Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Join the 2012/2013 Peer Advising Team!

*Do you have vision? Think you could be a leader in the CED community? * 
*Join the 2012/2013 Peer Advising Team! Responsibilities include: *

    * Providing effective one-on-one advising and counseling skills
      through active listening

    * Professional development areas such as resume development,
      successful interviewing, networking, internship & job search, and

    * Facilitating the Change-of-College process from students in other
      colleges into CED

    * Organizing our well-attended monthly Undergraduate Social Hours
      (event coordination and facilitation!)

    * Interesting projects related to your *specialist* role

    * Representing the College of Environmental Design at large-scale
      campus events such as Cal Day and Welcome Week.

*Peer Advisers will participate in a 2-day training retreat, and will 
earn 2 units in a 198 (Group Study) course.*
*To Learn More or Apply:  Please send Rachel Klein, Peer Program 
Coordinator, a copy of your resume and a brief letter explaining why you 
want to contribute to the CED community as a Peer Adviser: . Your subject line should read *“peer advising 
applicant.”* You may also turn your application in directly to one of 
our current Peer Advisers.

* *
*APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY May 1st. Interviews will be conducted during 
RRR week *
Rachel Klein, MS NCC
Student Services Advisor (Students with surnames A-N) * for students with surnames
O-Z, contact your Adviser, Lauren Roscoe:
College of Environmental Design
250 Wurster Hall
Phone:  510-642-4944
Fax:  510-643-5607

How are you affecting change at UC Berkeley?

Did you found a student group? Do you participate in service projects?
Do you raise money for causes? Do you tutor in an elementary school? Are
you involved in the Peace Corps? Have you led a student protest to
Sacramento? Have you created a DeCal? Have you organized a
letter-writing campaign? have you helped change policy at the local,
state or federal level? What else have you done...
We'd like to hear how you are creating positive social change and
we'd like to showcase this on campus! How can you do this?

1) Film Your own clip and submit it to (create a
youtube or fb link)
2) Attend our "Filming Night" and we'll film for you: _Wed, April 25th,
5pm-7pm_, Wurster Hall, 10th floor conference room (elevator to 9th
floor) - free pizza!
3) If you can't do #1 or #2, email and we'll help you

1) Your full name, SID#, year at Cal, & a contact phone number (in email
to us or tell us at the filming night)
2) If you submit your own video via email, it must be sent from your
berkeley email address!
3) In your own video, you should just state: Your name, year and major,
and how you're making positive change

* You will be entered into prize drawings for gift cards!
* Your video clip will be shown on campus at a one-day conference in May
for student services staff!
* All clips will be used for future promotions!
* You get to tell lots of people about the great work you have been
doing as a Cal student!

Join the facebook page and get more details:

Spread the word to show how amazing the UC Berkeley community is and the
commitment students have for positive social change!
Rachel Klein, MS NCC
Student Services Advisor (Students with surnames A-N) * for students with surnames O-Z, contact your Adviser, Lauren Roscoe:
College of Environmental Design
250 Wurster Hall
Phone:  510-642-4944
Fax:  510-643-5607

Monday, April 23, 2012

Arch Majors Non-CED Scholarships/Fellowships for 2012-13

Dear Students,

As the semester wraps up, scholarships and fellowships for 2012-13 are probably the last thing on your mind. Nevertheless, there are some really great opportunities out there offered by external organizations. Here are seven opportunities to consider:

