The Gateway Project, UC Berkeley

This project consists of an approximately 368,500 gross square foot new building that includes offices, workspaces, meeting spaces, collaboration spaces, robotics labs/dry labs, drone lab, assembly spaces, classrooms, study spaces, recording studio, bicycle storage/showers, event space, catering kitchen, and a café.  To date, this $427M is the largest project that the University has ever undertaken. 

Project Highlights:

  • Construction Materials Testing
  • Largest Project Initiated by UC Berkeley to Date
  • 368,5000 Gross Square Feet of New Building Space

Ninyo & Moore is providing construction materials testing services for the Gateway project on the University of California Berkeley campus.  The project gateway will span over the Morgan bikeway with new paving and landscape to invite visitors into campus. The site is characterized by a steep slope rising over 30’ from west to east.  The project includes temporary shoring (soldier pile/lagging/tiebacks), demolition of existing foundations from the previous Tolman Hall, new utility connections, a lower underground level, as well as exterior sitework, courtyards, and landscaping.  The structural system consists of mat foundation, concrete shear walls, basement concrete walls, basement concrete columns, elevated concrete slab, steel framing on upper levels, metal deck with reinforced concrete, concrete filled steel round columns, fireproofing, acoustical spray insulation, and intumescent paint. The project is required to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEEDTM) Gold Certification, a requirement of the UC Policy on Sustainable Practices; however, the project will strive for LEED Platinum. 

Project Details


University of California, Berkeley 


Berkeley, California

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