June 13, 2014
A quick sketch I did in front of the UC Berkeley Faculty Club for my first post on the SF Bay Area Urban Sketchers blog. I had hoped for some people to show up, but summer time is quite slow around the University.
The Faculty Club has been around since 1902 and is a wonderful place to grab lunch or have drinks after class (or work). I’ve even attended a lovely wedding (several years ago) that was hosted on the lawn shown in the sketch.
If you get a chance to view The Club from the inside, you’ll immediately note the precious craftsman design of Bernard Maybeck that is also seen throughout the historic homes of the area. It’s definitely one of the best examples (that I’ve seen) of this type of warm personal architecture.
Read more about it at http://www.berkeleyfacultyclub.com/