Fall 2017 | Frameworks Alumni Magazine
We've switched to a digital-only format! Read what the College of Environmental Design's alumni, faculty, and students have accomplished in the past six months.
In this issue, you’ll find feature articles covering:
- The recent opening of Wurster Hall's new cafe Rice & Bones (pictured above), a partnership between the College and award-winning chef and former CED student Charles Phan of Slanted Door fame. Designed to serve the whole of the campus community, the cafe features an affordable menu of organic, locally-sourced items in a beautifully renovated setting.
- ”Aerial Reconnaissance,” Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning and Urban Design Karl Kullmann's latest essay on the benefits and nuances of mapping complex landscapes by aerial drones.
- A lively conversation between Professor Emeritus of City & Regional Planning Michael Dear and Israeli-French filmmaker Amos Gitai (Ph.D. Architecture '79). Gitai was a visiting professor this fall and led a seminar titled “Architecture & Film” which discussed parallels between documentary filmmaking and design.
- Student research by Ph.D. Candidate in Environmental Planning Daniella Hirschfield, whose work seeks to transform protective coastal infrastructures and create multifunctional landscapes that combat or mitigate the negative impacts of climate change.
- The extraordinary efforts of a group of middle schoolers, and their mentors Jeremiah Tolbert II (B.Arch. ’04) and Cameron Toler (B.Arch. ‘09), who organized the fourth running of the Fam 1st Architecture Camp this past summer. A parternship between the AIA East Bay and Fam 1st Family Foundation, the program exposes underserved middle-school youth to architecture, engineering, and construction.
- The vast and varied landscapes of the Berkeley campus, detailed in a new book titled “Trees of the Berkeley Campus” by Jim Horner (B.L.A. ’71) and Lorraine Freeland (M.C.P./M.L.A. ‘07).
- A Q&A with Anna Livia Brand, the Department of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning's newest faculty member on her latest research on historic black mecca neighborhoods.
- The establishment of the Friends of LAEP Student Support Fund, the latest endeavor by Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning Louise Mozingo. The fund aims to help relieve LAEP students’ financial strain while supporting the overarching goals of the university.
- Last, but not least, a letter from Dean Jennifer Wolch on the College's involvement with the Resilience by Design Challenge: Bay Area, a competition between 10 teams to imagine design solutions to combat climate change in the Bay Area. CED's collaborative and multidisciplinary team — the All Bay Collective — includes researchers, academics, and designers and is led by faculty members Kristina Hill and Nicholas de Monchaux. The collective has partnered with a variety of high-profile organizations including AECOM, CMG, and IDEO as well as our colleagues from the California College of the Arts.
You can access the Frameworks issue in full here.
Frameworks is an online-only bi-annual alumni magazine published by the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley.