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Frameworks Fall 2012 Edition - now available online


The 2012 issue of CED's Frameworks is now available online.

The current issue features articles by Professor of City and Regional Planning Michael Dear, Professor of Architecture and Urban Design René Davids, Professor of Architecture Margaret Crawford, CED Dean Jennifer Wolch, plus additional features on an urban planning studio project, and CED alumni, including Bob Lalanne and 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award winner John Wong.

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Bay Bridge Design and Aesthetics

Thursday, November 29, 2012   |   6:00 - 8:00 pm   |   Bay Theater at the Aquarium of the Bay, Pier 39, San Francisco

Students and faculty are invited to this free lecture hosted at the Aquarium of the Bay in San Francisco. Attendees will get the chance to meet the designers and architects behind the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and find out how they came up with such an innovative design for this iconic structure. Join Clive Endress, Senior Landscape Architect, and Donald MacDonald of Donald MacDonald Architects as they discuss the design concept behind California’s largest public works project.



Landscapes of the Western Imagination

November 5 - November 30, 2012   |   Monday to Friday 10AM - 2PM   |   Wurster Hall Gallery

Landscapes of the Western Imagination

This exhibition brings together four distinct viewpoints of landscape expression, each influenced by the Western experience. By exploring and representing their work in artistic form, the four practitioners exhibited here serve to blur the lines between art and landscape architecture. Their pieces, crafted in four different mediums, offer viewers an opportunity to re-evaluate their own perceptions of the landscapes they inhabit and to appreciate the broad variations that landscape art can take.

Justine Holzman is a landscape architect and artist who explores questions about generation of form, functionality and human interaction with the built environment. Karl Kullmann is a landscape architect and urban designer who investigates the poetic limits of landscape design. Chip Sullivan is an artist and landscape architect who maintains a lifelong commitment to exploring the potential of the garden to create sustainable environments. Ron Wigginton is an artist and landscape architect, born and raised on America’s West Coast. Throughout his career, he has consistently operated as both painter and designer, bridging the boundaries between the two disciplines.


Sandhya Sood, AIA: Houses that Work, Houses that Grow: Learning from Julia Morgan

Tuesday, December 18, 2012   |   6:00 - 8:00 pm   |   AIASF, 130 Sutter Street, Suite 600, San Francisco

California’s first woman architect, Julia Morgan led a proficient practice in San Francisco for almost half a century from 1904 onwards with over 700 buildings to her credit. She also designed many houses in the regional tradition of the San Francisco Bay Area that have endured a century of habitation, absorbing changing lifestyles and culture over the decades. Presenting slides of photographs and drawings that have rarely been seen or published, this lecture will evaluate Morgan’s successful house designs to examine their timeless qualities and spatial attributes that make them so livable, usable and sustainable over time.

Sandhya Sood, AIA (M.Arch '99) is a California registered, award winning architect and Principal of Accent Architecture+Design, founded in 2003. Her multicultural experience as a practicing architect has contributed to her global understanding of the relevance of history in contemporary architecture and urbanism. Her work integrates new with re-use and modern with sustainable practices of traditional typologies.


Hidden Engineer: The Designs of Julia Morgan

September 10 - December 17, 2012   |   9:00 - 5:00 pm   |   Volkmann Reading Room, Environmental Design Library

Julia Morgan was a pioneer throughout her professional life. The first woman to enter and complete an education at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, she later designed Hearst Castle, and left more than 700 buildings throughout California and the West. Among other reasons, she is notable for having designed so many women-commissioned projects. This exhibit is mounted in conjunction with the Landmarks California Commission’s Julia Morgan 2012 celebration, and re-examines some of Julia Morgan’s most influential designs, using material from the Environmental Design Archives, Visual Resources Collection, and Environmental Design Library. Exhibit Curated by M. Hambro. Exhibition Committee: A. Sanchez & W. Lowell.


Kenneth P. Green Sr. Photography: DeFremery Park

September 2012 - February 2013 | 9:00am - 5pm | The Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities

As staff photographer for the Oakland Tribune between 1968-1982, Kenneth P. Green Sr. captured in the still image some of the most dramatic and dynamic social changes occurring not only in Oakland, but in our time. His work reflects the best of both photojournalism and photography – a chronicle of the here and now, and a collection of personal portraits that illustrate the timeless, human side of the people involved. This exhibition highlights early photographs taken at DeFremery Park in Oakland, a center for community organizing, an important base for the Black Panther Party and for the nascent Black student movement that was taking place at Laney and Merritt Colleges.

In the News


Speak Easy: Frederic Schwartz, Designer Pages, 13 November 2012

CED alum Frederic Schwartz, FAIA was recently featured in a video segment on Designer Pages. In the video Schwartz discusses his inspiration and thoughts on the design process. Designer Pages was created to reshape the way the architecture and design industries do business by building tools that help designers find great products and connect with manufacturers that produce them.

Photo: Designer Pages

Opening of Oakville Grocery, Avila Design, 9 November 2012

Avila Design, led by David Avila (B.A. Arch '82), announced the opening of the new Oakville Grocery which has been a Napa Valley landmark for over 130 years and is California's oldest continually operating grocery store. The restoration marks the first phase of site wide improvements planned for the historic and cultural landmark. New interior finishes and fixtures were added to enhance the original aesthetic of the sales area. With this modernization the grocery hopes to meet the needs of its new generation of customers.

