Contact: simon_s@berkeley.edu
University of California, Berkeley
MS / PhD Opportunity!
Come join the team at the Flexible Structures Lab (FSL)
Spring 2019 Lecture Series
Robert J. Lang
"From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes: The Art and Science of Origami"
Fall 2018 Lecture Series
Behnaz Farahi
Fall 2017 Lecture Series
Philippe Block
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Who we are

This initiative envisions a new collaboration at UC Berkeley among the Colleges of Environmental Design, Letters and Sciences and Engineering beginning with the Departments of Architecture, Integrative Biology, and Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. Its aim is to support the Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation and to foster the Design at Berkeley initiative. The overarching goal is to strengthen the university’s expertise in different scientific areas by establishing a truly interdisciplinary and mutual knowledge exchange between students and faculty.

With this initiative, the organizers also directly respond to the university’s growing interest in biologically inspired structures and systems, which has found first manifestation in courses like (IB32 – Bioinspired Design) and (Studio One – Bio-inspired Design and Fabrication). In these classes, biologists, engineers, and architects investigate natural role models and transfer underlying design principles into new applications, products, and technologies. These courses and research initiatives try to overcome individual disciplinary efforts and aim to establish a dialogue that could enrich UCB’s scientific community and creative culture.

Recent Projects & Activities

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05Feb

Lecture: Giulio Brugnaro

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University of California, Berkeley Wednesday, February 12, 12 pm in 220 Jacobs Hall Giulio Brugnaro (The Bartlett School of Architecture,... Read More →
01Nov

M.S. / Ph.D. Opportunity at UC Berkeley! 2018

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Assistant Professor Simon Schleicher and his team of the Flexible Structures Lab (FSL) invites you to apply to UC Berkeley’s... Read More →
28Oct

Art+Nature Symposium

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Nature and the astonishing processes by which it governs the shapes and structures of organic and inorganic matter has always... Read More →
03Mar

Lecture: Robert J. Lang

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University of California, Berkeley Friday, March 15, 12 pm in 310 Jacobs Hall Robert J. Lang www.langorigami.com “From Flapping Birds... Read More →
19Oct

Lecture: Simon Schleicher

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SEMM SEMINAR

 – Structural Engineering, Mechanics, and Materials Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering University of California, Berkeley Monday, October... Read More →
15Oct

Lecture: Michael Herrmann

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Dear friends and colleagues, Please feel free to join us during today’s Arch259 seminar for our first expert lecture. Monday... Read More →
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