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List of the famous landmarks that make up the Berkeley skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Berkeley architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Berkeley are included on this list. Information about these Berkeley buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Berkeley and older historic landmarks.

Use every item on this list for yours, from Samuel Taylor Suit Cottage to Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Berkeley?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Berkeley. Famous architectural houses within the city of Berkeley are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.
Residence for Florence and Wil... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Berkeley Buildings & Structures
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Residence for Florence and William Tsui


Partially earth covered residence that uses the tardigrade organism as the basis for the design. It is known to the locals as the Fish House. ...more

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City/Town: Berkeley, San Francisco Bay Area, California, Alameda County, United States of America, + more

Opened: Jan 01 1995

Floors: 2

Architecture Firm: Tsui Design and Research

Created By: Eugene Tsui

Style: Organic architecture, Earth sheltering

Construction Started: 1993

Building Function: House

Floor Space (sq. m): 220.0

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Ivan M. Linforth House by Morgan


Ivan M. Linforth House by Morg... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Berkeley Buildings & Structures
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City/Town: Berkeley, San Francisco Bay Area, California, Alameda County, United States of America, + more

Opened: Jan 01 1907

Created By: Julia Morgan

Julia Morgan Theater is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Berkeley Buildings & Structures
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Julia Morgan Theater


Renowned architect Julia Morgan designed this building in 1908 as the St. John's Presbyterian Church. Her designs included the church and adjacent Sunday School classroom space. Working with a budget of two dollars per square foot, Morgan used natural redwood paneling, once ...more

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City/Town: Berkeley, California, USA

Opened: Jan 01 1910

Created By: Julia Morgan

Hearst Greek Theatre is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Berkeley Buildings & Structures
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The William Randolph Hearst Greek Theatre, known locally as simply the Greek Theatre, is an 8,500-seat amphitheater owned and operated by the University of California, Berkeley in Berkeley, California, USA. The Greek Theatre hosts The Berkeley Jazz Festival, pop, rock, and world music concerts, UC ...more

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City/Town: California, USA

Opened: Sep 24 1903

Architect: John Galen Howard

Created By: John Galen Howard

Style: Greek Revival

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