IEAS Exhibit Series — Arts of Asia

East Asian Imaginarium: Case Studies in Architecture

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February 1–24, 2012
Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5 pm
IEAS Lobby and Conference Room, 2223 Fulton Street, 6th Floor

"East Asian Imaginarium: Case Studies in Architecture" presents the designs of four UC Berkeley Architecture students for a new building devoted to East Asian Studies at Berkeley. In 2007, Berkeley celebrated the construction of the magnificent C.V. Starr East Asia Library, the first free-standing library in the United States dedicated exclusively to East Asian collections. This marked the completion of Phase 1 of the Chang-Lin Tien Center for East Asian Studies.

Phase 2 of the Chang-Lin Tien Center calls for a building devoted to the study of East Asia, housing the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and the Institute of East Asian Studies. The designs displayed in this exhibit showcase the imagination and skill of Berkeley students in envisioning a new home for East Asian Studies. Four students were selected for the quality and ingenuity of their designs:

  • Sherrilyn Mulyono (Architecture 4th year)
  • Jina Lee (Architecture graduated Dec 2011)
  • Timon Covelli (Architecture 4th year)
  • Jin Young Park (Architecture- 4th year)

Professor Renee Chow, who oversaw these students' work in her class "On Site: In Section," during the fall 2011 semester, offers a description of the project, and each of the students provides a description of his or her designs, together with plans and images to convey their visions to viewers.

Event Contact:, 510-643-6492

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