Tuesday, 11 November 2008
New Berkeley Law Library expected to rate LEED Gold certification
Marketwatch reports that UC Berkeley law school has broken ground on a major expansion of its law library and programmatic space but has managed to keep the expansion within a modest footprint by placing two of the three building levels below ground. The new addition will house highly efficient library stack space and a combination of reading rooms, seminar spaces, computer labs, library staff offices, and collection services in two light-filled underground levels. The architects will integrate sustainable features into many aspects of the design to help meet a goal of LEED Gold certification for the new structure.