UC Berkeley architecture professor recognized for contributions to disability movement

UC Berkeley architecture professor Raymond Lifchez (left) was recognized for pioneering the disability rights movement in architecture.
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UC Berkeley architecture professor Raymond Lifchez (left) was recognized for pioneering the disability rights movement in architecture.

UC Berkeley architecture and city and regional planning professor Raymond Lifchez was recognized Tuesday by the Center for Independent Living, or CIL, with the second annual Ed Roberts Day Award, which honors individuals who have made major contributions to the disability rights movement in the U.S. and internationally.
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Breakdown of Brutalism

In light of the closure of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, or BAM/PFA, at its old location, I wondered about the fate of UC Berkeley’s other aesthetically displeasing structures on campus, such as Wurster or Evans halls. Most of these buildings are stylistically Brutalist — an architectural
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