2009 CED celebrates the 50th anniversary of the College of Environmental Design
CED celebrates the 50th anniversary of the College of Environmental Design.
2009 Summer [IN]stitutes
CED launches the Summer [IN]stitutes, post-baccalaureate career-discovery programs in architecture, landscape architecture, and sustainable city planning.
2009 Wurster Auditorium is refurbished
Wurster Auditorium is refurbished to include new carpeting, furniture, paint, and upgraded audio-visual technology.
2010 College administration services are reorganized
College administration services are reorganized to improve the student experience and faculty support. New Office of Undergraduate Advising is established, as well as a new Infrastructure & Information Technology division, leading to the renovation of departmental and staff offices, and renovations and technology upgrades for computer labs.2010
2010 The Arcus Chair
The Arcus Chair in Gender, Sexuality & the Built Environment is established by a $1 million gift from the Arcus Foundation (led by alumnus Jon Stryker). The chair focuses attention on environmental design that respects the difference in gender and sexuality and confronts inequity in city building.
2010 The Carmel P. Friesen Chair
The Carmel P. Friesen Chair in Urban Studies is endowed by a $1 million gift from alumni Carmel P. and Howard R. Friesen. The Friesen Chair supports faculty teaching and research on cities and urbanization.
2011 The first annual CED Circus
The first annual CED Circus is launched, an all-day, interactive event that highlights the extraordinary work produced by students and faculty and connects students with Distinguished Visiting Fellows – alumni and other professionals across the fields of environmental design.2011
2011 The Dean’s Advisory Council
The Dean’s Advisory Council is established, comprised of a select group of alumni and friends who care deeply about CED. Council members provide strategic planning advice and serve as ambassadors for the College.
2011 The new Wurster Gallery opens
The new Wurster Gallery opens with an exhibit on William Wurster’s Residential Architecture, curated by Professor of Architecture Emeritus Richard Peters and alumni Caitlin Brostrom.
2012 embARC Summer Design Academy
The embARC Summer Design Academy for high school students is created, bringing together high school students from diverse backgrounds to explore architecture, urban design and sustainable city planning.
2012 The David K. Woo Chair
The David K. Woo Chair in Environmental Design is established with a $1 million endowment to recognize and support the most eminent faculty from across the college.2012
2012 The Lalanne Chair
The Robert J. & Millicent C. Lalanne Chair in Real Estate Development, Architecture and Urbanism is established to provide the broad design perspective, interdisciplinary knowledge, and leadership skills needed to solve emerging urban development challenges.
2013 CED Frontiers
A college-wide, collaborative strategic plan process begins, resulting in CED Frontiers, articulating CED’s values and providing a roadmap for future distinction and impact.2013
2013 Deborah Burke Receives Berkeley-Rupp Professorship & Prize
Deborah Burke becomes inaugural recipient of the Berkeley-Rupp Professorship & Prize. Funded by a bequest from alumna Sigrid Rupp, the Professorship & Prize awards $100,000 biannually to an architect who has made a significant contribution to promoting the advancement of women in architecture, and whose work emphasizes sustainability and community.
2013 Design Innovation for Sustainable Cities (DISC)
The Design Innovation for Sustainable Cities (DISC*) Summer Program for undergraduates begins, an immersive five-week program that explores interdisciplinary and multi-scalar approaches to designing more sustainable urban environments.
2013 CED Career Services Office opens
CED Career Services Office opens, offering personalized career counseling, an annual CED Career Fair, and a wide variety of professional development workshops on topics such as licensure, internships, professional opportunities, alternative careers, and applying for graduate school.
2014 CED’s Digital Fabrication Lab opens
CED’s Digital Fabrication Lab, designed by CED alumnus Mark Cavagnero (Mark Cavagnero Associates Architects) with construction estimating support from alumnus Tom Mead (with his team from WebCor Builders), opens. The 1,500-square-foot lab houses a variety of 2D and 3D digitally controlled equipment.2014
2014 Sustainable Environmental Design is established
Sustainable Environmental Design, a new interdisciplinary undergraduate major program, is established and attracts a first-year cohort of 50 students, soon growing to over 100.
2014 Global Urban Humanities Initiative is launched
The Global Urban Humanities Initiative, funded by major grants from the Mellon Foundation, is launched. A partnership between CED and the Arts & Humanities Division, the Initiative promotes new theoretical paradigms, research methods, and pedagogical approaches to address challenges facing today’s global cities and regions.
