UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley Innovation Zone location, image by Google Satellite

UC Berkeley Innovation Zone Could Become Tallest Building in City

UC Berkeley has published the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Innovation Zone, a two-structure laboratory along the western edge of the university’s campus. New details shared in the document reveal that the proposed North Building is the latest to become the tallest building in Berkeley, and construction could start as early as this summer. Details about the tower design and financing have not been published.

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Berkeley Space Center trellis aerial view of the central courtyard, rendering by Field Operations and HOK

UC Berkeley Announces $2 Billion Space Center At NASA Ames Research Center

New plans have been revealed for a $2 billion research center run by UC Berkeley at the NASA Ames Center in Mountain View, Santa Clara County. The Berkeley Space Center, as it will be called, will reshape 36 acres on the sprawling Ames Research Center, providing a hub for future companies to collaborate with the school and NASA scientists & engineers to improve technology for aviation, space exploration, and how people live and work in space.

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UC Berkeley Engineering Center establishing view, rendering by Skidmore Owings and Merrill

Construction Starts for SOM-Designed Bechtel Engineering Center, UC Berkeley Campus

UC Berkeley has celebrated the official groundbreaking for their latest campus expansion, the UC Berkeley Engineering Center. The $95 million project makes adaptive reuse of the existing building, transforming the concrete structure into a prominent lightweight glass and steel skin centerpiece designed by Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill. The new engineering center is expected to open in Berkeley by early 2025.

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