Heather McGhee, internationally recognized political commentator, activist and strategist, announced as the CED Class of 2021 commencement speaker.
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.
Immerse yourself in architecture, urban design, sustainable city planning, landscape architecture and fabrication this summer!
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.
Dean Chakrabarti sits down with "The Edge" podcast to ponder what future cities will look like in light of the pandemic -induced wave and possibility of remote work. "The Edge" is a production of California magazine and the Cal Alumni Association.
The Oakland-based studio, led by Professor Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, will host a virtual project visit, featuring one of the partners' most recent projects, MUD Frontiers / Casa Covida, as well as informal conversation on Nov. 5 at 7PM EST.
Elnaz Bailey and Haripriya Sathyanarayanan, architecture Ph.D. students and researchers at Professor Luisa's Caldas’ XR Lab, have recently been named recipients of multiple campus and national awards involving AR and VR technology.
"This is a new day at CED. I couldn't be more excited or passionate about what this day brings." Watch Dean Chakrabarti's Reunion and Parent's Homecoming address and Q+A. Thanks to all of the alumni who attended last weekend!
"Landscape architecture and environmental design is an incredibly important, fascinating and also incredibly complex field. Entering this area becomes more than a profession - it becomes a vocation, a mindset, a lifestyle."
This Fall 2020, 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.
Abdul-Mateen graduated from CED's undergraduate architecture program in 2011. Born in New Orleans, the actor is also familiar to the Bay Area where he went to high school and spent post-grad life before leaving for L.A. to pursue acting.
The Olmsted Scholars Program recognizes and supports students with exceptional leadership potential who are using ideas, influence, communication, service, and leadership to advance sustainable planning and design and foster human and societal benefits.
Sponsored by Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design Diversity Fund, the three-day event included more than 20 participants, some as young as age 6 and from local elementary schools.
“The grant serves as both catalyst and mandate for structural changes towards equity in our departmental pedagogy and infrastructure that will lead to inclusivity and diversity in the field of architecture," said Architecture Chair, Renee Chow.
DCRP is thrilled to offer their own department swag online for the first time! Support the Planning Students Association and the Berkeley Urban Studies Student Association by rocking their brand new, student-designed logo!
Cooper is an assistant professor in the Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning department. Currently, she is on remote research leave as a Mellon Fellow in Urban Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C.
Aaron Betsky reviews Neyran Turan's, Associate Professor of Architecture, compelling new monograph, "Architecture as Measure" in Architect Magazine
Meet Deborah McKoy, a lecturer in City & Regional Planning, the Executive Director of the Center for Cities + Schools and our first fall faculty feature! Fun fact: McKoy is a UC Berkeley alumna as she earned her Ph.D. Education Policy at Cal in 2000.
The prestigious Silver SPUR Awards recognize outstanding individuals whose achievements exemplify the highest aspirations of the San Francisco Bay Area. Bonner is an an architect and planner known for leading the redevelopment of the city of Emeryville.
From September 25-28, Emma Tracy (SED '20) and Natalie Musick invite the community to participate in Berkeley's Dia de Madonnari, a street chalk art festival. In-progress and finalized works will be displayed on the project's virtual gallery.
Associate Director for Berkeley's Center for the Built Environment and Architecture Professor, Gail Brager joined hosts Kira Gould and Lindsay Baker, CED alumna, to discuss her work at CBE as well as "meaningful mentorship and the power of collaboration"
This exhibit invites a new understanding of Catherine Bauer’s contributions to the modern housing movement by looking through the lens of photography. Bauer was an American public housing pioneer and the spouse of William Wurster, namesake of Wurster Hall
An interview with Benjamin Ulrey (M.C.P. '22), one of the members of the Slow Streets project, another summer paid-internship experience initiated by the DCRP Summer Projects Program
This summer, six students, in collaboration with CED alumni, aided Berkeley's Office of Economic Development in helping local businesses and services navigate pandemic-related challenges. Read about one of the projects DCRP set up as internships halted.
The CED Admissions Ambassadors are excited to welcome incoming students to the college for the Fall 2020 semester!
Space Industries, led by four Architecture alumni, is a California-based design firm "interested in what architecture is and more interested in what it can do: provoke change."
The project involves large-scale architectural work with 3D printing, that simultaneously examines the past while presaging potential building techniques of the future, in a sophisticated blend of cultural anthropology and speculative architecture.
The grant awards include monetary and in-kind support for projects that engage emerging technologies. Rael and co-recipient, Virginia San Fratello, plan to use the grant to reexamine Indigenous mud-based building materials through 21st-century robotics.
