ASLA@Berkeley Speaker Series presents Gensler | Mon, April 21st | 1PM

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ASLA@Berkeley’s Professional Speaker Series welcomes Jim Jacobs, ASLA, and John Falconer, AIA,

Jim from Gensler’s San Francisco Planning Landscape Urban Strategy (PLUS) Studio and John, a studio director at Gensler’s San Ramon office join us for an interdisciplinary talk, highlighting projects and trends that blur the lines between traditionally separated fields. Landscape, EP, and MUD students, invite your architecture and DCRP friends too!

>> http://www.gensler.com


 

WHEN  

Monday, April 21st, 2014 @ 1:00 PM


 

WHERE  

Room 315A, Wurster Hall, College of Environmental Design


 

WHO 

Jim is a Landscape Architect and Senior Project Designer with over 23 years of experience. His broad range of
experience includes institutional civic spaces, urban landscapes, transit-oriented corridors, national parks,
recreational/resort facilities, and residential developments.

John is a Studio Director with over 27 years of experience practicing corporate and commercial architecture in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has worked with a wide range of clients including Chevron, cloudera, Razorfish, Riverbed Technologies, AT&T and Shaklee. He also serves as Vice Chairman of the City of San Ramon’s Architectural Review Board.


 

WHAT

Our Professional Speaker Brown Bag Lunch Series aims to allow students to learn about what is happening in our professional field. It also fosters discourse between students and exemplary professionals in diverse branches of landscape architecture, environmental planning, and urban design. The format is usually 60% of the time presentation, and 40% discussion and Q+A so bring your questions, viewpoints, and a bag lunch if you like.


 

CONTACT

Please direct any questions to Daniel Prostak djp[at]berkeley.edu

 

 

 

 

 

*poster layout by Harriet Tzou

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ASLA@Berkeley presents Sarah Moos, Bionic | Mon, April 7th | 1PM

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ASLA@Berkeley’s Professional Speaker Series welcomes back our very own Sarah Moos, whose currently an associate at Bionic in San Francisco practicing as a landscape architect and urban designer. Come learn about how Bionic brings together built and living systems through innovative environmental design. Sarah will share some of her professional projects and experiences in the field.


 

WHEN  

Monday, April 7th, 2014 @ 1:00 PM


 

WHERE  

Room 315A, Wurster Hall, College of Environmental Design


 

WHO 

 

Sarah joined Bionic after a fellowship for SPUR (San Francisco Planning + Urban Research
Association) including critical analysis, planning, and design of underutilized spaces along the
Blue Greenway, a waterfront network trail in San Francisco. Since joining Bionic, Sarah has played
an integral role in the design and coordination for multiple complex projects at all scales.
Recently, Sarah received multiple design awards including honorable mentions for her
dual master’s thesis on activating remnant spaces in San Francisco in the Samsung
Everland Landscape Design Awards and the International Architectural Thesis Awards.
Sarah graduated with ASLA high honors from the University of California, Berkeley with
two master’s degrees in Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, and was awarded
the prestigious Leland H. Vaughan Scholarship for academic achievement.

>> http://bioniclandscape.com


 

WHAT

Our Professional Speaker Brown Bag Lunch Series aims to allow students to learn about what is happening in our professional field. It also fosters discourse between students and exemplary professionals in diverse branches of landscape architecture, environmental planning, and urban design. The format is usually 60% of the time presentation, and 40% discussion and Q+A so bring your questions, viewpoints, and a bag lunch if you like.

 

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Nominations for 2014-2015 Officers open now

Elections for next year’s ASLA@Berkeley officers will take place this month. If you are interested in getting involved and want to learn more about the different committees and positions, please read the descriptions below.

Nominations are open thru March 10th 4th, 5pm. To nominate yourself or somebody else, please submit your nomination online at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1AzhNtAOEMwCevV_QfTJDnIVrAtq6rmpwifT1Hd05w54/viewform

ASLA@Berkeley Officer Descriptions

Executive Committee officers may be graduate or undergraduate students.