2014 Geographic Information Science & Technology is established
A cross-campus graduate certificate and an undergraduate minor in Geographic Information Science & Technology is established, providing an academic structure for an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas around geospatial science.
2015 The Terner Center for Housing Innovation is founded
The Terner Center for Housing Innovation is founded by the Donald I. Terner Distinguished Professor of Affordable Housing and Urban Policy Carol Galante, former Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Assistant Secretary and Federal Housing Commissioner under President Obama. The Center leverages applied research and best practices to inform and advance innovation in the planning, financing, design, and development of the built environment.
2015 CED Diversity Platforms awards its first grants
The CED Diversity Platforms, a CED Frontiersinitiative, awards its first grants for co-curricular programs designed to support, highlight, and celebrate the diverse student body at CED and to communicate a strong commitment to inclusivity and equity in Wurster Hall.2015
2015 CED’s Materials Store opens
CED’s Materials Store opens, establishing a partnership between CED and the Educational Opportunity Program in the Division of Equity & Inclusion (EOP/DEI). The store operates as a service to CED students, offering a variety of building materials needed for classes, studios, and graduate research.
2016 Catherine Bauer Wurster Award for Social Practice
Jon Stryker receives the first Catherine Bauer Wurster Award for Social Practice, which recognizes the significant achievements of a CED alumnus toward advancing social justice, environmental conservation, and fair urban development.2016
2016 James R. Boyce Affordable Housing Studio
James R. Boyce Affordable Housing Studio program begins, aiming to give students the opportunity to work in interdisciplinary teams and learn from leading practitioners to design solutions targeting the affordable housing crisis.
2016 CED’s professional graduate programs are ranked #1
All three of CED’s professional graduate programs are ranked #1 among all public university peers.
2017 Wurster Hall gets a facelift
Wurster Hall gets a facelift, including a renovated 7th Floor (part of CED Frontiers’s Flex Studio Initiative), designed by alumnus Kevin Daly (KDA). CED’s Student Hub in Wurster’s second-floor lobby also opens,(designed by Professor Architecture Raveevarn Choksombatchai), and Rooms 170 and 172 are renovated (also designed by Choksombatchai and her students). These projects are made possible by philanthropic gifts from generous UC Berkeley alumni, with help from Herman Miller.2017
2017 Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation
A cross-campus undergraduate certificate, the Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation, is officially offered to students across the Berkeley campus.
2018 Global Leadership Executive Education Program begins
The Global Leadership Executive Education Program begins, a series of custom training courses developed for government and NGO clients worldwide on topics such as affordable housing, sustainable urbanism, and smart cities.
2018 Rice & Bones
A priority of CED Frontiers’ Networked Spaces Initiative, the new cafe, Rice & Bones, created by former CED Architecture student and renowned chef Charles Phan, opens along with the new Ong+Ong Plaza, made possible by a generous gift from alumnus Boon Tse Ong. .2018
2018 Wurster Auditorium’s sound system is redesigned
Wurster Auditorium’s sound system is redesigned by alumnus and acoustics faculty Charles Salter (Charles M. Salter Associates), providing a state-of-the-art acoustical experience for the hall’s audiences.
2018 Bill’s Beach
Renovated studio-classrooms 489, 491, and 494 open, along with “Bill’s Beach” – and installation by alumnus Peter Walker (PWA Landscape Architecture) in Wurster’s second-floor lightwell named in honor of alumnus William Calloway (SWA).
2018 CED launches Master of Real Estate Development + Design
CED launches the Master of Real Estate Development + Design, an 11-month, interdisciplinary degree that incorporates finance and innovative design to prepare real estate development professionals to build sustainable, equitable, and prosperous cities.
2019 A proposal for a new Master of Design program is approved
A proposal for a new Master of Design program, developed with the College of Engineering, is approved by campus and submitted to UC Regents for final review. The MDes program will focus on emerging technology and the social practice of design.2019
20 New Faculty Hired during Dean Wolch’s decade of leadership:
- Charisma Acey
- Andrew Atwood
- Anna Livia Brand
- Tom Buresh
- Christopher Calott
- Greg Castillo
- Luisa Caldas
- Stephen Collier
- Danika Cooper
- Iryna Dronova
- Karen Trapenberg Frick
- Marta Gonzalez
- Kristina Hill
- Richard Hindle
- Carolina Reid
- Daniel Rodriguez
- Stefano Schiavon
- Simon Schleicher
- Kyle Steinfeld
- Neyran Turan