Election to the ASLA Council of Fellows is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members and is based on their works, leadership/management, knowledge, and service.
A little over one year ago, the Environmental Design Archives successfully exceeded their fundraising goal that enabled Edith Heath: Philosophies. Now, the EDA is working intently on editing the third design draft for its fall publication. Stay tuned!
"Nearly 15 years after earning an M.Arch degree from the University of California, Berkeley College of Environmental Design, architect, educator, and author Vishaan Chakrabarti has taken the reins of the college as its new Dean." Archinect News writes.
Lecturers, James Leng (B.A. Arch '07) and Jennifer Ly (B.A. Arch '07), and Professor Greg Castillo were recently named recipients of the 2020 Graham Foundation Grant. This year the Foundation awarded $320,800 to 52 projects, according to their website.
"Tomás McKay (M.L.A '17), Kushal Lachhwani (M.L.A '16) and Pablo Alfaro’s (M.L.A '16) winning project 'The Mantle and the Plinth' for the public park in Pachacamac, Peru integrates heritage and ecology in its design."
"As we talked with restaurant owners, we learned how much they were suffering due to the closures...We didn't want to just stand by and watch our favorite restaurants disappear, so we started designing low cost flexible outdoor spaces," Abby Yue Gao said.
On July 25 and 26, CED Faculty and Alum Jason Campbell (M.Arch), Kevin Bernard Moultrie Daye (M.Arch ‘18), Brenda (Bz) Zhang (M. Arch ‘19), and Celeste Martore (B.A. SED ‘17) participated in UTOPIAA— a virtual global festival for radical architectural vis
Our tumultuous world needs to be infused with hope for all as we fight to remake the future of human habitation...and because of who we are and what we stand for, we, my friends, are the tip of the spear.
Jain, a spring 2020 CED graduate, won recognition for her capstone thesis, “Identity Politics and Cultural Placemaking: The Americanization of Portsmouth Square, San Francisco, CA”. The prize is open to students from various departments and disciplines.
A 1964 graduate of CED's Master of Architecture Program, Allen passed away on July 7. Throughout his lifetime, Allen was an influential, decorated architect, educator, and author.
Emily B. Marthinsen, John J. Parman, and Richard Bender ditch the binary of place and placeless, using the pandemic as a time to reframe and rethink how the university can best support the relationships that advance knowledge, whether in person or at home
Support the latest publication of the Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning Student Journal. Issue 09: Onward features a myriad of voices-- such as international architects, CED alumni and current Berkeley students.
On July 13, Self-eSTEM kicked off their first Virtual STEM Exploration Camp, themed "Adapting to a Virtual World." Young participants learned first-hand about environmental design, smart cities, autonomous cars and micro-mobility and AR/VR technology.
"My interest lies in how we can more broadly measure the built environment impact, both positive and negative, and how can we use this knowledge creatively to start envisaging a different approach to our built environment."
DCRP Professor Teresa Caldeira and Judit Carrera discuss the future of cities with a lens on the global south, presented by the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona.
On July 5, 2020, 60 Minutes re-aired the story of architecture alumnus and former CED lecturer, Chris Downey— whose career in architecture did anything but halt despite the loss of his sight from a 2008 brain tumor surgery.
"What's Wrong With: The Podcast" sits down with Dean Chakrabarti for an all-encompassing Q&A about Chakrabarti's non-linear career, sustainable design, advice to future architects, and more.
In a recent NYT opinion piece, VIshaan Chakrabarti and his practice, PAU, reimagine the streets of Manhattan and possibly all of America. One of the biggest changes in PAU's proposal for the most densely populated borough: a ban of private automobiles.
In this time of growing anxiety and uncertainty, on behalf of CED, we want to let our international students and scholars know that you are valued members of our community.
Karen Chapple, Director of UDP and Chair and Professor of the Department of City & Regional Planning, discusses how her team is mapping out how cities are becoming more exclusionary
Catch up with the newest member of the Architecture faculty as he discusses his professional practice, teaching, and his appeal to CED in a Q&A.
Karen Chapple, professor and chair of city and regional planning, will lead an interdisciplinary project to track housing evictions during and after the outbreak in an effort to better understand housing precarity and to inform public policy regarding U.S
The Ghost Ship tragedy has raised concerns about Oakland’s industrial and warehouse DIY spaces, which are unique and affordable live-work spaces belonging to the community’s artists, makers, and other producers of culture.
Gary has taught generations of architects and engineers in structural design while maintaining his practice, Integrated Structures, Inc.