UC Berkeley | Lower Sproul Redevelopment Project
Berkeley, CA
Photos: Bruce Damonte, MRY

Structural Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering

290,000 sf



  • SCUP, Jury's Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement in Integrated Planning and Design, 2017
  • AIA East Bay Berkeley Design Advocates, 2017
  • SEAONC, Excellence in Structural Engineering, Award of Merit, Retrofit/Alteration, 2016
  • SEAOC, Excellence in Structural Engineer, Award of Merit, Retrofit/Alteration, 2016

The revitalization of Lower Sproul and the Student Community Center was a student based initiative that reinvigorates an existing central campus space to accommodate the evolving needs of future generations of students. The project upgrades the Lower Sproul Plaza and includes a rain garden to capture runoff; replacement of Eshleman Hall to provide a new and larger building for student groups; upgrades and expansion of the MLK Jr. Student Union; Cesar Chavez Student Center upgrades; and the retrofit of nearby Anthony Hall. R+C is structural and geotechnical engineer of record for the project, designed to LEED Gold standards.