UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design
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|Location||Berkeley, California, U.S.|
The College of Environmental Design, also known as the Berkeley CED, or simply CED, is one of 14 schools and colleges at the University of California, Berkeley. The school is located in Wurster Hall on the southeast corner of the main UC Berkeley campus. It is composed of three departments:
The CED is consistently ranked as one of the most prestigious design schools in the U.S. and the world. The Graduate Program in Architecture is currently ranked No. 4 in the world through QS_World_University_Rankings subject rankings. The Architecture program has also been recognized as the top public program by the journal 'DesignIntelligence' and is currently ranked No. 6 in the United States. The Urban Planning program is currently ranked No. 2 by Planetizen.
The School of Architecture at Berkeley was developed by John Galen Howard in 1894 followed by the School of Landscape Architecture which began instruction in 1913 and City Planning in 1948. In order to encourage an atmosphere of interdisciplinary study, the three schools were brought under one roof and the College of Environmental Design was founded in 1959 by, William Wurster, T.J Kent, Catherine Bauer, and Vernon DeMars. Originally, the school was located in North Gate Hall. Wurster Hall, the building which currently houses the college was built in 1964 and was designed by Joseph Esherick, Vernon DeMars, and Donald Olsen, members of the CED faculty.
One of the CED's early innovations during the 1960s was the development of the "four-plus-two" ("4+2") course of study for architecture students, meaning a four-year non-professional Bachelor of Arts in Architecture degree followed by a two-year professional Master of Architecture (M.Arch) degree. The 4+2 program was meant to address the shortfalls of the traditional 5-year professional Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) program, which many architecture educators felt was too rushed and neglected the undergraduate's intellectual development in favor of a strong emphasis on practical design knowledge. The 4+2 program allowed one to receive a broader education including exposure to the liberal arts as an undergraduate and thus a deeper and more thorough education in architectural design as a graduate student.
In 2009-2010, the College of Environmental Design marked its 50th anniversary with a year-long series of events that paid tribute to CED's history and legacy, and engaged the college community in a lively discussion about its future.
In March 2015, the college unveiled a 9' high 3D printed sculpture, entitled "Bloom", which was composed of an iron oxide-free Portland cement powder. This was the first printed structure of its type.
Alumni and faculty
- Hans Hollein, Pritzker Prize Laureate
- Kofi Bonner
- Arthur Brown, Jr., architect of the San Francisco City Hall
- Yung Ho Chang, head of the Department of Architecture at MIT
- Edward Cullinan, 2008 recipient of the RIBA Royal Gold Medal
- Charles M. Eastman, pioneer of CAD and BIM systems for architecture.
- Walter Hood
- Norman Jaffe
- Wes Jones
- Ray Kappe, founder of the Southern California Institute of Architecture
- G. Albert Lansburgh
- Julia Morgan, 2014 winner of the AIA Gold Medal and first woman graduate of the École des Beaux-Arts
- Irving Morrow, designer of the Golden Gate Bridge
- Robert Murase, noted landscape architect
- Gyo Obata, co-founder of global architecture firm, HOK)
- Eric Owen Moss, director of the Southern California Institute of Architecture
- Vladimir Ossipoff
- Ananya Roy
- Frederic Schwartz
- Edwin Lewis Snyder
- Marilyn Jordan Taylor, chairman of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Design
- Peter Walker
- Harvey Wiley Corbett
- Gwendolyn Wright
- Michael Woo, dean of the Cal Poly Pomona College of Environmental Design, and current Los Angeles planning commissioner.
- Ridwan Kamil, Mayor of Bandung, Indonesia
- Christopher Alexander, Professor Emeritus and developer of the Pattern Language
- Donald Appleyard
- Catherine Bauer
- Denise Scott Brown, partner in Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates
- Neil Denari
- Charles Eames
- Joseph Esherick, 1989 recipient of the AIA Gold Medal
- Sir Peter Hall
- John Galen Howard, founder of the Department of Architecture
- Allan Jacobs
- Spiro Kostof
- Aaron Marcus, graphic designer
- Richard L. Meier, sustainable planning expert
- Bernard Maybeck
- Erich Mendelsohn
- Roger Montgomery
- Charles Moore, 1992 recipient of the AIA Gold Medal
- Dell Upton
- Sim Van der Ryn
- The CED traces its history back to architecture instruction by Bernard Maybeck in 1894.
- See The Annual Report PDF for figures
- "DesignIntelligence Rankings".
- "The Top Schools For Urban Planners".
- ACSA Architecture Education brief: https://www.acsa-arch.org/students/education.aspx