UC Berkeley | Lower Sproul Redevelopment Project
Berkeley, CA
Photos: Bruce Damonte, MRY

Scope
Structural Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering


Size
290,000 sf

Certification
LEED Gold


Key Info

  • Upgraded Lower Sproul Plaza
  • Replaced Eshleman Hall
  • Upgraded and expanded the MLK Jr. Student Union
  • Upgraded the Cesar Chavez Student Center
  • Retrofitted underground parking

The revitalization of Lower Sproul and the Student Community Center was a student based initiative that reinvigorates an existing central campus space to accommodate the evolving needs of future generations of students. The project upgrades the Lower Sproul Plaza and includes a rain garden to capture runoff; replacement of Eshleman Hall to provide a new and larger building for student groups; upgrades and expansion of the MLK Jr. Student Union; Cesar Chavez Student Center upgrades; and the retrofit of nearby Anthony Hall. R+C is structural and geotechnical engineer of record for the project, designed to LEED Gold standards.