Stanley Biosciences and Bioengineering Facility, UC Berkeley
Location: The new facility will be located at the East Gate of the campus next to the Hearst Memorial Mining Building.
Design: The building will be eight stories above ground with three basement levels. It will measure approximately 285,000 gross square feet (gsf). (The former Stanley Hall, originally called the Biochemistry and Virus Laboratory, was 67,000 gsf.)
Approximately 42 percent of the building will be research laboratories and direct lab support areas, 33 percent will be specialized laboratory facilities serving faculty, students and staff who are part of QB3 and CITRIS (two of the California Institutes for Science and Innovation that will be housed in the building), and 25 percent will be office, meeting and instructional facilities.
The main building entrance is from a terrace at the Mining Circle in front of the mining building. The new facility includes a café.
The first floor teaching and meeting facilities include a 300-seat auditorium, a smaller auditorium for 120, and a multi-media classroom with flexible space for 45-50 that will have state-of-the-art equipment to support teaching and lectures.
The laboratory and lab support space is designed with a flexible layout that can easily respond to multidisciplinary research protocols and evolving needs of modern research.
The exterior materials of the new building will include Sierra granite and copper, materials used on other classical buildings on the UC Berkeley campus like the Hearst Memorial Mining Building and Doe Library.
Cost: The project budget is $162.3 million. Funds are from a combination of state and private sources.
Construction schedule: Occupants moved out of the old Stanley Hall at the end of 2002. Project work began January 2003 with abatement and other activities. Demolition of the old hall began in March 2003. The new facility is scheduled to be completed in January 2006.
Architect: Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Partnership
General Contractor: McCarthy Building Companies Inc.
Project management: UC Berkeley Capital Projects