Designing People Exhibition

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 11 – May 19, 2015 every day | Wurster Hall, Environmental Design Library, room 210

 College of Environmental Design

The figures that inhabit architectural and landscape renderings are not the actual focus of the drawings. Homeowners, children, pets, shoppers, and condo-dwellers are included to convey the scale and functionality of a proposed design. They humanize and create an emotional appeal in what might otherwise appear to be sterile environments and allow the client to imagine how a space will be used. From the watercolor Victorian to the scalie hipster, this exhibit features more than a century of designers’ representations of people from the Environmental Design Archives.

 designarchives@berkeley.edu, 510-642-5124