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GREEK THEATRE SEISMIC AND SAFETY CORRECTIONS PROJECT, UC BERKELEY

INFO

PROJECT INFORMATION

CLIENT: University of California, Berkeley
LOCATION: Berkeley, California
SIZE: 8,500-seat Amphitheater
COST: $6,000,000

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Designed by San Francisco Architect John Galen Howard, The Hearst Greek Theatre is one of the most iconic buildings on the U.C. Berkeley campus. With its open-air amphitheater and sweeping views of San Francisco Bay, it is beloved by generations of concert goers, students, and alumni. Built in 1903 in the Greek Revival style, this commanding and elegant California Historic Landmark was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. Straddling a major earthquake fault, the Greek was in sore need of seismic and accessibility upgrades, as well as repairs to its key historic features. The University engaged Cody Anderson Wasney Architects to direct the seismic rehabilitation, upgrades, and repair of this important historic resource.

To do this, CAW organized a consulting team to document the existing building conditions and site deficiencies that needed to be addressed. CAW had to create and meet an aggressive construction schedule that was driven by CalPerformances' schedule and the University's commencement ceremonies and annual Big Game Bonfire.

HOW CAW DID THIS

  • CAW worked closely with the State Office of Historic Preservation to vet proposed solutions and garner their endorsement
  • Through ambitious invasive testing and investigations during the design phase, the architects were able to compress the construction phase by minimizing unknown conditions.
  • Worked with structural engineers to develop structural solutions within the voids of the colonnade structure thereby preserving the historic fabric

KEY PARTICIPANTS

STRUCTURAL: Tipping Mar Engineers, www.tippingmar.com
LANDSCAPE: The Office of Cheryl Barton, www.toocb.com
CONTRACTOR: Overaa Construction, www.overaa.com

HISTORIC

GREEK THEATRE SEISMIC AND SAFETY CORRECTIONS PROJECT, UC BERKELEY

INFO

PROJECT INFORMATION

CLIENT: University of California, Berkeley
LOCATION: Berkeley, California
SIZE: 8,500-seat Amphitheater
COST: $6,000,000

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Designed by San Francisco Architect John Galen Howard, The Hearst Greek Theatre is one of the most iconic buildings on the U.C. Berkeley campus. With its open-air amphitheater and sweeping views of San Francisco Bay, it is beloved by generations of concert goers, students, and alumni. Built in 1903 in the Greek Revival style, this commanding and elegant California Historic Landmark was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. Straddling a major earthquake fault, the Greek was in sore need of seismic and accessibility upgrades, as well as repairs to its key historic features. The University engaged Cody Anderson Wasney Architects to direct the seismic rehabilitation, upgrades, and repair of this important historic resource.

To do this, CAW organized a consulting team to document the existing building conditions and site deficiencies that needed to be addressed. CAW had to create and meet an aggressive construction schedule that was driven by CalPerformances' schedule and the University's commencement ceremonies and annual Big Game Bonfire.

HOW CAW DID THIS

  • CAW worked closely with the State Office of Historic Preservation to vet proposed solutions and garner their endorsement
  • Through ambitious invasive testing and investigations during the design phase, the architects were able to compress the construction phase by minimizing unknown conditions.
  • Worked with structural engineers to develop structural solutions within the voids of the colonnade structure thereby preserving the historic fabric

KEY PARTICIPANTS

STRUCTURAL: Tipping Mar Engineers, www.tippingmar.com
LANDSCAPE: The Office of Cheryl Barton, www.toocb.com
CONTRACTOR: Overaa Construction, www.overaa.com

HISTORIC > GREEK THEATRE SEISMIC AND SAFETY CORRECTIONS PROJECT, UC BERKELEY



  • PROJECT INFORMATION

    CLIENT: University of California, Berkeley
    LOCATION: Berkeley, California
    SIZE: 8,500-seat Amphitheater
    COST: $6,000,000

    PROJECT DESCRIPTION

    Designed by San Francisco Architect John Galen Howard, The Hearst Greek Theatre is one of the most iconic buildings on the U.C. Berkeley campus. With its open-air amphitheater and sweeping views of San Francisco Bay, it is beloved by generations of concert goers, students, and alumni. Built in 1903 in the Greek Revival style, this commanding and elegant California Historic Landmark was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. Straddling a major earthquake fault, the Greek was in sore need of seismic and accessibility upgrades, as well as repairs to its key historic features. The University engaged Cody Anderson Wasney Architects to direct the seismic rehabilitation, upgrades, and repair of this important historic resource.

    To do this, CAW organized a consulting team to document the existing building conditions and site deficiencies that needed to be addressed. CAW had to create and meet an aggressive construction schedule that was driven by CalPerformances' schedule and the University's commencement ceremonies and annual Big Game Bonfire.

    HOW CAW DID THIS

    • CAW worked closely with the State Office of Historic Preservation to vet proposed solutions and garner their endorsement
    • Through ambitious invasive testing and investigations during the design phase, the architects were able to compress the construction phase by minimizing unknown conditions.
    • Worked with structural engineers to develop structural solutions within the voids of the colonnade structure thereby preserving the historic fabric

    KEY PARTICIPANTS

    STRUCTURAL: Tipping Mar Engineers, www.tippingmar.com
    LANDSCAPE: The Office of Cheryl Barton, www.toocb.com
    CONTRACTOR: Overaa Construction, www.overaa.com