Dean of UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design from 1976 to 1988, Bender’s real monument is the Berkeley campus itself.
A new roof on Finnish Hall, owned by a defunct nonprofit and mired in property tax debt, should shore up the structure. But the future of the landmarked building, also the home for 30 years to a family of caretakers, is anything but certain.
The SF Chronicle’s urban design critic — and a longtime Berkeley resident — calls for more open minds and less divisiveness during Berkeley’s current building boom.
The heavily annotated and picture-rich book incorporates previously unknown details about the architect’s private life, as well as her career.
Aaron Goldstein has been peering over fences to admire the area’s remaining windmill-topped water towers, vestiges of an era before municipal water. Now he’s writing a book.
The Bakar BioEnginuity Hub will open in February 2022 in the bunker-like concrete building on Bancroft Way, once home to the Berkeley Art Museum.
The 1930s era brick garage at 1952 Oxford St. is slated for demolition to make way for a 772-bed UC Berkeley student housing project.
The historic garden, which fell into disrepair, was restored to glory through various tax measures and the general fund.
This week, the Berkeley City Council approved plans by the man behind the “Finnish Amazon” to turn the landmarked Hillside School into a home and artist colony.
It’s been described as a cave dwelling, a wizard’s house and a Moorish palace. A recently unveiled building to house UC Berkeley students has been a long time coming — and its unusual design is causing a stir.
Neighbors are pleased a Finnish tech entrepreneur-turned-artist is improving the site, but some are worried about continued public access.
As the beautiful building designed by Julia Morgan prepares to celebrate its 100th birthday, it is also kicking off a 10-year, $10 million effort to finance long-deferred structural repairs.