Thursday, June 28, 2012

Stanford University's University Architect/Campus Planning and Design Office is Looking for a Summer Intern

Dear Students, 
Our Associate Director, Cathy Blake, is looking for an intern for the summer. This would be a 20 – 40 hour per week position in our office in Palo Alto and she is looking for someone with excellent CAD skills to help with projects.

Thank you,
Virginia Wilson

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 The University Architect/Campus Planning and Design Office is seeking a qualified full-time or part-time with interest and experience in: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or related fields. 
 Experience with Auto CAD required. Photoshop, and PowerPoint is a plus.

If interested, please send your resume along with examples of work to:
Questions: 650-725-7508

The Compostela Institute Summer Program - Spots Still Open and Discounted Rates Available to Study in Spain this Summer

Dear students,
Many of you have already heard about the 3-week summer study program in Santiago de Compostela, Spain for students of architecture, landscape architecture, historic preservation, and interior design, organized by Compostela Institute. This summer the program will run from July 23 - August 10. International architects and scholars participating this summer: Alvaro Siza, David Chipperfield, Juhani Pallasmaa, William JR Curtis, Peter Eisenman (tbc), Carlos Quintans.The registration deadline has now been extended until June 30. Partial scholarships may be available. The program also offers the possibility to attend for 2 weeks instead of 3 (at a substantially reduced tuition rate), for those students who may be working full time or who may simply not have the time or resources for a 3-week stay.  
This is an amazing opportunity - a chance for students to visit important examples of ancient and modern architecture and to work with some of the most distinguished architects and historians in the world, all while participating in the culturally rich ambiance of this city - Santiago de Compostela. Please find enclosed with this letter: Program poster, program description, and a photograph of students and faculty from 2010, with Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza.*

THE COMPOSTELA INSTITUTE SUMMER PROGRAM: July 23 - August 10, 2012:   Website  
- Please contact Tatiana Berger directly to obtain more information about the program and to request an application form. Her address: 
- This is a 3-week program which includes: lectures, seminars, workshops, studio, dinners with distinguished guest lecturers, walking tours (sketching), and bus tours to significant sites in Galicia, Spain and northern Portugal (including the home of David Chipperfield and office of Alvaro Siza)
- The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students and to those who have already graduated. Disciplines: architecture, landscape architecture, historic preservation, interior design, art.
- Housing is in a 16th-Century monastery building facing a garden (now a student dormitory) in individual rooms, with a large common kitchen. Film screenings and communal lunches and dinners are often held in the monastery building

- The Institute's 30-35 students come from all over the world. Last summer the program hosted students from RWU, Harvard, MIT, UC Berkeley, Boston Architectural College, and from the following countries: France, Italy, Germany, Syria, Thailand, Russia, and Spain. This summer we will host 6 students from China. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know other cultures and form close friendships and professional connections for a lifetime. Several students have received job offers in Europe after attending the program.

- After the program, many students have taken the opportunity to visit more architectural works in Porto and Lisbon, Portugal as well as Madrid, Barcelona, and other Spanish cities. A free guided tour is offered to 5 buildings by A.Siza in Porto, Portugal.  
- A few partial scholarships are still available. If you are working this summer and can only come for 2 weeks, you may be able to attend at a discounted rate - please contact Tatiana Berger to request more information. 
- Please see the attached program description (pdf), poster, photo, and the Compostela website for more details:
- The program e-mail address in Spain is:      

 *Contact the CED Office of Undergrad Advising for the above mentioned attachments and info.

Letterbanc is Offering $400 in site credit for Storing and Reviewing Letters of Rec, Personal Statements, Etc.

We are pleased to announce that Letterbanc (founded by a CED alum) is, for a limited time, offering College of Environmental Design students (current and alumni) $400 in site credit (i.e. a free LetterbancPro membership + 10 free letter reviews).  This service is valuable for students applying for internships, scholarships, fellowships, grad school, postdocs, and faculty posts. With Letterbanc, all students (undergrad and grad) can do the following:
-Request, store, and transmit multiple copies of letters of recommendations so that students do not have to constantly ask professors to send out multiple copies by deadlines.    
-Have letters of recommendation reviewed for completeness (e.g. making sure letters have the correct student's name on them, etc.)  
-Upload supporting application documents like CVs, cover letters, personal statements, writing samples, unofficial transcripts, etc.  
-Send out completed applications via snail mail, email, or have documents uploaded with the click of a button  
-Get matched using Letterbanc's 1.5 billion dollar scholarship and internship database    
-Publish an online portfolio of your work and view analytics on your profile
To redeem a free LetterbancPro membership, please do the following:
1. Sign up for a free Letterbanc account here
2. Click on "account" and then "discount codes"
3. Enter "UCB2012CED625" to receive a free LetterbancPro membership 

*Note that the UCB Career Center also has a letter service you can use.

