The nonarchitect’s noncomprehensive selection of cool buildings on campus

Most of us here at the Clog aren’t architects (in fact, none of us are), but we know a good building when we see one. Just as one does not have to be a recognized food critic to know what a good sandwich tastes like (a good sandwich is just a good sandwich), quality is universally recognized. Sorry, this isn’t another succulent Eating Berkeley post, it’s really just us trying to flesh out what it means to enjoy some good architecture. Berkeley has some buildings that look downright elegant. But hey, we don’t make buildings over here at the Clog, so we’re going to do our best to explain the most appealing aesthetic elements of Berkeley’s buildings in non-architectural jargon.
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Off the beat: Under construction

This summer in Berkeley — like any summer in Berkeley — a slew of campus buildings will undergo renovation, retrofitting and construction. With fewer students on campus, these three months are an opportune time for Capital Projects, UC Berkeley’s construction management team, to complete many tasks that would otherwise impede
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