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UC Berkeley building set for Northside comes under fire

Rendering, dated October 2013, of the planned UC Berkeley Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation building, as it will look from Ridge Road in Berkeley. Image. Berkeley Engineering UPDATE, APRIL 23, 2014: Several trees were cut down early today, Wednesday April 23, on the site of the proposed new building. Reports suggest crews were working on […]

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Berkeley buildings honored for preservation efforts

The Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association (BAHA) has once again honored those who have  invested time, money and effort into renovating homes or buildings with historical preservation in mind. This year’s Preservation Awards highlight thirteen Berkeley properties — eleven homes, one commercial building and one institutional project — all of which, in the words of BAHA […]

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Bid goodbye to this house

A City of Berkeley Landmark building belonging the university is scheduled to be demolished on Monday. The Cheney House (above),  which was built in 1885, is located at 2241 College Avenue within the campus boundaries. According to Archeological Research Facility News, the building is notable for both its distinctive Eastlake Stick Style architecture and historical associations: It […]

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Modern moves afoot on Rose Street

Rose Street residents in north Berkeley will be interested to hear the outcome of a zoning hearing taking place on Thursday this week which will determine whether a home in their vicinity will get the OK to be demolished and replaced with a considerably larger one. Lotus founder, philanthropist and angel investor Mitchell Kapor is […]