Olmsted plan 1865
New Century Plan 2002
Mining Cirlce sketch 1914
View of proposed treatment of the Mining Circle
Webby winner web site

University of California Berkeley
Landscape Heritage Plan

Landscape Architecture
160 acres
“Reweaving a Campus Tapestry,” University of California, Berkeley Landscape Heritage Plan, Landscape Architecture Magazine, Lisa Owens Viani, September 2005
“The Future of Past Design Excellence, Melding Cultural Heritage with Contemporary Needs,” National APA Conference, 2006

Citation for Excellence in Campus Planning, Boston Society of Architects/SCUP Campus Planning Awards Program, 2006
Governor’s Historic Preservation Award, State of California, 2005
Preservation Design Award, Cultural Resource Studies Category, California Preservation Foundation, 2005
People’s Voice Award, 9th Annual Webby Awards, 2005
Merit Award, American Society of Landscape Architects, Northern California Chapter, 2005

View: Website


Top: New Century Plan (2002)

Top: Olmsted Plan (1865)

Bottom: Web site

Top: Concept plan for the Mining Circle

The Landscape Heritage Plan (LHP) examines the key characteristics of the university’s historic Classical Core and provides guidance for its continued development that is respectful of the exceptional landscape legacy. The plan provides a framework and guidance to ensure a successful balance between historic preservation and improvements needed for a growing and changing educational institution.

Beginning with the picturesque design established in the 1860s by Frederick Law Olmsted, overlaid with the dominant classical forms and axes of John Galen Howard’s master plan of 1914, and interlaced with the interventions of Thomas Church in the mid-20th century, the Berkeley campus embodies the skillful integration of America’s most significant landscape design movements. The LHP presents the history of this unique collage of styles and offers future designers a rich palette of choices for building upon this design tradition. In doing so, the plan recognizes the importance of the landscape as the connective fabric of the Classical Core, transforming the campus into a community across space and time.

Location: Berkeley, California
Responsibilities: Principal-in-charge; Sasaki Associates
Consultants: Vonn Marie May - Cultural Landscape Research, Assessment, and Guidelines
Cody Anderssen - Web design

Bottom: John Galen Howard’s illustrative plan of the Mining Circle (ca. 1914)

Bottom: View across the Mining Circle toward the Hearst Mining building

Plan view of conceptual design for Mining Circle