projects in construction phase or scheduled to start soon
Facility (2251 College) Seismic Safety Corrections. Historic
former fraternity, now used by the Department of Archeology,
will be retrofitted and brought up to current code. Construction
scheduled to begin in spring '02
Hall Seismic Safety Corrections. Home to Molecular and Cell
Biology, Barker Hall has been emptied of its occupants for the
duration of this project. The building will be strengthened
by the end of fall '01. Improvements to labs and offices are
included, as is deferred maintenance on the duct system. Construction
scheduled to begin fall '00.
Hall Seismic Safety Corrections. Barrows Hall is a seven-plus
story building with offices for a variety of units, mainly those
in the social sciences. The upgrade involves adding reinforced
concrete walls and foundations wrapping each end of the building.
These new walls will be anchored to the existing structure and
tied to one another with collector beams along the north and
south faces. Upgrades to fire alarm and sprinkler systems and
building accessibility improvements are also part of the project.
Construction underway; began summer '00.
for the Study of Plant Conservation. Remodel of building
on Centennial Way for the Center for the Study of Plant Conservation.
The building will house labs for researchers and graduate students.
Construction started in late summer '00.
Dining Facility. New dining facility to serve students living
in Units I and II. The facility will modernize, centralize and
increase the efficiency of campus dining services. Construction
scheduled to begin in spring '01.
Student Housing New housing, located close to campus, will
consist of apartments with suites from two to six bedrooms.
Each will have its own kitchen and common room. Student residents
will have connections to the campus network. The building will
include common areas for studying and socializing. Construction
scheduled to begin spring '01.
Hall Exterior. The second phase of a project to repair the
exterior of Evans Hall is under way. After repair work to the
concrete last fall, the building is being sealed and painted.
Construction began summer '00.
School of Public Policy addition. A picturesque addition
to the Goldman School of Public Policy that will be built to
the west of the current structure, seismically retrofitted two
years ago. The new building will add faculty offices, classrooms
and lecture space in a warm, intimate facility. Construction
scheduled to begin in fall '00.
Pavilion Landscape. The east and north sides of the Walter
J. Haas Jr. Pavilion will be transformed into SPIEKER PLAZA,
a dramatic new pedestrian plaza entry to the campus. The landscape
improvements will feature new lighting, a grid of trees, the
terminus of the cross-campus bicycle path and site furnishings.
Replacement parking on the north side of the building is included
in this project. Construction began July '00.
Memorial Mining Building. The seismic retrofit and renovation
of one of the campus's most important historic treasures. This
project addresses the combined challenges of seismic upgrade,
historic preservation and modern educational requirements. The
retrofit uses state-of-the-art base isolation technology. The
interior of this 1907 building is being restored to look much
like it did when it first opened to mining and mineral engineering
students. Construction began in fall 1998.
Hall Seismic Safety Corrections. Seismic upgrade to a building
that contains labs and classrooms of the College of Chemistry.
Hildebrand houses scientists in chemistry and chemical engineering
whose work has changed the world. Construction scheduled to
begin September '00.
Hall Seismic Safety Corrections. Seismic upgrade to a second
building in the College of Chemistry. Nobel Laureates past and
future have worked and taught in Latimer Hall; the seismic safety
improvements will ensure they can continue. Construction scheduled
to begin September '00.
Hall of Science "Forces that Shape the Bay" Exhibit. An
outdoor exhibit that will show the geologic, climatic, human
and marine forces which have created the San Francisco Bay Area.
This exhibition will capitalize on the unique location on a
ridge, on the edge of a tectonic plate and overlooking the Bay
and the Pacific Ocean, to engage visitors in exploring how the
land was and is continuing to be formed. The spectacular view
from the south terrace will not only enhance the exhibit but
will serve as an exhibit itself, as visitors are encouraged
to examine the landscape below them and observe the forces of
nature at work that created it. The project will be done in
phases. Phase I will focus on "nature's big sculpting tools
and materials" and a 40-foot square walk-on raised-relief map,
representing 640 square miles of the bay region from the delta
to the Pacific Ocean. Construction scheduled to begin spring
Replacement Building 1. New building with offices and classrooms
that will serve the campus's need for temporary space in which
to house staff, faculty and students displaced by seismic upgrade
construction work. Construction scheduled to begin in summer
Lab Seismic Safety Corrections. Seismic upgrade of a lab
building located in the hills above campus. The Samuel L. Silver
Space Sciences Lab houses a multidisciplinary organization that
integrates work in the space sciences and stimulates new faculty-student
programs of research. Much of the research conducted in Silver
Lab is funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Construction began in July '00.
Campus Entry, Class of '53 Gift. New sign at west entrance
to campus from Center Street that will consist of two stone
pilasters and low wall with bronze grillwork. "University of
California" will be centered in the grillwork. Project also
includes a path near Strawberry Creek w/ woodland planning and
sitting rocks. Dedication scheduled for Homecoming Weekend October
Hall Seismic Safety Corrections. Seismic upgrade of the
home of the College of Environmental Design. The college is
one of the largest in its field nationally and among the most
distinguished internationally. Construction began in spring
Hall Seismic Safety Corrections. Seismic upgrade that is
part of the SAFER program. Work to occur in the next five years.