Photo: Avila Design


Firm Update, Martinez + Cutri, 8 November 2012

Martinez + Cutri Architects is known for their work in education, hospitality, and housing projects in urban settings. Co-led by Anthony G. Cutri (MArch '78) the firm's work on Ten Fifty B and 11th and Broadway have received attention. Ten Fifty B in downtown San Diego received a Gold LEED certification and other awards. Martinez + Cutri is currently working on 11th and Broadway in San Diego which will be completed in 2014.

Photo: Martinez + Cutri

Martinez + Cutri

Mithun and Solomon Merge, Mithun.com, 7 November 2012

Mithun, an architecture, landscape architecture, planning and interior design firm, and Daniel Solomon Design Partners (DSDP), an urban design and urban housing firm, announced on November 1st a merger of the two. Daniel Solomon Design Partners' three principals, Daniel Solomon FAIA, Anne Torney AIA, LEEP AP, and John Ellies AIA, RIBA, are now partners at Mithun. Solomon, Torney, Ellisa and their staff join Mithun principals Sandy Mendler, AIA, LEED AP, Antonio Pares, AIA, LEED AP, and Roger Gula, AIA, LEED AP and staff in Mithun's San Francisco office. The move combines the firms' capabilities in the design for urban residential, mixed use, office, civic, cultural, academic, and institutional clients to meet demand for livable, sustainable clients worldwide.

Photo: Mithun/Solomon

Mithun Solomon

Lia Cook in PBS "Craft in America", SFGate, 7 November 2012

Award-winning textile artist Lia Cook (MA Art and Design '73) was included in an episode of PBS' "Craft in America" series. The Peabody Award-winning series aims to explore, preserve, and celebrate the role of craft in American tradition with each episode focusing on one aspect of craft, like community, memory or process. Cook's segment features the crossroads of craft and fine art, weaving, photography, textiles, and brain science.

Photo: Liz Hafalia, The Chronicle / SF

Lia Cook

Sylvia Senior Russell (1928-2012), NY Times, 6 November 2012

Sylvia Senior Russell was born in San Francisco, CA. She attended the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico where she married David J. Russell. She and her family then moved to Berkeley where she dedicated her time and talents as an editor, artist, and organizer to the Berkeley Friends Meeting and to the UC Berkeley Department of Architecture for many years. Russell was also a cook, photographer, and technophile.

Photo: NY Times

Academic Discourse, Architectural Record, November 2012

In a review of Joan Ockman's book on architectural education Academic Discourse Aleksandr Bierig discusses Avigail Sachs, who completed a doctoral degree at CED in 2009, and Joan Ockman's essay on the period between 1920 and 1968. This particular piece indicates the trend of continued desire and failure of architecture to engage social and political issues substantively in the period 1920-1968. The book aims to “open up as many avenues as possible for future inquiry and, in doing so, to work against the tendency to produce a canonical history.”

Photo: Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture

Steinberg Architects Achieves New Mexico's First LEED Gold Certification for Student Housing Complex, Steinberg Architects, 19 October 2012

Steinberg Architects' Chamisa Village Phase II (completed in 2011), a 127,000-square-foot residential complex at the New Mexico State University (NMSU) campus was certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council. The LEED certification recognizes buildings that are environmentally and socially responsible, healthy and prosperous. The Chamisa Village Phase II's recycled insulation, water collection system that collects water, low-e glazed windows, R-19 wall insulation, R-30 roof insulation and high efficacy lighting that reduces energy consumption are elements that contributed to its LEED Gold certification.

Photo: Steinberg Architects



Assistant Professor de Monchaux Receives Art Book Prize

Assistant Professor of Architecture and Urban Design Nicholas de Monchaux's book Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo (MIT) was recently selected for the shortlist of the Art Book Prize. Previously known as the Banister Fletcher Prize, The Art Book Prize is administered by the Authors' Club and awarded annually to the best book on art or architecture published in English. The prize will be announced at Victoria Miro Gallery on November 22.

CASA alumni Awards Esparza / Del Campo / Escobar Scholarships to CED students

The Chicano Architectural Student Association's (CASA) alumni recently awarded and celebrated the Esparza / Del Campo / Escobar Awards scholarships. The scholarships recognize excellent academic performance and provide critical financial resources for students to succeed in pursuing their dreams at CED. Six prizes were awarded to undergraduate / graduate students. Congratulations to all of the recipients.

  • Silvia Perez (BA Arch '13): Merit Award
  • Isvet Paz (BA Arch '13): Antonia Escobar Women in Design Prize
  • Ana Tenorio (BA L. Arch '12): Esparza Undergraduate Prize
  • Abigail Muņoz (BA Urban Studies '13): Esparza Undergraduate Prize
  • Casena Campbell (MLA '13): Del Campo Graduate Student Prize
  • Lisbeth Mora (M. Arch '13 Columbia University; BA Arch '09): Del Campo Graduate Student Prize

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