ENV DES 201 2007
As the first class in the program, the urban places design studio introduces incoming students to the San Francisco Bay Area and to the range of scales that are common in urban design practice. We begin by learning to understand the constructed and natural elements of the region and ask how changes to metropolitan form can be directed. In the first assignment we laid transects starting at the Campanile on the Berkeley campus, projecting in straight lines along the cardinal directions towards the edges of the metropolitan region. For the second assignment the studio took on an inner city site in need of restructuring. For the third and final assignment students worked on a streetscape master plan for San Francisco.