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 state.” [Read more…] about Berkeley Mayor Honors Architect and UrbDeZine Panelist Sandhya Sood
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). [Read more…] about Happy Birthday, Campanile!!
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 dinner, with enough food for thought to go around. [Read more…] about Celebrating Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas
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 sit in the middle of the quiet suburban City of Albany. The UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources uses the land for research, but intends to redevelop the property in 2013. The current proposal includes a Whole Foods and market-rate senior housing. [Read more…] about Taking Back the Right Tract
The museum had a community open house Thursday to unveil the design for the planned facility to the public, according to a press release. [Read more…] about Plan for New Berkeley Art Museum Unveiled
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 environment. What would streets be like if they truly accommodated people of all ages and abilities? [Read more…] about reThinking America’s Streets