In addition to the individual responsibilities listed below, the Execuvite Committee works together to establish the strategic direction for ASLA; coordinates communication between committees, facilitates student involvement in department activites such as open houses, orientation, and alumni events, and represents the department on the CED Graduate Student Council, the Graduate Assembly, and (potentially) the CED Undergraduate Student Council.

PRESIDENT  (current: Becky Lithander)

   – Schedules and runs executive, officer and department-wide ASLA at Berkeley meetings

   – Represents ASLA at Berkeley at meetings of the Northern California Chapter of ASLA

   – Represents ASLA at Berkeley at orientation and alumni events

   – PERKS: Free student membership in national ASLA, subscription to Landscape Architecture Magazine, and opportunities to network with Bay Area professionals and alumni

VICE-PRESIDENT  (current: Rae Ishee)

   – Assists the President in scheduling and running executive, officer, and department-wide meetings

   – Keeps track of the committees’ progress in planning activities, ensuring things happen!

   – Supports the rest of the Executive Committee in carrying out their responsibilities, as needed

-Graduate Assembly representative

TREASURER  (current: Jing Ma)

   – Oversees chapter finances, e.g., monitors chapter accounts, processes reimbursements, makes deposits and payments

   – Works with committees to develop and monitor budgets

   – Coordinates and submits grant applications

   – Oversees other fundraising activities

COMMUNICATIONS  (current: Yolanta Siu)

   – Promotes ASLA at Berkeley activities by maintaining and updating the ASLA at Berkeley website and bulletin board, making and posting fliers, etc.

   – Records and distributes notes from executive, officer and chapter meetings

   – Maintains an archive of chapter activities

   – Administers annual officer elections

SOCIAL AND SERVICE COMMITTEE

(current: Marta Gual, Kinya Shiraishi, Mike Peterson, Veronica Wong)

Two graduate student officers and two undergraduate student officers.

The Service & Social Committee provides outlets for social interaction among students, particularly across disciplines, degrees, and classes, and organizes opportunities for students to work together to serve UC Berkeley and Bay Area communities, carrying on the legacy of the Landscape Progress Administration.

ACADEMIC COMMITTEE

(current: Maël Castellan, Nate Kauffman, Miriam Eason, Mariel Steiner)

Two graduate design student officers and one graduate EP student officer and one undergraduate officer.

The Academic Committee represents students’ interests in academic, policy and administrative decision-making within LAEP and CED. Members of the committee act as student representatives on the LAEP Curriculum Committee, sit in on LAEP faculty meetings, and serve as members of the CED Graduate Student Council, which works with the Dean’s office on inter-departmental issues.

PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEE

(current: Catherine Reibel, Daniel Prostak, Tanya Eggers)

Two graduate student officers and one or two undergraduate officer(s).

The professional committee promotes networking with local professionals, and coordinates events that help students learn about the possible career paths a landscape architecture degree provides and prepare for joining the professional community.

IT STUDENT LIAISON

(current: Erik Jensen)

The IT Student Liaison communicates student IT issues and needs to the LAEP Chair and the CED IT. This position began in Spring 2013.

Upcoming Rainwater Harvesting talks with Brad Lancaster

Check out these upcoming talks with rainwater harvesting guru Brad Lancaster, hosted by the Bay-Friendly Coalition.

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Simple & Effective Ways to Enhance the Natural Abundance of Your Home, Community, and the Larger World

DATE: Monday, February 10, 2014
TIME: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Hall of Flowers In Golden Gate Park, 9th Avenue @ Lincoln Ave, San Francisco
COST: Register before 2/7/2014 and the cost is $15 for Bay-Friendly members, and $20 for non-members. After 2/7/14, the cost is $20 for Bay-Friendly members, and $25 for non-members.

Turning Drains Into Sponges and Water Scarcity Into Water Abundance

DATE: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
TIME: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Lakeside Park Garden Center on Lake Merritt, 66 Bellevue Ave, Oakland, CA 94610
COST: Register before 2/7/2014 and the cost is $15 for Bay-Friendly members, and $20 for non-members. After 2/7/14, the cost is $20 for Bay-Friendly members, and $25 for non-members.

 

ASLA@Berkeley Newsletter February 2014

Hey ASLA@Berkeley!