SPUR (San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association) is Seeking a Development Intern

Dear Friends of SPUR,
SPUR is seeking a Development Intern to offer administrative support, event logistics assistance, and perform other duties as assigned. This position will require a flexible candidate comfortable in performing a multitude of tasks. More information can be found in the link below. Please feel free to pass this along to other interested parties and/or promising students.
SPUR :: San Francisco Planning + Urban Research Association

Zero Net Energy: Campus Building Design Competition

Dear Friends in the Academic Community,
I am writing to update you on Architecture at Zero 2012, a competition for Zero Net Energy Architecture. Below are the details of the competition and further information can be found at  We hope that you will pass along this email to interested students and colleagues.
What: Entrants will submit a detailed design for a Zero Net Energy campus building as well as a thoughtful schematic energy strategy for a group of zero net energy campus buildings.  Details on submission requirements and project criteria can be found at
Where: Following on the heels of last year’s successful Architecture at Zero 2011 competition that envisioned a zero net energy future for an urban infill site in Emeryville, CA, this year’s competition will focus on the next phase of campus planning at the newest University of California campus, UC Merced.
Competition opens—April 2012
Site Tour for Entrants—Summer 2012; To Be Announced
Submissions due—October 1, 2012
Jury & Announcement—October 24, 2012
Winning Entries will be exhibited in November during Greenbuild International Conference and Expo 2012 in San Francisco, as well as in other locations. Entry for students is free, and up to $25,000 in prize money will be awarded to winning entrants, as well as a chance for recognition in exhibitions and print media.  Architecture at Zero 2011 was pleased to award Jihyoon Yoon of Harvard University and Curtis Ryan from University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee for their efforts in Zero Net Energy Architecture.
For more information on the 2011 competition and to stay updated about this years’ competition, please visit  For any questions regarding the 2012 competition, please email
 Thank you,
Loren Wearsch 

Student Design Project for "Inner Sunset Sundays" in SF

Dear Department of Architecture,

I am a co-chair of "Inner Sunset Sundays", an exciting and popular community-organized 4-event series in San Francisco, scheduled for later this year. The events will look something like a cross between a street fair and a block party, but with emphasis on the street space as a place to gather - a kind of plaza or square. In creating such a gathering space, we would like to inquire if any Architecture students/faculty would be interested in helping to design the space as part of a school project. Hopefully the collaboration would be greatly beneficial to everybody involved. 

I've attached to this email a proposal with full information about Inner Sunset Sundays as well as a compressed file containing information and images of public spaces around the world that inspire our current vision.* Let me know if you would like any more information. I'm also happy to visit and discuss anything with you in person.
Thanks in advance for reading and we look forward to hearing from you.
All the best, 
Adam Greenfield 

*contact CED Office of Undergraduate Advising for more info about the above mentioned attachments.

FREE LSAT Practice Test

FREE LSAT Practice Test


Berkeley Kaplan Center 
150 Berkeley Square, Downtown Berkeley
Register Here: or at

Students will:
-Take a previously-released LSAT exam
-Review a few questions with a seasoned Kaplan instructor after the test
-Receive scores back same-day via personalized score report
-Receive discounts on Kaplan courses for event attendees ($300 off On Site and $150 off Online prep programs)

Any questions about this event can be directed to See you on the 30th!

Small Design-Build Firm Needs a Computer Model Generated For House/Landscape

We are a small design-build firm working on a 3000 sq. ft modern house in the foothills above Winters, CA.  We need a computer model generated for the house and surrounding landscape.  Must have transportation to meet in Davis or Winters.  Pay is $20/hour plus reimbursement for driving time.  Please email me and include a portfolio of work that shows your computer rendering skills.

Chris Corbett

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Design for America is looking for a VP of Publicity & Media.

Punctual? Have experience with Adobe Suite and basic video editing? We are looking for a VP of Publicity & Media! The application is due Friday, June 29th @ 11:59PM. Tell your friends.