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UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive / Diller Scofidio + Renfro

13:00 - 21 December, 2015
UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive / Diller Scofidio + Renfro, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan +15

The Best US Architecture Schools for 2016 are...

14:30 - 6 November, 2015
The Best US Architecture Schools for 2016 are... , The Trays at Harvard GSD. Image © Kris Snibbe/Harvard University News Office
The Trays at Harvard GSD. Image © Kris Snibbe/Harvard University News Office

DesignIntelligence has released their 2016 rankings of the Best Architecture Schools in the US for both undergraduate and graduate programs. Nearly 1500 professional practice organizations were surveyed this year, as part of the survey's 16th edition, and were asked the following question: “In your firm’s hiring experience in the past five years, which of the following schools are best preparing students for success in the profession?”

This information, along with detailed accounts on the best programs that teach skills in design, communication, sustainability and technology, resulted in the 2016 rankings. The two top schools, Cornell for undergraduates and Harvard for graduates, held their positions as the best programs to attend, according to the study.

Without further ado, the top 10 undergraduate and graduate programs in the US are...

Chu Hall - Solar Energy Research Center / SmithGroupJJR

13:00 - 16 October, 2015
Chu Hall - Solar Energy Research Center / SmithGroupJJR, © Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, USA
  • General Contractor

    McCarthy Building Companies
  • Area

    39000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte +26

House in Valley Street / Baran Studio Architecture

12:00 - 10 April, 2015
House in Valley Street / Baran Studio Architecture, © Peter Lyons
© Peter Lyons

© Peter Lyons © Peter Lyons © Peter Lyons © Peter Lyons +14

Diller Scofidio + Renfro's Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive to Open in 2016

08:00 - 2 April, 2015
Diller Scofidio + Renfro's Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive to Open in 2016, Courtesy of UC Regents. Rendering by Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Courtesy of UC Regents. Rendering by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

As construction continues on its new home across from the UC Berkeley campus, the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) is finalizing plans for its first exhibition - Architecture of Life - in this location. The curvilinear structure, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro with EHDD as executive architect, fuses old and new, outfitting what was the UC Berkeley printing plant with modern exhibition space, offices, and theaters to make it a focal point in Berkeley's downtown arts district.

More on the $112 million project after the break.

Courtesy of UC Regents. Rendering by Diller Scofidio + Renfro Courtesy of UC Regents. Rendering by Diller Scofidio + Renfro Courtesy of UC Regents. Rendering by Diller Scofidio + Renfro Courtesy of UC Regents. Rendering by Diller Scofidio + Renfro +10

Phoenix House / Anderson Anderson Architecture

01:00 - 20 January, 2015
Phoenix House / Anderson Anderson Architecture, © Anthony Vizzari
© Anthony Vizzari
  • Architects

  • Location

    Berkeley, CA, USA
  • Architect in Charge

    Mark Anderson, Peter Anderson
  • Design Team

    Anderson, Peter Anderson, Johnson Tang, Yevgeniy Ossipov, Gennifer Muñoz, Yingying Xue, Jia Wu, Chris Campbell
  • Project Manager

    Yevgeniy Ossipov
  • Area

    3700.0 ft2
  • Photographs

© Anthony Vizzari © Anthony Vizzari © Anthony Vizzari © Anthony Vizzari +20

Harmon / Baran Studio Architecture

01:00 - 12 August, 2014
Harmon / Baran Studio Architecture, © Scott Hargis
© Scott Hargis

© Scott Hargis © Scott Hargis © Scott Hargis © Scott Hargis +13

Berkeley Courtyard House / WA Design

01:00 - 29 September, 2011
Berkeley Courtyard House / WA Design, Courtesy of  wa design inc
Courtesy of wa design inc
  • Architects

  • Location

    Berkeley, CA, USA
  • Architects

    WA Design Inc
  • Design Team

    David Stark Wilson, Chris Parlette, Frank Eyerly, Tom Peebles, Angela Wong
  • Consultants

    SDC (engineering); Artistic (lighting); Meline Engineering (mechanical)
  • Landscape Design

    WA design
  • Area

    4880.0 ft2
  • Photographs

Courtesy of  wa design inc Courtesy of  wa design inc Courtesy of  wa design inc Courtesy of  wa design inc +19

The Jean Gray Hargrove Music Library at the University of California, Berkeley / Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects

01:00 - 23 April, 2011
The Jean Gray Hargrove Music Library at the University of California, Berkeley / Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects, © Timothy Hursley
© Timothy Hursley
  • Architects

  • Location

    Berkeley, California, USA
  • Architect

    Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects
  • Associate Architect

    Heery International, Inc.
  • Project Team

    Merrill Elam (Principal-in-Charge), Mack Scogin (Collaborating Principal), Lloyd Bray (Collaborating Principal), Brian Bell (Project Architect), Tim Harrison (Project Architect), John Trefry, Penn Ruderman, Kevin Gotsch, Juan Du, Ted Paxton, Barnum Tiller, Charlotte Henderson, David Yocum, Jennifer King, Margaret Fletcher, Helen Han
  • Landscape Architect

    PGAdesign inc., Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates
  • Civil Engineers

    Brian Kangas Foulk
  • Slate Consultant

    CF Slating
  • Shelving Consultant

    Ross McDonald Company
  • Security / Telecommunications

    TeeCom Design Group
  • Specifications

    Marc Chavez
  • General Contractor

    DPR Construction
  • Area

    28775.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Timothy Hursley © Timothy Hursley © Timothy Hursley © Timothy Hursley +22

Ed Roberts Campus / LMS Architects

01:00 - 28 March, 2011
Ed Roberts Campus / LMS Architects, © Tim Griffith
© Tim Griffith

© Tim Griffith © Tim Griffith © Tim Griffith © Tim Griffith +23

Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse / Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects

01:00 - 13 February, 2011
Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse / Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects, © Sharon Risedorph Photography
© Sharon Risedorph Photography
  • Architects

  • Location

    Berkeley, California, USA
  • Architects

    Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects
  • Interiors

    Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects
  • Project/Construction Manager

    Terrasset Management Group, LLC
  • Civil Engineer

    Keir and Wright Civil Engineers & Surveyors, Inc.
  • Theatrical Consultant

    The Shalleck Collaborative
  • General Contractor

    Oliver & Company, Inc.
  • Electrical

    Silverman & Light
  • Acoustics

    Charles M Salter Associates Inc.
  • Area

    18000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Billy Hustace Photography © Billy Hustace Photography © Billy Hustace Photography © Sharon Risedorph Photography +20

Field Rupture / VeeV Design

10:00 - 11 July, 2010
Photograph © Reid Yalom
Photograph © Reid Yalom

A sculptural installation by VeeV Design, entitled Field Rupture, rests upon the courtyard of a 1950s modern house in Berkeley Hills, California.  Since the installation is applied over the topological surface, the shifting ground conceptually pushes the surface vertically, and, as the name implies, this action causes the surface to “rupture.” Using a laser cutter to produce the digital fabrication, the sheet metal formation seems to burst from the ground as a “figure of two planes pushing against one another.”

Gravatt 48 / Debbas Architecture

01:00 - 19 February, 2010
Gravatt 48 / Debbas Architecture, © Cesar Rubio
© Cesar Rubio

© Cesar Rubio © Cesar Rubio © Cesar Rubio © Nic Lehoux +41