Mar
28
7:00 pm19:00

Theodore Spyropoulos Lecture

CCA, San Francisco Timken Lecture Hall

Theodore Spyropoulos is an architect and educator. He is the director of the Architectural Association’s world-renowned Design Research Lab (AADRL) in London. He has been a visiting Research Fellow at M.I.T.’s Center for Advanced Visual Studies, working with the Interrogative Design Group and cofounded the New Media and Information Research initiative at the Architectural Association.

https://www.cca.edu/calendar/2016/theodore-spyropoulos-lecture-minimaforms-and-aardl

Feb
29
7:00 pm19:00

David Darling Lecture

CCA San Francisco, Timken Lecture Hall

"David Darling is a founding partner of Aidlin Darling Design, formed with Joshua Aidlin in 1997. Darling brings over 26 years of design experience in architecture, interiors, landscapes and furniture.

Aidlin Darling Design rigorously explores design across a wide range of scales, programs, and disciplines with the goal of enabling poetic, sustainable, and appropriate solutions."

https://www.cca.edu/calendar/2016/david-darling-lecture-aidlin-darling

Feb
29
6:30 pm18:30

LAEP LECTURE SERIES: FRITS PALMBOOM

UC Berkeley, 112 WURSTER HALL

"Drawing for the city is our profession. We practice it passionately, and in awe. Relations between architecture, infrastructure and landscape change continuously. Especially delta landscapes, with their dynamics, unpredictability and complex ecology sharply challenge urban design. We approach it with a combination of conceptual thinking and craftsmanship, with relaxed logic and unpretentious poetry.


Frits Palmboom is a leading Urban Designer in the Netherlands. His Rotterdam based studio Palmbout Urban Landscapes is responsible for the Amsterdam IJburg Masterplan, and recently the ‘Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan’ and the New York RBD project ‘Living with the Bay’."

http://ced.berkeley.edu/events-media/events/laep-lecture-series-frits-palmboom

Feb
24
6:00 pm18:00

Commonweath Club: Building Climate Equity and Community Resilience

Club Headquarters, 555 Post St., San Francisco

"Climate change will be a threat multiplier for communities in the Bay Area: rising sea levels, increasing temperatures, spreading drought and wildfire will increase the health and wealth inequities our region is already facing. The San Francisco Foundation is investing in communities and the environment to build climate equity and resilience because it believes that all people need access to clean water, healthy food, safe outdoor play areas, and nature, for the health and safety of the Bay Area."

http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2016-02-24/san-francisco-foundation-building-climate-equity-and-community-resilience#sthash.pfIzcIX8.dpuf

Feb
24
1:00 pm13:00

LAEP COLLOQUIUM: DOUG BROWN - NATIVE GRASS SOD

UC Berkeley, 315 Wurster Hall

Native Grass Sod
SPEAKER: Doug Brown, Creative Director, Manmade Workshop Landscape Architecture

"Caltrans landscape architects partnered with academia and local business to develop native grass sod that is now available across California. Doug Brown was the landscape architect and project manager for the state-funded research project that led to the development of this brand new product. Before the study there wasn’t such a thing as native grass sod."

http://ced.berkeley.edu/events-media/events/laep-colloquium-doug-brown-native-grass-sod

Feb
24
Feb 26

Design San Francisco

San Francisco Design Center

Many great talks are happening during the SF Design Center's annual event

"The San Francisco Design Center welcomes you to Design San Francisco 2016, the premier
annual event for design professionals. Our goal is to inspire you with all manner of creative possibilities,
provocative ideas, and valuable intelligence on what’s happening locally and globally.
We’re especially enthusiastic about our keynote presentations – design visionaries and personalities
who are nationally recognized for their personal magnetism and visionary approaches
to interior design. In addition, the SFDC showrooms will host seminars and workshops, each
thoughtfully conceived and developed to support your own creative potential and improve your
marketing acumen."

http://www.sfdesigncenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/DesignSF16_Program_final2.pdf

Feb
22
7:00 pm19:00

Dora Epstein Jones Lecture

CCA San Francisco, Timken Lecture Hall

"Dora Epstein Jones, PhD, is the keynote lecturer for Almost Familiar Forms, a three-part event presented by CCA's Architecture division composed of an opening event discussion and reception, followed by a two-day workshop, and culminating in this keynote lecture.

