June 25, 2019
The University of California, Berkeley, is launching an innovative advanced degree in design for emerging technologies. The new Master of Design (MDes) program is a 3-semester degree offered jointly by the College of Engineering and the College of Environmental Design. The College of Engineering's Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation will play a key role in developing and delivering the core curriculum for this new program.
November 13, 2018
Van Buren, award-winning architect and co-founder of Designing Justice + Designing Spaces, was awarded the prize in recognition of her pioneering work in the field of restorative justice and gender equity in architecture.
July 2, 2018
NEW MASTER IN REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT + DESIGN PROGRAM PUTS INNOVATIVE DESIGN, SUSTAINABILITY, AND EQUITY AT THE CENTER OF REAL ESTATE
UC Berkeley's College of Environmental Design (CED) has launched a unique 11-month Master’s program that revolves around a central mission: to build more sustainable, prosperous and equitable cities.
May 17, 2018
Bay Area design collective imagines floating neighborhoods, underwater highways and a flood-proof future
The All Bay Collective turns conventional planning ideas upside down with a new proposal that adapts the San Leandro Bay area to future sea-level rise and groundwater flooding. ABC co-developed the design proposal with representatives from eight community groups: East Oakland Collective, Oakland Climate Action Coalition, Scraper Bike Team, Merritt College Brower Dellums Institute for Sustainable Policy Studies, Planting Justice, HOPE Collaborative, East Oakland Building Health Communities, and Repaired Nations.
ABC proposes to create a Tidal City by floating whole urban neighborhoods in new saltwater lagoons and using excavated dirt to build landforms to protect these floating neighborhoods. “It may seem crazy to float cities in tidal ponds, but it makes sense in California. Floating foundations can keep us safer in dangerous earthquakes and the landforms around ponds can protect people from waves,” said Kristina Hill, associate professor at UC Berkeley.
Nov. 29, 2017
Architects, building engineers, policy makers and building owners often rely on green certification programs — such as LEED in the U.S. or BREEAM in the U.K. — to achieve more sustainable and healthy built environments. But does simply achieving green certification necessarily translate into creating a more satisfactory interior space in terms of indoor environmental quality? Read about this study co-authored by CED architecture professors.
August 28, 2017
The College of Environmental Design (CED) at the University of California, Berkeley announces the inception of an innovative advanced degree in real estate development.
August 25, 2017
New Undergraduate and Graduate Certificates in Global Urban Humanities will accelerate experiments in studying urban life by bringing together disciplines ranging from anthropology and architecture to music and rhetoric.
July 24, 2017
Dr. Anna Livia Brand joins the College of Environmental Design this fall as an Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning. Her research speciality is the intersection of race and space, specifically looking at historic black mecca neighborhoods and how they change through the processes of gentrification and resistance.
June 21, 2017
New International program for undergraduate students interested in developing their studies in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning and Sustainable Design to start in Fall, 2017.
June 15, 2017
The Environmental Design Archives (EDA) at the University of California, Berkeley, in collaboration with the Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), have been awarded an $82,000 grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
April 14, 2017
New Berkeley Certificate program offers UC Berkeley undergraduate students an introduction to the latest in design thinking as a critical and creative means to innovate, imagine and advance a globally just future.
April 13, 2017
Read the latest articles about what our alumni, faculty, and students have been up to in the spring edition of Frameworks, the College of Environmental Design's bi-annual alumni magazine.
April 6, 2017
UC Berkeley's College of Environmental Design announces the UC Berkeley Food Pantry as the embARC Summer Design Academy's 2017 community design build partner.
March 1, 2017
College of Environmental Design student Christelle Rohaut (MCP ‘18) and her mentor, Associate Professor of City & Regional Planning Malo Hutson, have been awarded the prestigious Schmidt MacArthur Fellowship, a year-long program that supports design, engineering and business endeavors relating to the circular economy.
March 1, 2017
January 25, 2017
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.
December 21, 2016
Slightly raising indoor temperatures and equipping office workers with smart fans saves significantly on overall office building energy costs while maintaining employee comfort, according to new research that could guide the design and operation of new and existing office buildings in the world’s tropical regions.
December 5, 2016
Part biographical account of the physical barrier dividing the United States of America from the United Mexican States, Borderwall as Architecture is also a protest against the wall and a projection about its future through a series of propositions.
December 5, 2016
Professor of Architecture Jean-Paul Bourdier’s newest book of photography, Body Unbound, continues his visual exploration of human existence through the physical, ethereal and our cultural ancestry.
October 26, 2016
Tiny House in My Backyard (THIMBY), an interdisciplinary team of College of Environmental Design and other UC Berkeley graduate and undergraduate students, won second place overall in the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) Tiny Home Competition.
September 26, 2016
San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) President and CEO, and College of Environmental Design alumnus Gabriel Metcalf (MCP ‘02) was recently named as the inaugural Robert S. Cornish Endowed Chair of Regional Planning.
September 13, 2016
Carme Pinós, an award-winning architect and educator, is the 2016 recipient of the Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Professorship and Prize, the University of California, Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design (CED) announced today.
September 6, 2016
A research team led by the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for the Built Environment plans to develop ways to integrate commercially available “smart” ceiling fans and communicating thermostats, and to evaluate how they may improve energy efficiency and comfort in multi-family residential and small commercial buildings.
August 24, 2016
The College of Environmental Design saw a number of faculty changes this summer.
July 7, 2016
Cooper, a landscape designer, urbanist and researcher, has joined the department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design as an Assistant Professor
July 7, 2016
Dr. Rodríguez to join the College of Environmental Design this fall as Chancellor’s Professor of City and Regional Planning.
June 21, 2016
The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announced Professor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Chip Sullivan as the 2016 recipient of the Jot D. Carpenter Teaching Medal for significant and sustained excellence in landscape architecture education.
June 21, 2016
Professor Chip Sullivan's new book features comics, vibrant illustrations on design aesthetics and landscape planning.
June 17, 2016
"Shaping Terrain" focuses on the ways existing geography has shaped postcolonial urbanism in Latin America.
April 18, 2016
UC Berkeley’s Global Urban Humanities Initiative will conduct four more years of interdisciplinary studies on cities and urban life, thanks to $1.5 million in renewed funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
April 13, 2016
The UC Berkeley Food Institute has given a DCRP Faculty team $50,000 to study new reforms in the Oakland Unified School District’s meal program in an effort that could help schools across the country.
March 17, 2016
Bo Chung (M.C.P '17) and his mentor Malo Hutson, Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning, are one of eighteen teams selected by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation for the fourth Schmidt MacArthur Fellowship.
March 3, 2016
Ethnography for Designers teaches architects and designers how to listen actively to the knowledge people have about their own culture according to Professor of Architecture Galen Cranz's new book.
February 24, 2016
Jon Stryker (M.Arch ’89), founder and president of the Arcus Foundation, is the first recipient of the College of Environmental Design’s Catherine Bauer Wurster Award for Social Practice. The award recognizes the significant achievements of a CED alumnus toward advancing social justice, environmental conservation, and fair urban development.
February 22, 2016
UC Center Announces The Winner of its Second Annual UCCS Bacon Public Lectureship and White Paper Competition
Professor Karen Chapple from the Department of City and Regional Planning, is announced as the second annual UCCS Bacon Public Lectureship and White Paper Competition.
February 9, 2016
The Department of Architecture welcomes our newest faculty member Neyran Turan as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture.
January 22, 2016
David Lehrer and Lindsey Graham of the Center for the Built Environment pitched a winning project at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Catalyst Energy Innovation Prize Demo Day held in December in Philadelphia, PA.