The University of California, Berkeley, required additional student facilities on a hillside site at the eastern edge of campus, directly behind the Greek Theater. The program includes a commons building, housing for 750 students, recreational facilities and parking for 250 cars. The commons, including dining, servery, multi-purpose assembly, classroom and lounge areas, is at the corner, with pedestrian access to the central campus. With carefully located paths and elevators, the compact and steep site is entirely accessible by anyone with disability. This project was produced by a team of 18 people from the offices of William Turnbull Associates and The Ratcliff Architects. Tomas Frank as project architect played significant role in the design, management, and execution of this project.
Photograps by: Timothy Hersley