Chavez Solar Calendar

A solar calendar in Berkeley’s César Chávez Park is an earthwork memorial to the renowned labor leaders Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta. JNRA, Santiago Casal (project director), and artist Scott Donahue prepared the plans with assistance from Lawrence Hall of Science, Exploratorium, Berkeley public schools, associates of César Chávez, and the local CCC. A special place has been created for seasonal gatherings, special events, personal meditation, and outdoor classroom activities.

Location

Berkeley, CA

Size

0.3 acres

Completed

1996-2021

Client

City of Berkeley

Team

Santiago Casal (Project Director)
Scott Donahue (Artist)
Lawrence Hall of Science
Berkeley Public Schools
Associates of Cesar Chavez

Scope

Concept Design and Construction Administration

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