Graduate Theological Union
New Construction: Programming Design Development
LAMSON HEWLETT LIBRARY
GRADUATE THEOLOGICAL UNION
The Graduate Theological union is a consortium of nine theological colleges just north of the UC Berkeley campus. Located at the center of the Union, the Flora Lamson Helwett Library is a 50,000 square foot four story concrete frame building housing a 375,000 volume library and the GTU Adminstrative Center.
While design of the Library originated with Louis I. Khan, the project was continued after his death by a joint venture of two firms, Escherick, Homsey, Dodge, & Davis and Peters, Clayberg and Caulfield Architects for which Thomas Caulfield was lead designer.
This project came to completion through an intricate construction phasing process allowing early occupation of the building and providing minimal disruption to daily operations as construction was completed.
In recent years since its completion, the library has been a recipient of national and local design awards.