UC Berkeley Heathcock Hall

New construction of a mixed-use building containing state-of-the-art research and laboratory space, support offices, and classroom space for the UC Berkeley College of Chemistry. The six-story (with partial basement interconnecting adjacent buildings) structure will be a focused arrangement of spaces that connect science and learning around three primary program elements: laboratories, write-up spaces, and grouped amenity spaces such as conference and break rooms. Laboratory functions will consist of physical and synthetic chemistry, chemical and biomolecular engineering, and some general purpose spaces.


Additional work includes demolition of a current on-site structure as well as on-site elements such as a retaining wall and pedestrian egress bridge; a new exterior generator yard with storage tank; the relocation of an underground fresh air shaft; construction of a new terraced landscape; and relocation of existing underground utilities, all on a busy intersection of the active college campus. The project is designed and being built to achieve LEED Gold certification.

Berkeley, CA
81,700 SF
The Regents of the University of California
Design Team