Welcome back from Winter Break! We just had our first general meeting last week, but in case you couldn’t make it or didn’t catch all the information, here’s a quick recap:

A message from the Executive Committee:

Elections for next year’s ASLA@Berkeley officers will take place next month. If you are interested in getting involved and want to learn more about the different committees and positions, please read the descriptions at the end of this email.

Nominations are open now thru March 3rd, 5pm. To nominate yourself or somebody else, please add them to the list on the ASLA board (outside 315 studio, on the way to the bathroom) or submit your nomination online at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1AzhNtAOEMwCevV_QfTJDnIVrAtq6rmpwifT1Hd05w54/viewform

We are looking for a volunteer to refine our new logo! Estimated time commitment: 2-3 hours. For more info, contact Rae.

Last semester we held a logo design charette and voted for a winner. This semester we need to refine the logo to use on a new ASLA@Berkeley banner and future printed materials.

We are working to organize a new event, a Wine Tour and Networking event with students and local professionals, co-sponsored by the ASLA-NCC, our local chapter. We are planning to hold this event March 15th. If you are interested in helping with this event, contact Rae (eulailarae [at] gmail.com). This will be a great event and an excellent deal for students, so stay posted for registration. More details to follow soon.

 

A message from the Treasurer:

ASLA@Berkeley was granted full available funds by the GA last semester, and we anticipate the same for the spring semester. We currently have a small surplus of funds which will be used to support upcoming events this semester.

A message from the Professional Committee:

The Professional Speaker series picks up again this month. Details to follow for 2/24.

Coming this spring: portfolio review session. Stay posted for more details.

A message from the Academic Committee:

The department has been implementing curriculum changes over the past few years. We are organizing a forum to get your feedback on what is and isn’t working with these changes as well as what still needs changing. Once we receive comments we will summarize them and present them to the department’s Curriculum Committee. Stay posted for the date and time.

A message from the Social Committee:

We are planning a Spring BBQ Social for LAEP undergrads and grads. If you would like to get involved and help out, contact Mike Peterson, mpeterson833 [at] berkeley.edu. Otherwise, stay posted for more info.

There are still a few CED happy hours waiting for an organizer. If you want to host a happy hour, contact Marta Gual, marta_gual [at] berkeley.edu.

A message from the Technical Liaison:

Thank you for providing feedback on your problems with Airbears. Your issues were shared with the CED IT office, and problems were addressed over winter break. Hopefully this issue is resolved. We continue to advocate for better design software to improve our education. The discussion is ongoing. If more technical issues arise, please contact Erik Jensen, erikjensen [at] berkeley.edu.

ASLA@Berkeley Officer Descriptions

Executive Committee officers may be graduate or undergraduate students.

In addition to the individual responsibilities listed below, the Execuvite Committee works together to establish the strategic direction for ASLA; coordinates communication between committees, facilitates student involvement in department activites such as open houses, orientation, and alumni events, and represents the department on the CED Graduate Student Council, the Graduate Assembly, and (potentially) the CED Undergraduate Student Council.

PRESIDENT  (current: Becky Lithander)

   – Schedules and runs executive, officer and department-wide ASLA at Berkeley meetings

   – Represents ASLA at Berkeley at meetings of the Northern California Chapter of ASLA

   – Represents ASLA at Berkeley at orientation and alumni events

   – PERKS: Free student membership in national ASLA, subscription to Landscape Architecture Magazine, and opportunities to network with Bay Area professionals and alumni

VICE-PRESIDENT  (current: Rae Ishee)

   – Assists the President in scheduling and running executive, officer, and department-wide meetings

   – Keeps track of the committees’ progress in planning activities, ensuring things happen!

   – Supports the rest of the Executive Committee in carrying out their responsibilities, as needed

-Graduate Assembly representative

TREASURER  (current: Jing Ma)

   – Oversees chapter finances, e.g., monitors chapter accounts, processes reimbursements, makes deposits and payments

   – Works with committees to develop and monitor budgets

   – Coordinates and submits grant applications

   – Oversees other fundraising activities

COMMUNICATIONS  (current: Yolanta Siu)

   – Promotes ASLA at Berkeley activities by maintaining and updating the ASLA at Berkeley website and bulletin board, making and posting fliers, etc.