*AIA Santa Clara Valley Chapter Scholarships
Deadline*: Monday, April 23, 2012
*Awards*: 4-8 students each awarded $1,000 to $5,000.
*Eligibility*: Undergraduate or graduate architecture student who will be enrolled in a school of architecture during the 2012-13 academic year. Please see the scholarship website for more details.
*Summary*: AIASCV Scholarships support tuition and other educational expenses associated with pursing an architectural degree.
*AIASCV Scholarship Contact*: AIA Santa Clara Valley, (408) 298-0611
*2012 SOM Prize and Travel Fellowship for Architecture, Design, and Urban Design
Deadline*: Monday, April 23, 2012 (Intent to Submit)
*Awards*: One $50,000 Research and Travel Fellowship, and one $20,000 Travel Research Fellowship.
*Eligibility*: Undergraduate or graduate student of accredited UC Schools of architecture, design and urban design, who have received, or will receive, their degree between the dates of July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012.
*Summary*: The SOM Prize enables one outstanding student to do in-depth research, meet with other professionals in the field, and pursue independent study outside the realm of established patterns. The SOM Foundation annually offers two awards in honor of this prize: a $50,000 fellowship and a $20,000 fellowship.
*SOM Prize Contact*:
*Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architectural Scholarship Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation
Deadline*: Tuesday, May 1, 2012
*Award*: A $10,000 scholarship awarded to 1 student. The recipient will also be offered an internship with one of ZGF's offices (Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; Los Angeles, CA; Washington, DC; New York, NY).
*Eligibility:* Applicants must be currently enrolled students *entering their final year* in a graduate or undergraduate level, NAAB accredited, architecture program in the Fall of 2012.
*Summary*: The ZGF Scholarship was established in 2004 to recognize and foster students who have a demonstrated talent and passion for architecture.
*ZGF Scholarship Contact*: Janet Rademacher Hull,
*Peter E. Haas Public Service Leaders Program*
*Deadline*: Tuesday, May 1, 2012
*Award*: Up to 20 student recipients, each awarded $2,500 to $5,000.
*Eligibility*: Current UC Berkeley undergraduate students who are eligible for financial aid and will be enrolled at UC Berkeley for the entire 2012-13 academic year. Program participants must also be able to commit 12-15 hours a week for the entire 2012-13 academic year to partcipate in the leadership development program.
*Summary*: Named in honor of a legendary Cal alumnus who was known for his deep compassion for helping others, the Peter E. Haas Public Service Leaders Program seeks to grow a new generation of leaders committed to helping society.
*Program Contact*: Mike Bishop,
*California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF) "Hall of Fame Scholarship Award*"
*Deadline*: Tuesday, May 15, 2012
*Award*: A $5,000 scholarship awarded to 1 student.
*Eligibility*: Applicants must be enrolled in a in a building-related curriculum and must be in the process of obtaining their Bachelors or Master’s degree during the 2012-13 academic year. Applicants must also have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, a California resident with the objective of a future career within the California homebuilding industry, and must be able to attend the CHF Fall of Fame Award Ceremony on June 26, 2012 in San Francisco.
*Summary*: The California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF), founded in 1978 as a nonprofit organization, serves the homebuilding industry by providing scholarships, research and educational professional development programs for California’s homebuilding and construction industries. The Foundation seeks to support a student who is interested in pursuing a career in this industry through the "Hall of Fame Scholarship Award."
*CHF Scholarship Contact*: Terri Brunson,
*Asian-American Architects and Engineers Foundation 2012 Student Scholarships
Deadline*: Wednesday, May 30, 2012
*Award*: $25,000 split among a number of scholarship recipients, with an individual award of up to $5,000.
*Eligibility*: Undergraduate or graduate students working towards a degree in Architecture, Engineering (Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical, Landscape Architecture or Planning and Urban Design, or Construction/Construction Management. Students must be enrolled full-time during the 2012-13 academic year. Please see the scholarship website for other requirements.
*Summary*: Each year, the Asian-American Architects and Engineers Foundation offers scholarships to full-time students pursuing a career in the AEC Industry (architecture, engineering, construction, etc.), who have demonstrated a measurable level of involvement/ service to the Asian-Pacific Islander community, and are a student member of AAa/e (students can sign up online at
*AAa/e Foundation Scholarship Contact:* Grace Cowan,

Good luck!

CED Prizes & Awards

212 Wurster Hall
College of Environmental Design
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-1820 |

SFpark research is hiring student observers

Hi everyone,

DCRP Professor Dan Chatman is again hiring student surveyors as part of a study of San Francisco’s demand based parking pilot, SFpark. This is the third and final round of observations. Pay is $12/hour but may be increased with experience. Shifts occur between 7:30am and 6pm, in spans of 4.5 hours, each weekday except holidays. Surveyors will be reimbursed for BART fare.

Contact me ( for more information.


Sarah Fine

Stressed OUT? Give Yourself A Break (April 26, 5-6 pm, 314B Wurster)

CED Undergrads--

Feeling stressed?  Frantic?  Out of sorts?  Overwhelmed by school or personal commitments?  

Give yourself a break and learn some strategies that can help you cope with end-of-semester stress.

