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List of Famous Berkeley Buildings & Structures

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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.
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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....
    • City/Town: Berkeley, San Francisco Bay Area, California, Alameda County, United States of America
    • Opened: Jan 01 1995
    • Floors: 2
    • Architect: Eugene Tsui
    • 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
  • 2

    Ivan M. Linforth House by Morgan

    • City/Town: Berkeley, San Francisco Bay Area, California, Alameda County, United States of America
    • Opened: Jan 01 1907
    • Architect: Julia Morgan
    • Created By: Julia Morgan
  • 3

    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 affordable and abundant, for the interior and exterior of the building. On the inside she left exposed wooden beams, supports, nuts and bolts as part of the design. The result was an inexpensive, functional but very beautiful building.From  more
    • City/Town: Berkeley, California, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1910
    • Architect: Julia Morgan
    • Created By: Julia Morgan
  • 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 Berkeley graduation ceremonies, occasional addresses by noted speakers, and other events. Past speakers include President Theodore Roosevelt, William Randolph Hearst, and the Dalai Lama....  more
    • City/Town: California, USA
    • Opened: Sep 24 1903
    • Architect: John Galen Howard
    • Created By: John Galen Howard
    • Style: Greek Revival