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Lower Sproul Redevelopment / Moore Ruble Yudell Architects and Planners

Lower Sproul Redevelopment / Moore Ruble Yudell Architects and Planners

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  • Collaborating Principal:Jeanne Chen
  • Associate Principal:Stanley Anderson
  • Architects (Registered Architects, Aia):Amy Hellmund, Clay Holden, Eric Tecza, Lani Lee, Richard Destin
  • Designers:Tristan Hall, Alise Romero, Caryn Grape, Ellen Riingen, Jason Pytko, Kentaro Yamada, Kaoru Orime, Martin Saavedra, Ruth Ortega
  • Engineers Structural (And Geotechnical):Rutherford & Chekene
  • Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Vertical Transportation:Syska Hennessy Group
  • Acoustical:Charles M Salter Associates
  • Architectural Support:Noll & Tam Architects and Planners
  • Waterproofing:Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
  • Graphics & Signage:Sussman/Prejza
  • Specifications:Gary Barnett Specifications
  • Fire & Life Safety:Jensen Hughes
  • Client:Rob Gayle, Emily Marthinsen, Beth Piatnitza, Teri Mathers
  • Owner:Associated Students of the University of California; Regents of the University of California
  • Audio Visual, Security, Data:TEECOM
  • Food Service:RAS Design Group
  • Hardware:Finish Hardware Technology
  • Architect In Charge:Mario Violich
  • Partner:Buzz Yudell
  • Design Principal:Mario Violich
  • Interiors:Stanley Anderson
  • City:Berkeley
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Text description provided by the architects. The Lower Sproul Redevelopment Project is a student based initiative that called for recasting the existing facilities at Lower Sproul Plaza into a revitalized and state-of-the-art facility combining both new construction and adaptive reuse strategies.

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Students at University of California, Berkeley voted for a student fee hike to help the university fund the adaptive reuse, construction, and revitalization of the multi-building Lower Sproul Plaza. The master plan balances physical and programming needs; celebrates the diverse community of students, faculty, and staff; and creates a “living room” for student life and learning.

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The redevelopment involved demolishing the concrete Eshleman Hall, built in the 1960s, and replaced it with a larger, more transparent building to expose activities within. The MLK Jr. Student Union was renovated and expanded, the Cesar Chavez Student Center was renovated, and the Pelican Building and alumni house were seismically strengthened. The project also included the addition of new planters, trees, seating, and a rain garden to the plaza.

Program Diagram
Program Diagram

Modern flexible spaces accommodate the evolving needs of future generations of students for student services, retail, food service, meeting space, and space for student organizations and student government. The Lower Sproul Redevelopment site will make the southern edge of campus on Bancroft Way a vibrant gateway between campus and community, with 24/7 activity.

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Address:Berkeley, CA 94720, United States

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Cite: "Lower Sproul Redevelopment / Moore Ruble Yudell Architects and Planners" 16 Jun 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/870467/lower-sproul-redevelopment-moore-ruble-yudell-architects-and-planners> ISSN 0719-8884
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美国加州大学伯克利校区 LowerSproul 广场的二次开发/ Moore Ruble Yudell Architects and Planners

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