Archinect - News 2014-04-21T11:56:25-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/79617396/abandoned-uc-presidential-mansion-may-be-renovated-after-years-of-neglect Abandoned UC presidential mansion may be renovated after years of neglect Archinect 2013-08-16T17:48:00-04:00 >2013-08-17T12:06:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b8/b86ffa57d70e682e3b81fd0cb4ca2c1f.jpg" width="514" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>North of the Berkeley Hills, nestled in the quiet community of Kensington, lies an abandoned mansion called the Blake House. At the end of a short gravel path, the home historically reserved for the UC president lies behind two wrought iron gates. But the 13,200-square-foot Mediterranean-style mansion &mdash; with an elevator, two kitchens, a massive library and panoramic views &mdash; has been empty for more than five years.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/63149307/university-of-california-reveals-new-logo-public-collectively-barfs University of California reveals new logo, public collectively barfs Archinect 2012-12-10T18:32:00-05:00 >2012-12-11T09:17:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/90/90uz7a0y8wo9lmnc.jpg" width="500" height="750" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Creators of an online petition opposed to the change say the new logo "loses the prestige and elegance of the current seal." They want the 10-campus system to use the traditional circular medallion that shows an open book, the motto &ldquo;Let There Be Light&rdquo; and the 1868 date of UC&rsquo;s founding. Or find a dignified alternative. The petition had more than 39,000 supporters so far.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0j/0j8gvtfbxuk5ko2g.jpg" title=""></p> <p> UC's brand guidelines can be found <a href="http://brand.universityofcalifornia.edu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p>