UCB Surge Building

Daly City CA

Client: University of California at Berkeley

As part of a campus-wide seismic retrofitting program, four new “surge” buildings are added along Bancroft Way on what used to be part of the College of Natural Resources Research Field at the University of Berkeley. The collective buildings as well as the surrounding landscape were designed to be occupied by different departments for the two year shifts of building renovation. The original occupants to design for were the Pacifi c Film Archive Theater and the entire College of Environmental Design, including the graduate Architectural program, from Wurster Hall. The 3,900 sq-ft PFA building houses a 300 seats and a Dolby projection system.