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Posted inHousing & Development

Berkeley home with personality, built for famed geologist

Idiosyncratic and lovely. Both words describe the recently listed home at 1555 La Vereda Road in North Berkeley. The three-bedroom house with separate cottage, which is priced at $1,095,000, was built for — and in part by — the renowned geologist Andrew Cowper Lawson in the 1930s. Lawson was a traveler, art collector and enthusiastic builder. He had […]

Posted inCity

Maybeck School celebrates namesake’s 150th birthday

More than 200 current students, faculty, staff, parents and alums gathered at Maybeck High School on College Avenue Wednesday to celebrate what would have been the 150th birthday of architect Bernard Maybeck who left an indelible mark on the architecture of Berkeley and the Bay Area. Stan Cardinet, one of Maybeck High School’s founding teachers, delivered a lecture about Maybeck’s […]

Posted inHousing & Development, Schools

Storied Pelican Building is considered for landmark status

A 1956 Berkeley building rich in architectural history is being considered for landmark status and is likely to receive it, barring any unforeseen objections. The Pelican Building, situated on the UC Berkeley campus on Eshelman Road, was designed by architect Joseph Esherick, who taught at UC Berkeley for 40 years, designed Wurster Hall, co-founded Cal’s College […]