Berkeley, CA

UC Berkeley | Lower Sproul Redevelopment Project



Structural (Design)

Geotechnical Engineering

Structural Engineering


290,000 sf

Key Info

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-SCUP, Jury's Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement in Integrated Planning and Design, 2017

-AIA East Bay Berkeley Design Advocates, 2017

-SEAONC, Excellence in Structural Engineering, Award of Merit, Retrofit/Alteration, 2016

-SEAOC, Excellence in Structural Engineer, Award of Merit, Retrofit/Alteration, 2016

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.

Higher Education

Leavening peerless structural engineering skill with humor, philosophy, people skills and, above all, a consummate understanding of San Francisco's permitting process, [Alan] saw this project through.