Aerial of Clark Kerr Campus.Photo by: Steve Proehl
Listed as historic landmarks at the national, state, and city level, the student housing of the Clark Kerr Campus of University of California, Berkeley, could be renewed but not significantly changed. Its “good bones” had been obscured over the years by a hodge-podge of surface-mounted utilities. EHDD has revealed the building’s strong character, organizing rooms to capture the beauty of daylight and treating exposed utilities like good jewelry. Where hidden, utilities are easily accessible for maintenance. On this steep site, with no existing code-compliant wheelchair access, the renovation makes every building (although not every floor) accessible. The project anticipates LEED CI (Commercial Interiors) Gold.
U.S. Green Building Council
California Construction, "Best of 2010"