Submitted by Sundt Construction

The $67-million University of California, Berkeley Clark Kerr Campus renovation project included modernizing the university’s aging Clark Kerr Campus while preserving its many historic features.

In addition to preserving the historic buildings, the campus was kept open and operational for the thousands of students, faculty and staff who use it each day. This balancing act was in addition to an extremely tight and stringent schedule, making the successful completion of this project worthy of recognition.

Clark Kerr Campus is a 50-acre complex located approximately one-quarter mi southeast of UC Berkeley’s central campus. The site was developed in the 1920s to 1950s and is listed in its entirety on the National Register of Historic Places. The university acquired the historic “Mission-Modern” campus from the California School of the Deaf and the California School of the Blind in the 1980s and adapted it for housing for more than 800 undergraduate students as well as dining and conference facilities and other uses under the name of Clark Kerr Campus.

The project included renovation of eight, three-story buildings along with selective building utility upgrades.

Project Team

Developer/Owner: University of California, Berkeley
General Contractor: Sundt Construction Inc., Sacramento
Construction Management: Sundt Construction Inc., Sacramento
Architect: Esherick Homsey Dodge and Davis, San Francisco
Civil Engineer: CSW/Stuber-Stroeh Engineering Group Inc., Novato
Structural Engineer: Forell/Elsesser Engineers Inc., San Francisco
MEP Engineer: Rumsey Engineers, Oakland