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28 January, 2016
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DCRP Lecture Series: Gabriel Metcalf
CED Alumni Event
2016 Berkeley Circus Soirée
Saturday, March 5, 2016

Join us for the 2016 Berkeley Circus Soirée and celebrate the accomplishments of the CED community. Enjoy the Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony. See Jon Stryker ('89) receive the inaugural Catherine Bauer Wurster Award for Social Practice and hear a riveting keynote by Sidewalk Lab's Dan Doctoroff. We're thrilled that Charles Phan, Owner & Executive Chef of San Francisco's famed Slanted Door will be our celebrity chef at this event. There are a limited number of individual tickets now available at $95. Use the access code Soiree2016 when you purchase tickets here: https://www.regonline.com/2016soiree.

photo credit: Ian Parker

DCRP Lecture Series: Gabriel Metcalf
DCRP Lecture Series
Gabriel Metcalf: Democratic by Design
Thursday, January 28, 2016
112 Wurster Hall

Please join DCRP for a lecture by President & CEO of SPUR, Gabriel Metcalf. Drawing from his new book, Democratic by Design (St. Martin’s Press, 2015), Gabriel will discuss the history, theory, and practice of institution-building as a social change strategy, with a specific focus on cities as laboratories for change.

Hands-On 3: Artists’ Books and the Natural World
CED Lecture Series
Hands-On 3: Artists’ Books and the Natural World
Friday, January 29, 2016
210 Wurster Hall

Artist books often defy conventional “reading” involving the viewer through sight, touch, and physical manipulation. Too often though, these books are locked away in exhibit cases. Join the Environmental Design Library as they bring out 20 books you can explore through touch and turning the pages. Jonathan Gerken, a graduate of the UC Berkeley Visual Studies program, will discuss his work as a letterpress printer and book maker.

DCRP Lecture Series: Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem
DCRP Lecture Series
Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem: Hidden Architectures and Spatial Systems of Urban Division
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
305 Wurster Hall

Please join DCRP for a lecture by Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem. Abdelmonem, an architect and senior lecturer of architecture at the University of Wolverhampton, has led design studios and the BSc Course at Queen’s University Belfast. He also taught design studio and architecture theory at Sheffield University School of Architecture.

DCRP Lecture Series: Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem
CED Lecture Series
CED Alumni of Color Lecture: Kofi Bonner
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
112 Wurster Hall

Kofi Bonner serves as the President of Lennar Urban, LLC. Bonner is an Expert Advisor for the California Emerging Technology Fund. He is a 2015 recipient of CED's Distinguished Alumni Award. Bonner will address key issues facing urban development in the Bay Area. Reception at 5:30pm, Lecture at 6:30pm.

Sou Fujimoto
Arch Lecture
Sou Fujimoto: Discusses His Future Primitive Structures
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
112 Wurster Hall

Sou Fujimoto, based in Tokyo, is known for his “future primitive” structures that harmonize nature and built environments creating new visions for interior environments. Fujimoto is the 2014 recipient of the WSJ Magazine Innovator Award for Architecture.

/ News
CBE wins catalyst award
EHDD Receives Twenty-Five Year Award
January 22, 2016

The American Institute of Architects selected The Monterey Bay Aquarium, designed by EHDD for the Twenty-Five Year Award. This national award recognizes “architectural design of enduring significance conferred on a building project that has stood the test of time by embodying architectural excellence for 25-35 years.” John King (SF Chronicle Architecture Critic) notes the Aquarium joins a “rarefied circle that includes New York City’s Rockefeller Center and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.”

Summer [IN]STITUTE Student Proposal Gains Traction with City of Berkeley
The Tech to Expect in Architecture in 2016
January 19, 2016

Architect Magazine asked Associate Professor of Architecture Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, cofounders of Rael San Fratello, to identify which developments in architecture they anticipate the most in 2016. They cited research by CED Professors of Architecture, Simon Schleicher, M. Paz Gutierrez, and Nicholas de Monchaux as driving new technology this year.

Summer [IN]STITUTE Student Proposal Gains Traction with City of Berkeley
Summer [IN]STITUTE Student Proposal Gains Traction with City of Berkeley
January 19, 2016

Bike East Bay, a non-profit bicycle advocacy group, has launched a campaign to realize a Milvia Street redesign developed by a team of students enrolled in the [IN]CITY cohort of the 2016 Summer [IN]STITUTE.

Lalo Alcaraz adds distinctive lantino voice to new Fox Series “Bordertown”
Lalo Alcaraz Adds Distinctive Latino Voice To New Fox Series “Bordertown”
January 19, 2016

With immigration flaring as a central theme of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, this prime-time comedy relies on satire and biting humor to address some sensitive political issues. Lalo Alcarez  (M.Arch '91) is a contributing writer and consulting producer for the new comedy, "Bordertown."  

/ Research
Water, Waste, and Transportation Benefits of Green Buildings

This research report by the CREC Team, quantifies, for the first time, the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions co-benefits associated with water, waste and transportation usage in certified green commercial office buildings in California.

Remaking the San Francisco– Oakland Bay Bridge: A Case of Shadowboxing with Nature

Adjunct Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning Karen Trapenberg Frick chronicles the reconstruction of the Bay Bridge in her new book Remaking the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge (Routledge, 2016).

Opening a Dialog Between Disciplines

p[ART]icipatory Urbanisms is an innovative research project with both print and web-based publications supported by the Global Urban Humanities Initiative.

Does Transit-Oriented Development Need the Transit?

In an article published in the Journal of the American Planning Association, Daniel Chatman, Associate Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning, examines the environmental impact of transit-oriented developments.  He asks if rail access does in fact reduce driving as well as the environmental problems it causes.

/ Awards
Center for the Built Environment Wins Catalyst Energy Innovation Award

The Center for the Built Environment (CBE) was a winner at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Catalyst Energy Innovation Prize Demo Day held in December in Philadelphia, PA. The award includes funding to advance the work of Livable Analytics, an in-house venture, which provides a set of occupant survey tools to assess and understand occupant satisfaction and interaction

Andrew Atwood, First Office, named Best Young Architects of 2015

Architect's Newspaper named First Office, founded by Assistant Professor of Architecture Andrew Atwood and Anna Neimark as one of the best young architects in 2015. Built projects include a collaboration on the Pinterest headquarters, a One-Room House in Los Angeles, and a rehabilitation of a Shotgun House in Lexington, Kentucky.

Nest We Grow is #5 on ArchDaily’s Most Visited Project List

The Nest We Grow project, spear headed by Architecture Professors Dana Buntrock and Mark Anderson, came in at number five on this year's list of most visited projects at the ArchDaily website. Designed by a CED student architecture team, the project won top honors at the 4th LIXIL International University Architectural Competition.