Now in use as a Student Services Center with office space and a book store, the challenge of this 12,000 square foot, five story building was to complete the remodel while preserving the historic integrity of the building.
much as it did in 1925, this previously unreinforced brick fraternity house
near the U.C. Berkeley campus is the recipient of complete structural strengthening
and a full interior remodel. The
scope of work included a feasibility study for rehabilitation and seismic
upgrade to correct unreinforced masonry and "soft story" conditions
constituting an earthquake hazard. The building's structural deficiencies
were corrected through removal and subsequent replacement of the brick cladding.