August 2012: New Projects Portfolio
ARRA-funded multifamily housing project in Georgia; LEED Gold West Hollywood library; Bridgestone’s new company headquarters in Akron, Ohio; UC Berkeley’s biomedical and health sciences center.
UC Berkeley’s Li Ka Shing center provides home for biomedical and health sciences research
The Li Ka Shing Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, houses 30 research laboratories, several lecture halls, the Henry H. Wheeler, Jr. Brain Imaging Center, and highly specialized containment areas for handling viruses and stem cell cultures. The five-story, 200-000-sf facility is designed to meet local seismic codes as well as a minimum of LEED Silver certification. The Building Team included Portland, Ore.-based ZGF Architects; the San Francisco office of McCarthy Building Cos.; and San Francisco-based engineering firm Rutherford & Chekene.