GROUND UP..... 

IS the student journal of the Department of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning at University of California at Berkeley.

IS an annual print and web publication intended to stimulate thought, discussion, visual exploration and substantive speculation about emerging landscape issues affecting contemporary praxis.

IS an examination of a critical theme arising from the tension between contemporary landscape architecture, ecology and pressing cultural issues.

IS intended as a discursive platform to explore concepts grounded in local issues with global relevance.

WILL be guided by the interests of our readers and collaborators. We operate on an open call with invited entries from academics, practitioners, students, designers, scientists, and activists.

HISTORY

The ingredients for founding Ground Up Journal coalesced in 2010: a cohort of motivated students observing a problematic gulf between scholarship and practice in landscape architectural discourse; the painful privatization of a public institution in response to an unprecedented crisis of funding; an employment landscape offering few opportunities in the shadow of the Great Recession; and the Occupy Movement sweeping through campus, signaling the revival of public space as a locus of political activism after years of apathy. 

Into this landscape of uncertainty, Berkeley graduate students of landscape architecture created Ground Up in both defiance and in anticipation of the potential of landscape as an agent of change. In time since the inaugural edition, people, politics and praxis has moved on. Across five editions, Ground Up has also evolved, but remains true to its roots, tackling themes in an expanded field of landscape architecture that are timely, without slavishly following the whims of intellectual fashion.  

 

OUR FALL 2016 TEAM

 

Managing Directors: Gene Stroman + Cristina Bejarano
Team Members: Alexa Vaughn, Ben Lamb, Cynthia Miao, Daniel Dominguez, David Koo, Dining Liu, Faranak Khas Ahmadi, Jason Prado, Josh Gevertz, Karla Mendoza, Kate Lenahan, Lauren Bergenholtz, Linda Tian, Myra Messner, Natali Ovalles, Rafael Tiffany, Serena Lousich, Stan Kim
Faculty Advisor: Karl Kullman, Professor of Landscape Architecture & Urban Design, College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley

CONTACT US

202 Wurster Hall #2000
Berkeley, CA 94720-2000
United States 

groundupjournal@gmail.com

 

PAST TEAMS

Issue 05 Staff (2015-2016)
Managing Directors: Story Wiggins + Michelle Hook
Graphics Lead: Kathleen O'Leary
Editorial Lead: Sophie Muschel-Horton
Marketing Lead: Wesley Cogan
Production Lead: Gene Stroman
Web Design Leads: Andrew Cumine + David Koo
Team Members: Pablo Alfaro, Erica Althans-Schmidt, Cristina Bejarano, Annaliese Chapa, Daniel Dominguez, Joshua Gevertz, Kushal Lachhwani, Kate Lenahan, Stephanie Lin, Yang Liu, Maggie Luo
Faculty Advisor: Karl Kullman, Professor of Landscape Architecture & Urban Design, College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley

Issue 04 Staff (2014-2015)
Managing Director: Kyle O'Konis
Design Director: Eden Ferry
Editorial Lead: Kaleen Juarez + Story Wiggins
Production Assistant: Michelle Hook
Team Members: Pablo Alfaro, Wesley Cogan, Delagah Dadbeh, Yue Fu, Shengqian He, Kirsten Jurich, Kushal Lachhwani, Sophie Muschel-Horton, Kathleen O'Leary, Katrina Ortiz, Xiuxian Zhan
Faculty Advisor: Karl Kullman, Professor of Landscape Architecture & Urban Design, College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley

Issue 03 Staff (2013-2014)
Managing Director: Kyle O’Konis
Editorial Lead: Shanna Atherton, Kevin Lenhart, Naomi Canchelan, Elaine Laguerta,  Mariel Steiner
Graphics Lead: Eden Ferry, Catherine Reibel
Team: Micaela Bazo, Dela Gah, Yue Fu,  Jing Ma, Alana MacWhorter, Adam Molinksi, Saori Ogura, Dongwan Xie, Miriam Eason, Stephanie Lin, Justin Richardson, Grant Saita, Michelle Hook, Story Wiggins
Faculty Advisors:  Karl Kullmann, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture & Urban Design, College of Environmental Design, UC- Berkeley & Linda Jewell, Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, College of Environmental Design, UC-Berkeley

Issue 02 Staff (2012-2013)
Editorial Directors: Rebecca Sunter, Monica Way
Editorial Team: Shanna Atherton, Miriam Eason, Johanna Hoffman, Elaine Laguerta, Kevin Lenhart, Erica Nagy, Mariel Steiner, Isaac Swanson, Tricia Tsuzuki
Graphics Director: Steven Lee
Graphics Team: Marta Gual, Patrick Haesloop, Annie Hansel, Erik Jensen, Jenika Johnson, Lauren Hall Knight, Kyle O’Konis, Eden Ferry
Production Directors: Robin Kim, Junice Uy
Production Team: Cacena Campbell
Marketing + Outreach Director: Daniel Prostak
Marketing + Outreach Team: Justin Oh, Justin Richardson
Faculty Advisor: Karl Kullmann, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture & Urban Design, College of Environmental Design, UC- Berkeley

Issue 01 Staff (2011-2012)
Editorial Directors: Sara Jensen Carr and Michal Kapitulnik
Editorial Staff: Chris DeHenzel, Whitney Hannah
Graphics Directors: Catherine McDonald, Richard Crockett
Graphics Team: Steven Lee, Junice Uy, Tristan Williamson
Production Managers: Molly Mehaffy, Sarah Moos
Events: Johanna Hoffman
Creative Directors: Darryl Jones, Christopher Torres
Creative Staff: Daniel Prostak
Website: Monica Way
Faculty Advisor: Karl Kullmann, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture & Urban Design, College of Environmental Design, UC- Berkeley

 

Advisory Committee

Margaret Crawford, Professor of Architecture, College of Environmental Design, University of California Berkeley
Walter Hood, Professor of Landscape Architecture & Urban Design, College of Environmental Design, University of Califorina Berkeley
John King, Urban Design Critic, San Francisco Chronicle