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Historic Classroom Building Renovation
Infrastructure Renewal to Extend the Life of a 100 Year Old Historically Significant Building

Designed by John Galen Howard and constructed in 1917, this historically significant building has been central to campus life for close to a century.

This infrastructure improvement project restores and refreshes the building's historic architecture, while providing a modern infrastructure to enable the building to serve future generations of students.

Main Lobby with restoration of originally designed cork flooring

Classroom: View of classroom with restored high ceiling and highly efficient LED lighting

Hallway: Exposed ceiling with new building infrastructure and LED direct/indirect lighting

Alternate Hallway Design: Cloud ceiling hides electrical and telecom distribution but still provides access

Egress Lighting: one footcandle egress lighting was provided without alteration to historic brick and granite patio

Client Type: Public University
Project Type:   Infrastructure Upgrade,
Tennant Improvement,
Historical Preservation,
and Building Envelope Renovation
Size:   137,000 s.f.
Location:   Berkeley, CA
Firm:   Shah Kawasaki Architects

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