In 2016, one of the world’s premier architecture awards, the Pritzker Prize, was given to an architect known primarily for social housing projects. The award illustrates that not only for designers, but around the world, housing has become a top priority for urban planners and government officials. In California, 170 cities adopted affordable housing policies […]
UrbDeZine panel author Sandhya Sood, AIA, founding principal of Accent Architecture+Design in the San Francisco Bay Area was presented with a proclamation by Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates honoring her “emphasis on sustainable design and building” and her “raising awareness of the relevance of Julia Morgan’s work and the shared architectural heritage of our city and […]
The Campanile at the University of California, Berkeley, will be turning 100 years old next year -for those that do not already know. To celebrate this special centennial occasion the school is planning several events around summertime culminating in the 2015 Homecoming celebration (LaDawn Duvall, Campus Executive Director of Visitor and Parent Services).
While I was a graduate student at UC Berkeley studying architecture, ideas were always buzzing around; at design charrettes, guest lectures and of course, at the dining table. International House, where I lived, was home to residents from eighty countries enrolled in various academic programs. Our insatiable thirst for learning extended to coffee hours and […]
The Occupy Movement is alive and well in the Bay Area. Since April 20 (Earth Day), Occupy Oakland, Occupy Cal, and Occupy SF have had a new neighbor – Occupy the Farm. These students, professors, neighbors, and activists-turned farmers have set up a small and growing working farm. These 14 acres of University-owned agricultural land […]
UC Berkeley is planning a new home for its Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. The museum had a community open house Thursday to unveil the design for the planned facility to the public, according to a press release.
re:Streets: Inclusive Design for the Public Realm Streets have traditionally been used to move people and goods from place to place and as a conduit for utilities. In recent years, everyone from planners and urban designers to engineers, environmentalists and disability advocates has been thinking about how streets can improve the livability of the urban […]