In planning stages.
Stadium Seismic Safety Corrections. Seismic upgrade is part
of the SAFER program. Work to occur in the next five years.
In planning stages.
Communication, Steam, Water, Sewer. An extensive construction
project to restore and upgrade the campus utility infrastructure,
including communications, steam, water and sewer systems.
The project will install a fiber optic cable "backbone" for
voice, data and video communication that will provide additional
speed and capability, more reliability and the capacity for
expansion. Aging pipes will be replaced and steam vaults and
tunnels repaired, making the steam system more reliable. Some
water mains will be increased in size, some will be replaced,
and others will be inter-connected to provide better water
distribution. Twenty new fire hydrants will also be installed.
Construction underway, began spring 1999.
Village Albany, Step 1. (not shown on map). New housing
for student families. Step 1 of the project involved replacing
WW II-era housing with modern units. Each apartment has connections
to the university network, and the houses are centered on
courtyards with places for children to play. Construction
is scheduled to be completed in late '00.
Completed Capital Projects
Stadium Renovation. The new Goldman Field at Edwards Stadium
was completed last fall with a world-class track in gold with
blue stripes. The new track meets international standards, ushering
in a new competitive era for track and field. For soccer fans,
the Goldman Field in the center of the track makes yet another
major capital contribution to athletics. The expanded track
and the soccer field are equipped with a special drainage system
that restores the field quickly after a storm by draining water
through layers of sand and gravel below the turf.
Hall Expansion and Film Studies Studio. A third floor was
added to roughly half of Dwinelle Hall. And a theater for the
campus Program in Film Studies was added. Students and faculty
can view work on video, DVD or other film in an intimate theater
with the latest in surround-sound technology.
Speech Movement Café and Resource Center. Built as part
of a gift from Steve Silberstein to the library in honor of
the Free Speech Movement and Mario Savio, the café, located
in Moffitt Undergraduate Library, is a welcoming addition to
the library and an inviting place to linger inside or out on
a patio overlooking the Valley Life Science Building and Strawberry
Creek. In addition to serving beverages, salads and sandwiches,
the café includes permanent and rotating exhibits around the
theme of free speech.
Area Substation (not shown on map). The new Hill Area
Substation provides campus with its own on-campus electrical
station. This project fulfills part of the campus's long-range
plans to increase capacity and ensure reliability of electricity
to the campus. The project also includes provisions for the
seismic stability of electric cables where they cross the
fault line. The campus power load was permanently transferred
to the new substation on July 31, and the old Grizzly Peak
Substation has been de-energized.
Pavilion. Haas Pavilion has transformed Harmon Arena into
a larger showcase for the Cal basketball, volleyball and gymnastics
teams. Built in honor of Walter A. Haas Jr., the pavilion has
seating for an additional 6,000 fans but still keeps them close
to the court in the spirit of Harmon. In addition to the arena,
the pavilion includes a refurbished home for the Physical Education
Program, including classrooms and labs; a club room for spectators
and special events; offices for coaches and athletic staff;
and a sports medicine and weight training facility.
Hall Renovation and Seismic Upgrade. McCone Hall houses
the Northern California Earthquake Data Center and the equipment
that measures seismic activity worldwide. The retrofitting and
renovation project upgraded fire and safety systems and added
an exterior tower that braces the building. The tower houses
a new entry foyer, darkrooms, labs, sun-filled stairwells, and
three new glass-enclosed seminar rooms that overlook the San
Francisco Bay area . The project also consolidated the collections
of the Earth Sciences and the Map Libraries in a new ground-floor
library, installed new data connections throughout the building,
and refurbished laboratories like the one that supports Berkeley's
cartography program. This project also created a conference
room where seismologists can meet the press, and it brought
emergency power and special environmental protections to computers
in the Seismology Lab.
Hall/Kenneth S. Pitzer Center for Theoretical Chemistry.
An addition to the College of Chemistry necessitated by seismic
upgrade work and made possible by a gift from the Pitzer Family
Foundation. The center provides newly renovated space for faculty
and students who had to move from Hildebrand Hall so that seismic
upgrade of that facility can take place. The center provides
an integrated research environment for students that will foster
interactions and collaborations across groups within theoretical
Hall Exterior. Zellerbach Hall, home of Cal Performances,
had its exterior fully waterproofed and readied for continued
service to the arts community.
Library. Doe, located in the center of campus, is the oldest
library in the UC system. Three phases of a four-phase seismic
retrofit have been completed. Phase 1 included moving the stacks
to a new underground location. Phase 2 made safety improvements
to the main building, strengthening its core. Phase 3, completed
in 1999, was a retrofit of the historic reading room on the
north side of Doe.
House. The Chancellor's residence was extensively retrofitted
Bancroft/Dance Facility. Built as a church in 1898, the
small, shingled building on Bancroft now serves as studio space
for the Dance Department. Seismic retrofit and renovations have
made it a beautiful, safe studio for dancers and performers.
Field Annex. This is a temporary home for the College of
Environmental Design students, faculty and staff during the
retrofit of Wurster Hall. Also a temporary site for the Pacific
Film Archive theater.
Health and Safety building. A new facility constructed to
process campus hazardous waste materials. Built to withstand
a major earthquake with hazardous materials intact.
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