Epstein Jones is a theorist and teacher of architectural culture. Her work mainly focuses on the discipline of architecture and includes interrogations on the discipline's boundaries and operations through examinations of tectonics, practice, and pedagogy as well as (generally external) concerns such as gender, sex, mobility, and criticality."

https://www.cca.edu/calendar/2015/dora-epstein-jones-keynote-almost-familiar-forms

Feb
19
7:00 pm19:00

Almost Familiar Forms

Almost Familiar Forms, Opening Reception

CCA San Francisco, Timken Lecture Hall

"Almost Familiar Forms is a three-part event presented by CCA's Architecture division composed of an opening event discussion and reception, followed by a two-day workshop, and culminating in a keynote lecture by Dora Epstein Jones (Sci-Arc), presented as part of the Architecture Division Lecture Series."

https://www.cca.edu/calendar/2015/almost-familiar-forms-three-part-architecture-event

Feb
19
3:30 pm15:30

Touring Oakland's Cultural District

Event by SPUR, members only. Location to be sent before tour.

"At the foot of Lake Merritt sits a series of major institutions and open spaces that are somewhat cut off from one another and from the surrounding city. A variety of changes are afoot, however, and they hold the promise of knitting these assets into an integrated cultural district. Join us to discover the neighborhood’s hidden gems and then we’ll top it off at the Oakland Museum's Friday night festivities."

http://www.spur.org/events/2016-02-19/touring-oaklands-cultural-district

Feb
18
12:30 pm12:30

Bringing Light to San Jose’s Downtown

SPUR San Jose

"The Illuminating Downtown Project is San Jose’s multi-year undertaking to bring a series of interactive lighting projects to the city’s core. Once completed, the project will make the downtown a beacon for residents and visitors alike. Four projects already underway — including the Highway 87 underpasses at Santa Clara and San Pedro streets – and many more planned. Come hear about the history of this plan, the next steps and how it is serving as inspiration for other neighborhoods around the city."

http://www.spur.org/events/2016-02-18/bringing-light-san-jose-s-downtown

Feb
16
7:00 pm19:00

Experimental Jetset

Experimental Jetset: Statement and Counter-Statement

7pm: CCA, San Francisco Timken Lecture Hall

"Experimental Jetset is an Amsterdam-based graphic design studio founded in 1997 by Marieke Stolk, Erwin Brinkers, and Danny van den Dungen. Focusing on printed matter and site-specific installations, Experimental Jetset designers have worked on projects for a wide variety of institutions including Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Centre Pompidou, Dutch Post Group, and Whitney Museum of American Art, many of which have acquired their work for their collections."

https://www.cca.edu/calendar/2016/experimental-jetset-statement-and-counter-statement

Feb
16
12:30 pm12:30

The Baylands and Climate Change

SPUR Urban Center, San Francisco

"Sufficient, healthy wetlands, marshes and tidal areas are essential to protecting the region’s many homes and workplaces from future flooding, but our local baylands have been significantly diminished and are threatened by future sea level rise. A new report developed by hundreds of scientists, and led by the California Coastal Conservancy and the San Francisco Estuary Institute, identifies the necessary steps to build and maintain a healthy bay in a climate-changed future. Come hear what they learned."

http://www.spur.org/events/2016-02-16/baylands-and-climate-change

Feb
11
Feb 12

Pacific Horticulture: An Introduction to Botanical Art with Catherine Watters

UC Botanical Garden, Berkeley, CA

"This two-day class will introduce you to the fascinating world of Botanical Art. Catherine Watters will teach you to observe, measure and draw plants in great detail and with botanical accuracy. Students will work with graphite, colored pencil and watercolors. All levels are welcome."


http://www.pacifichorticulture.org/events/an-introduction-to-botanical-art-with-catherine-watters/#sthash.YzbMrUgy.dpuf

Feb
9
7:30 pm19:30

Long Now Foundation Seminar: Stephen Pyne

SFJAZZ Center

"Once humans took charge of fire, fire remade humans and commenced remaking the world. “We got small guts and big heads because we could cook food,” says Stephen Pyne, the world’s leading historian of fire. “We went to the top of the food chain because we could cook landscapes. And we have become a geologic force because our fire technology has so evolved that we have begun to cook the planet."