   – Records and distributes notes from executive, officer and chapter meetings

   – Maintains an archive of chapter activities

   – Administers annual officer elections

SOCIAL AND SERVICE COMMITTEE

(current: Marta Gual, Kinya Shiraishi, Mike Peterson, Veronica Wong)

Two graduate student officers and two undergraduate student officers.

The Service & Social Committee provides outlets for social interaction among students, particularly across disciplines, degrees, and classes, and organizes opportunities for students to work together to serve UC Berkeley and Bay Area communities, carrying on the legacy of the Landscape Progress Administration.

ACADEMIC COMMITTEE

(current: Maël Castellan, Nate Kauffman, Miriam Eason, Mariel Steiner)

Two graduate design student officers and one graduate EP student officer and one undergraduate officer.

The Academic Committee represents students’ interests in academic, policy and administrative decision-making within LAEP and CED. Members of the committee act as student representatives on the LAEP Curriculum Committee, sit in on LAEP faculty meetings, and serve as members of the CED Graduate Student Council, which works with the Dean’s office on inter-departmental issues.

PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEE

(current: Catherine Reibel, Daniel Prostak, Tanya Eggers)

Two graduate student officers and one or two undergraduate officer(s).

The professional committee promotes networking with local professionals, and coordinates events that help students learn about the possible career paths a landscape architecture degree provides and prepare for joining the professional community.

IT STUDENT LIAISON

(current: Erik Jensen)

The IT Student Liaison communicates student IT issues and needs to the LAEP Chair and the CED IT. This position began in Spring 2013.

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THUNDERDOME DEBATES | Drawing in Design: Discovery or Illustration?

Monday, February 3, at 6:30 pm in Wurster 112

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As part of the LAEP Department’s Thunderdome debate series, Professor Catherine Dee will debate the value of drawing in the design process, and its role in a contemporary design education, with Berkeley’s Professor Chip Sullivan. The conversation will address differences in American and European approaches to teaching drawing in landscape architecture, and the relationships between hand and digital drawing. Both Chip and Catherine are authors of prominent books about drawing in design, but from different positions. The debate will be accompanied by an exhibit of Catherine Dee’s work (February 2-March 5, Wurster Gallery), and she will lecture about that work the evening before (Monday, February 3, at 6:30 pm in Wurster 112).

More info…

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Saturday: BuildFest + film screening–documentary about Berkeley charter school program

Realm Charter School & Studio H, will be sponsoring a BuildFest & film screening, Sat. night, Nov. 23,  of the movie, “If You Build It”.   

Step into the classroom for an evening, and share the story and experience of Studio H.

Studio H is a unique design/build program for 8th grade students at REALM Charter School. Students of Studio H learn creative, critical thinking, and construction skills to build real-world projects and transform their communities. Studio H is an initiative of the nonprofit Project H Design. All proceeds from the evening will fund project material costs for Studio H.

 

EVENT SCHEDULE:

5:00pm – 6:30pm: Build-Fest in Studio H classroom. Be a Studio H student for the evening and design/build with us!

6:30pm: Doors open for film-screening

7:00pm: Film screening begins, short Q+A will follow.

 

Reserve your tickets here: https://studiohrealm.eventbrite.com

Save the Date! Alternative Wurster-located Charrette scheduled

Thank you to the folks who came to participate in the Blake Garden charrette. We’ve got a marvelous start. You can still get involved with this project….
The next charrette is located in 315 Wurster on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24 from 2 to 4pm
Please email Kinya to get the link of the video he made of Lauri giving us a tour and information about the site. Visit Blake Garden before the charrette if you can.

So far, Blake charrette participants have well developed individual conceptual design proposals we will incorporate into the next charrette. It is possible to still participate without a proposal, but interested individuals should get a site plan from Kinya and come to the charrette with at least a few designs ideas sketched out.

 

Blake Garden design charrette

Blake Garden design charrette

Join the charrette tomorrow at Blake Garden from 3-5pm to brainstorm the design of the area around the new ADA path. This project was recently awarded TGIF grant funds to purchase plants.

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