professor Emeritus of Architecture Stanley Saitowitz is one of four recipients of the 2017 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Innovation Award for his work on the Garden Village apartment complex in Berkeley.
Professor Emeritus of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Joe McBride argues that effective wildfire risk reduction is difficult to coordinate.
At the Fast Company Innovation Festival, CED attendee Fred Dust says we can solve problems by designing new ways to talk with each other—rather than at each other.
Sullivan's exhibition is titled “Cartooning the Landscape: Art, Nature and Consciousness,” showcasing illustrations from the most recent edition of his same-titled book.
The winners of the 2017-18 Arcus/Places Journal Prize are Jack Halberstam, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, and Lucas Crawford, Assistant Professor of English at the University of New Brunswick.
Professor Crysler was selected as one of two recipients of the 2017 Chancellor's Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence and Equity.
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CED alumnus Richard Kamler (B.Arch ‘58, M.Arch ‘73), an artist-activist known for bringing art into prisons and the prison experience into museums, died on November 1 in San Francisco after a 12-year battle with thyroid cancer.
Carolina Reid, Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning at the College of Environmental Design, argues that the passing of this proposal would be “absolutely devastating” for California.
College of Environmental Design alumnus Jesse LeCavalier (M.Arch ‘03), founder of New Jersey-based firm LeCavalier R+D, was recently named one of five finalists of the 2018 Young Architects Program (YAP).
Karen Trapenberg Frick, Assistant Adjunct Professor of City & Regional Planning at the College of Environmental Design, published a commentary in the latest issue of Urban Planning titled "Plowshares or Swords? Fostering Common Ground Across Difference".
CED alumnus Dong-Ping Wong (B.A. Arch ‘01), co-founder of the architecture studio Family New York, has been changing the definition of what it means to be an architect for years.