http://longnow.org/seminars/02016/feb/09/fire-slow-fire-fast-fire-deep/

Feb
9
6:00 pm18:00

AIASF: Biophilia and Butterflies

AIA San Francisco

Biophilia and Butterflies: Making a better habitat for both humans and wildlife in San Francisco

Join COTE to learn more about biophilic design from a panel of diverse experts who will present various topics and a brief discussion amongst them. Afterwards we will break-out into groups for a butterfly-in-the-city charette focused on Nature in the City's "Tigers on Market" (Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on Market Street) project.

http://aiasf.org/event/2016/02/09/biophilia-and-butterflies-making-a-better-habitat/

 

Feb
3
6:00 pm18:00

CED ALUMNI OF COLOR LECTURE: KOFI BONNER

UC Berkeley, 112 Wurster Hall

Kofi Bonner serves as the President of Lennar Urban, LLC. Mr. Bonner is an Expert Advisor of California Emerging Technology Fund and serves as President of Urban Land Division. In this role, Bonner oversees all land acquisition and urban development activities in Northern California, including the Hunters Point Shipyard, Candlestick Point and Treasure Island developments.

http://ced.berkeley.edu/events-media/events/arch-lecture-series-kofi-bonner

Feb
3
1:00 pm13:00

LAEP COLLOQUIUM: JIM STICKLEY - BRISBANE BAYLANDS SPECIFIC PLAN

UC Berkeley, 315A Wurster Hall

"James K. Stickley, (Husband of Kate Stickley) ASLA, LEED AP / WRT Principal is a landscape architect and urban designer with over 30 years of experience in community design and planning. His experience has spanned the full spectrum from large-scale urban planning assignments to detailed design and implementation of parks, streets and urban landscapes.

The Brisbane Baylands Specific Plan is an integrated new mixed use district planned for a Bayfrontbrownfield site sitting just south of the San Francisco City and County line. The plan puts forth strategies for regaining ecological function lost through successive land “reclamation” initiatives and leveraging a confluence of existing and planned transit resources to create a vibrant new mixed use neighborhood at the northern edge of Brisbane and eastern edge of San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley."

http://ced.berkeley.edu/events-media/events/laep-colloquium-jim-stickley-brisbane-baylands-specific-plan

Feb
2
5:30 pm17:30

DCRP LECTURE SERIES: MOHAMED GAMAL ABDELMONEM

UC Berkeley, 305 Wurster Hall

Hidden Architectures and Spatial Systems of Urban Division: From Cairo to Belfast
In cities that are divided by ethno-national rivalry, public space and its architecture becomes the crucible of contestation related to ethnicity, territoriality and national identity. Physical barriers, such as Northern Ireland’s Peace-line walls, materialize the paradoxical relationship of the edge as a line of separation and attachment, as the inevitable reality of coexistence. Social and cultural polarization in the Middle East’s urban environments similarly possesses spatial structures of segregation with deeply rooted but less visible rivalry based on ideology, affordability and cultural attitudes. The hierarchical structure of city spaces and quality of life in Egypt’s urban environments developed invisible barriers that at times define unequal privileges of accessibility and service, creating two attached yet isolated universes. Rivalry based on ethnicity or social status fuels infinite battles of contestation over space and territorial gains, rendering the gain of one rival is an inevitable loss of other, looking cities in unwinnable battles over urban development, design and architecture.

http://ced.berkeley.edu/events-media/events/dcrp-lecture-series-mohamed-gamal-abdelmonem

Jan
28
May 1

Experiments in Environment: The Halprin Workshops, 1966–1971.

The California Historical Society

"In the summer of 1966, renowned American landscape architect Lawrence Halprin (1916–2009) and his wife, dance pioneer Anna Halprin (born 1920), began a series of experimental, cross-disciplinary workshops in northern California that offered a new approach to environmental awareness. Drawn from architecture, ecology, music, cinematography, graphics, choreography, and lighting, Experiments in Environment brought together artists, dancers, architects, and environmental designers in avant-garde environmental arts experiences."

http://experiments.californiahistoricalsociety.org/exhibition/