Project Description

The University of California, Berkeley is a well-known public research university in northern California. Founded in 1868, it is the oldest campus of the University of California system, and is considered one of the system's flagship campuses, alongside the University of California, Los Angeles. The most popular majors at the university include: Social Sciences, Engineering, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, and Natural Resources and Conservation. While walking across campus to attend classes, meetings, or social events, students frequently traverse this dramatic courtyard. The elevated plaza incorporates a variety of surface materials including multi-colored concrete pavers and green roof spaces. The concrete pavers supported by Bison ScrewJack Pedestals lay in a checkerboard pattern to give the deck an interesting aesthetic.

Architect: GLS Landscape | Architecture

Photographer: Patrick Argast

Completion Date: 2006