How do you repurpose an underutilized 11,000 sf site, optimizing space within a compact 24,000 sf building?
How do you repurpose an underutilized 11,000 sf site, optimizing space within a compact 24,000 sf building?

UC Berkeley Jacobs Institute of Design Innovation

Located in a seismically active region, the building was designed to meet University seismic requirements that exceed the California Building Code in order to enhance life safety and minimize damage in a seismic event. Strategies included the use of simple, self-bracing forms and high efficiency seismic systems.

  Customized Solution
  • A detailed Building Performance Narrative was prepared and presented to the University Seismic Review Committee for approval early in the design phase.
  • The structural steel framed building utilizes buckling restrained braced fames and concrete shear walls for the lateral system and is founded on drilled pier foundations.
  • Approximately 13′-0″ of the floor plate cantilevers over the adjacent Etcheverry Hall.
  • The roof is framed with structural steel cantilevers up to 24′-0″ long to optimize square footage for the roof top mounted photovoltaic array.
CATEGORIES

Academic - University


HIGHLIGHTS
  • Architect: Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
  • Owner: University of California, Berkeley
  • General Contractor: Hathaway Dinwiddie
  • This project achieved LEED Platinum.