Give Yourself A Break
Thursday, April 26, 5-6pm (food provided)
314B Wurster

This workshop is designed for stressed-out CED students to learn and practice effective techniques to help them better manage their distress. These proven strategies will focus on ways to engage your mind, body, heart, and soul to channel resiliency and relaxation when you need it most.

Stephanie Ho, Ph.D., staff psychologist at CPS with 10 years of experience working in college counseling.  Specialty areas include stress management, anxiety, depression, interpersonal and relationship issues, and multicultural concerns. 

CED Events SU 12 Visual Studies drawing courses

Need a course to fulfill the CED Upper Div Outside Major requirement?
Consider taking one of these summer drawing courses in Visual Studies!

*VS 185 X :/Special Topics: Word and Image://Paint & Pixel, Drawing for

*Instructor -- Katie Hawkinson*

3 units

June 18 - Aug 10

Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:00 am to 12-noon


This studio / computer course intends to build fundamental visual
perception through direct creative practice. It is an enquiry into the
elemental aspects of visual expression common to all design and visual
arts such as: color, line, shape, texture, pattern, composition, volume,
and space. What makes it different is that it's a fusion of working with
traditional media by hand and on the computer through drawing,
diagramming, color, painting, photography, and collage.

Students will gain proficiency in making single and sequential images,
and a working knowledge of visually based computer programs like
Photoshop and Illustrator. Additionally they will become well versed in
presentation layout and readability, exhibiting visual work, and verbal
expression. The focus will be to approach the creative process
intuitively with intention and imagination no matter what the tool, hand
or computer. There will be visiting lecturers and field trips to
designers and artist's studios to see first hand how this work manifests
outside of the school environment.

*VS 187 A,Freehand Drawing: Drawing from Observation*

*Instructor -- Katie Hawkinson*

3 units

*June 18 - Aug 10*

*Mondays and Wednesdays 1:00 -- 4:00 pm*


Drawing is the most direct approach to visual expression, and at the
same time a meaningful way to understand both the built and the natural
environment. To be able to communicate through drawing we need to learn
both the aspect of making and also the aspect of reading drawings - and
understanding how they work. This course will focus primarily on
empirical learning in studio as well as a more theoretical exploration
in lectures involving the history of drawing. We will look at and
discuss drawn images starting with the cave paintings, working our way
through the Renaissance and ending with the 21st century, with examples
from the realms of both art and design and a wide range of places in the

We will draw by hand from both observation and the imagination, learning
to hone a skill and to visualize thoughts through practice and
discernment. The UC Berkeley Campus and Bay Area will be our laboratory
with walking/drawing field trips to places like the Botanical Garden,
Chinatown and North Beach, as well as local Art Museums. We will explore
contour line, gesture, light, scale, and composition through subjects
such as still life, landscape, architecture, and the figure. Media will
include pencil, ink and brush, charcoal, and collage.

Arch Majors Cal Construction Team - Great Opportunity

Cal Construction Team!

Interested in gaining some extracurricular design experience?

Cal Construction offers an exciting competition environment to get real-life experience as part of a Design-Build team. Everyone is welcome to attend the Construction introductory meeting on Thursday, April 19th at 6:00 PM in 406 Davis Hall. We will give an overview of the different types of competitions and options for involvement, and current team members will share a bit of their experience from last year.

If you have any questions please contact Teddy Rorscher at

We look forward to keep raising the bar, and we hope to see you there!

ENV DES 101B - Fall 12

Environmental Design 101B FALL 2012





CED Events 2012 CED Undergraduate Thesis Prize: Deadline for submissions is Fri, 4/27

Dear Students,

I hope you are all enjoying the lovely weather! Please feel free to ignore this message if you are not an undergraduate student who has completed a thesis paper during the Fall 2011 or Spring 2012 semester.

CED Prizes & Awards is currently accepting submissions for the *2012 CED Undergraduate Thesis Prize*. The prize honors excellent papers composed by undergraduate students for their senior thesis. Below are details regarding the prize:

*Deadline for submissions*: Midnight, Friday, April 27, 2012
*Eligibility*: Undergraduate students who have completed a thesis paper during the Fall 2011 or Spring 2012 semesters.
*Award*: $100-$300. The winning student will also be included in the 2012 CED Prizes & Awards Booklet, and will be honored at the Prizes & Awards Ceremony on Sunday, May 13, 2012.
*Jurors: *Professors Ray Lifchez and Andy Shanken
*Submission Materials*:
  1. A PDF of your final Undergraduate Thesis paper.
  2. A cover sheet including your full name, SID number, email address, phone number, and title of your paper.

