Across the Great Divide, Design in California

Colloquium | March 11 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | 305 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

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The Department of Architecture at UC Berkeley announces The California Design Colloquium on California architecture and urbanism that brings together 7 advanced graduate students working on the history of California's built environment. The colloquim will also include four respondents; Simon Sadler, Patricia Morton, Irene Cheng, and Albert Narath.

Session One: 9:00am - 10:15am

Moderator: Andrew Shanken, UC Berkeley

Suburban Design Thinking: Process and Image in the Mid-Century Tract House, Elaine Stiles, Univeristy of California, Berkeley
"Education, Not Legislation": Environmental Activism Comes Home, Pollyanna Rhee, Columbia University

Respondent: Irene Cheng, California College of the Arts


Session Two: 10:45am - 12:00noon

Moderator: Greg Castillo, UC Berkeley

Navigating Bureaucracy and Sowing Wild OATs: The California Office of Appropriate Technology, 1977-1982, Meredith Gaglio, Columbia University
Urban Design, Local Culture, and Emergent Environmentalism: The San Francisco Panhandle Freeway Debates, 1959-1966, Margot Lystra, Cornell University

Respondent: Simon Sadler, UC Davis


Session Three: 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Moderator: Marc Treib, UC Berkeley

Outdoor Advertising and Alameda’s Appearance in the 1970s, Craig Lee, University of Delaware
The Facebook Headquarters: Freedom in the Workplace, Borja Ganzaval Cuena, Madrid Technical School of Architecture
Konrad Wachsmann at California City, Shannon Starkey, University of California, Los Angeles


Session Three Commentary 3:00pm - 4:00pm


Albert Narath, University of California, Santa Cruz
Patricia Morton, University of California, Riverside

Closing Comments and Reception

This event is open to the public