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University of California, Berkeley: Goldman School of Public Policy

  • Northern California

The University of California’s Goldman School of Public Policy is located on the historic north side of the Berkeley campus. Originally built in 1893 as the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house, the building was designed by Ernest Coxhead in his signature version of a rustic English Tudor style. ARG was hired to provide planning, design, and construction services for seismic strengthening. The project included an upgrade the building for life safety, accessibility, expanded IT, and preservation of historic elements on the exterior and interior. Based on the success of ARG’s rehabilitation of the historic building, UC Berkeley hired ARG to design an adjacent new building that maintains the residential look and feel of the neighborhood. The 13,000-square-foot, three-story building houses two large classrooms, 12 faculty offices, and a student placement center.