Please submit your materials to by midnight on Friday, April 27
*. The turn around time for submissions is rather tight, so it is best to submit your materials as soon as possible. The prize recipient will be announced and awarded at the Prizes & Awards Ceremony during the afternoon of Sunday, May 13. Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions.

Good luck!

Residential design/build firm internship

Small construction firm looking for a versatile intern/assistant interested in learning how to run a residential design/build firm.
Ideal candidate would be:
-comfortable on a job site learning trades or in my home office doing construction administration tasks
-someone with a truck, or at least some transportation to get to my home offices in Marin and San Francisco, and job sites around the Bay Area
-someone with interest, aptitude and/or ability to learn carpentry and construction skills as well as office and organizational skills
-someone who can do html, update website, light cad work, etc...
It's possible I may hire two separate people, so feel free to contact me if you are only interested in one half of the position.
Hours and pay negotiable depending on experience.
Website is,
Contact Steve at 415 819 0684 or
Thank you for your interest.

Steve Dahlgren
Owner, Dahlgren Design Build, Inc.

Be a Power Agent for UCB (myPower campaign)

From a recent CED grad for those of you interested in energy/sustainability:
I don't know if you have heard or know about the myPower campaign at Berkeley, which includes the campus energy dashboard that went live/public last week ( I worked on the technical aspects of the project, and I'm pretty excited to see it live finally because the whole project took longer than anticipated. The campaign is also recruiting volunteers, which they call "Power Agents". If you know any CED student who is interested in energy/sustainability, I'd encourage them to sign up. The informational flyer is here:


Summer Internships!

Recognized as the world’s leading hospitality design firm, WATG has created more successful resort destinations than any other firm on the planet. We are always looking for talented and energetic individuals to join the WATG family in Honolulu, Irvine, Seattle, London, and Singapore.  

Currently we have opportunities in our:
Location:  Irvine, CA 92618
Number of position available: (3), Landscape, Planning and Architecture

Must be actively in school participating in either a Bachelors or Masters program,
within the particular discipline applying for.

The Intern position performs routine assignments under the direct supervision of others. Will receive specific instructions regarding tasks and expected results. The Intern position provides assistance to project teams and other staff members as required on basic phases of the project. It is essential for the Intern position to demonstrate an eagerness and willingness to learn.

Relocation funds are not available!

For consideration, portfolios MUST be attached to your profile on our website.; click “Careers”

Please feel free to include no more than 3 attachments including your resume, they cannot be larger than 4 MB each, and please allow for “Pop Ups.”

Due to the volume of applications, unfortunately we will not be able to respond to phone calls and emails.

CACP 2012 Scholarship

We are a non-profit organization seeking students that are interested in a $1,000 scholarship. We are looking for
students that are majoring in the architecture, engineering, or construction related fields. They must have a 3.0 or higher GPA to be qualified.  Please pass these fliers out to your school for this huge opportunity.

You can also find the application on our website:<>

Should you have any questions, please feel free to call me @626-309-9333
or contact Michael Chiu @626-255-6860 or Lucia Tam @626-221-2888 for
further questions regarding the free scholarship.

Susan Chieng,
Administrative Assistant
Chinese American Construction Professionals
5924 Temple City Blvd.
Temple City, CA 91780
Tel: 626-309-9333
Fax: 626-309-9930

Spark Will Award 3 Intel/Singularity Univ. Workshop Scholarships to Concept Entrants

Dear Educators and Students--

When is it the best time to enter Spark:Concept? When we're giving something away, of course. Please alert your classmates, friends and students-- Spark:Concept is bringing back our popular scholarship program. Three talented Spark:Concept student entrants will receive a special, two-day workshop in Silicon Valley at the Singularity University. More details below--

Time Is Short
The three scholarships will be announced May 2nd. To be eligible for consideration, your designs must be entered into Spark by May 1, 2012.

Ideation Camp at the Singularity University

Intel, Singularity University and Spark are sponsoring an Ideation Camp at the Singularity University on May 12-13th. Three student entrants from Spark:Concept Awards will be chosen. This Bay Area (near San Francisco) two-day camp will guide students through the process of ideation. It will challenge them to come up with the best ideas for utilizing broadband internet to help under-served communities.

