Friday, October 21, 2016

Spring 2017 Architecture internship opportunities at Gensler

Spring 2017 Intern – Architecture or Interior Design 

 Gensler’s new Oakland, CA Architecture studio is currently accepting applications for our 2017 Spring Internship.  You will have the unique opportunity to work on large scale ground-up projects in Downtown Oakland and the broader Bay area while learning the drivers behind projects of varying types, from tech campus masterplans, to mixed use high rises, and transit oriented urban infill.  Come join our new office as we engage our local community, and build a creative and inquisitive office culture.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Project Potential

At Project Potential is creating an alternative university for rural youth to pursue conscious living and to find a balance between the self, community and environment. There are no teachers, syllabus, or degrees, and instead, Swayam Seekhis (self-learners) pursue self-designed learning--including apprenticeships, workshops and collaborative projects--in a rich intellectual community.

Project Potential University Campus:
Working on building 20 acre campus, incorporating principles of eco-architecture (using bamboo and mud), permaculture, water management, waste management, natural farming and others.

Take a Semester On program:
Under this program, youth are invited from across the globe to take a semester off and to work with Project Potential. Youth will be free to undertake their own self-designed learning projects.

For more details, visit:
One can also, read Founder - Zubin Sharma’s write up on the program here.

Any questions can be addressed to  

CED's Open House for Prospective Students

The College of Environmental Design actively seeks to diversify the urban design field, planning field, and related graduate studies at UC Berkeley. We invite you to attend Open House for Prospective Graduate Students on Monday, October 17.
Registration begins at 8:30am on the first floor lobby of Wurster Hall (event ends at 12PM w/ lunch provided).

Come meet our faculty, students and staff. Ask questions that are important to you and learn about the graduate programs that meet your needs. All prospective students welcomed.

Please visit our website for more information on Graduate Admissions.  

Green Urbanism

LAEP Student Registration is free and includes lunch but is limited. Email and register by Thursday, Oct 13

DeCal Start-Up Workshops and Advising

Departmental deadlines for Spring 2017 courses occur now through early November, with the campus deadline set by the Academic Senate as November 9th.

Start-Up Workshop dates are listed below, and Workshops can also be arranged for departments, programs and student organizations. Individual appointments are also available for those who can't make the workshop times, or who just prefer a one-to-one session.

DeCal Start-Up Workshops
Have an idea for a course of your own?
Want to put your ideas into action?

Attend a DeCal Start-Up Workshop

October Dates:
Mon. 10/10, 12-1:30pm
Tues. 10/11, 1-2:30pm
Mon. 10/24, 12-1:30pm
Tues. 10/25, 1-2:30pm

These 90-minute workshops provide an overview of the campus process and requirements for starting a student-facilitated 98/198 course. We'll also wade into the topics of courses design, syllabus creation and choosing an effective teaching style. Each course idea is unique, so individual follow-up appointments are also available and encouraged. Deadlines for Spring 2017 courses are approaching quickly, so early sign-up is advised.

To rsvp and for more information, including departmental deadlines:

or e-mail Liz Keithley at