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Stanley Hall
Facts at a glance

LOCATION

Northeast corner of campus, uphill from the Hearst Memorial Mining Building.

SIZE

11 stories (8 above ground, 3 basement levels)
285,000 gross square feet

DESIGN FEATURES

Exterior

Sierra white granite and copper used to complement nearby Beaux Arts campus buildings

Interior

33 wet laboratories and 8 computational laboratories
Space for approximately 650 faculty, students and staff members
3 auditoriums (300-seat, 120-seat and 45-seat)
Multi-media classroom with flexible space for 45 people
Shared workrooms, administrative space and faculty offices on every floor
Café to open January 2008

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

A state-of-the-art structural system of steel and concrete-composite bracing reinforces the building in the event of an earthquake.

OCCUPANTS

40 QB3 faculty affiliates representing seven departments
Specialized core research support facilities, including the Central California 900 MHz NMR facility, the Biomolecular Nanotechnology Center, the Vincent Coates Functional Genomics Center and the Keck MacroLab
Administrative offices for QB3 and the Department of Bioengineering

PROJECT TEAM

UC Berkeley Capital Projects
Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects LLP
McCarthy Building Companies Inc.

COST OF REPLACEMENT PROJECT

$162.3 million, including $88.6 million in private philanthropic support and the remainder from state and other sources

IMPORTANT DATES

1952       Biochemistry and Virus Laboratory completed
1963       Building renamed Molecular Biology and Virus Laboratory
1971       Building renamed Wendell Meredith Stanley Hall
1997       Old Stanley Hall rated seismically poor
2003       Old Stanley Hall demolished
2007       Official dedication and opening of new Stanley Hall