There is no cost to the three students for program tuition, meals or housing. (Transportation to and from the Moffet Field facility is the student’s responsibility.)

A Spark Jury will choose three winners, who will be contacted by Spark on May 2nd.

Last Summer, Spark and YouNoodle sponsored a similar program at Stanford, with great success. Scholarship awardees Maria P. and Kevin C. even came up with a Silver-winning design in Spark:Concept during their workshop. 

Maybe you will be chosen for this year’s adventure!

All student entrants who have registered with Spark by May 1, 2012 are eligible. If you haven’t entered Spark yet, do so today.

All Best–
–Peter Kuchnicki
Spark Founder

Further details:

Join the Intel Youth Enterprise!

Learn, network, and compete with top young innovators at this exclusive ideation camp for undergraduate college students.

Can you be the one to create the next great idea using the internet to assist under-served communities in America? Apply today to participate in this 2-day experience hosted by Singularity University at NASA’s Research Park, Moffett Field, CA. You will be guided through the process of ideation, and compete in teams to create a broadband solution to help America’s under-served communities. The Ideation camp is free including meals and overnight lodging at NASA. Teams will compete for awards, mentorship and have the opportunity to present their ideas at the Intel Global Challenge, on November 4-8 in Berkeley, CA.
Join us, May 12-13th!

What: Intel Youth Enterprise, Broadband America Ideation Camp.
When: May 12-13
Where: Singularity University, NASA Research Park, Moffett Field, CA
Who: 30 top college innovators from around the bay area, guided by leading engineers and entrepreneurs through the ideation process.

Important information: Please review this presentation for more information on the camp:

Additional Background:
- A video about a past Intel Youth Enterprise camp:

Questions? contact: info @

Joshua Neubert & Henrik Scheel, Program Directors

Career Drop-In@Wurster Tues, Apr 24 - last day

CED grads and undergrads--

Still looking for a summer job or internship? Have a question about resumes, job and internship search hints, or interviewing? Drop-in for a personal career counseling session for answers! 

Tuesday, April 24 is the last day of drop-in career counseling for the semester. 

Career Counseling Drop-ins @ CED
220 Wurster, Tuesdays, 1-4pm NOTE: DROP INS END 4/24

AIAS Last General Meeting

AIAS' last general meeting is on today (Thursday 7pm) in 101 Wurster! We have our very own, Rudabe Pakravan, as our guest speaker. We will also introduce the new board members for next school year, and let you know what exciting events we have planned to finish up the semester. If you're a continuing student, and have been an AIAS member this year, make sure to attend this meeting to find out information about receiving discounts for next year's membership! Please see the link below for detailed information. Hope to see you there!

Two beneficial events for graduating seniors

Hello Everyone,

Cal Alumni Association has a few fun events for graduating seniors to connect them to the resources necessary so that they are successful after leaving Cal. Please consider informing them about these two opportunities?

Go Bears,
Eddy Crochetiere

First Year Out: Surviving Life After Cal
Wednesday May 2nd, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

First Year Out is a "life skills" seminar designed to teach you the basics of banking, investing, personal finance, insurance, and health care after graduation. One 14K gold Jostens class ring by Jostens will be raffled off to attendees! Food and drink will be provided.

The Last Grrr-rah!
Saturday, May 5th, 8:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.

What’s the best method for networking with successful young alumni? With tacos and margaritas, of course! Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and the end of your college career with your classmates as young alumni welcome you to the Cal alumni family.

Eddy Crochetiere
Program Manager, Student & Alumni Engagement
Cal Alumni Association
UC Berkeley
1 Alumni House, Berkeley, CA 94720

Cal Construction Design-Build Team

Interested in gaining some extracurricular design experience? Cal Construction offers an exciting competition environment to get real-life experience as part of a Design-Build team. Everyone is welcome to attend the Cal Construction introductory meeting on Thursday, April 19th at 6:00 PM in 406 Davis Hall. We will give an overview of the different types of competitions and options for involvement, and current team members will share a bit of their experience from last year. If you have any questions please contact Teddy Forscher at
We look forward to keep raising the bar, and we hope to see you there!


Tiffany Yuan
College of Environmental Design
University of California, Berkeley
Architecture 2013