Degenkolb served as the construction means and methods engineer, converting the 1930s era facility into an 83,000 square foot world-class museum.
Degenkolb developed a comprehensive program for the renovations of over 500,000sf of existing university housing facilities as part of a team of consultants.
The 65,000 square-foot, $64 million project includes a three-story office building with three wings surrounding a central elevated garden terrace over law conference space and an architecturally exposed cast-in-place concrete Rotunda entry structure.
Made possible through a landmark gift by the Weill Family Foundation, the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences leverages UCSF’s bench-to-bedside excellence.
To minimize disruption to the student occupants and symbolize the building’s modernization, innovative exterior strengthening schemes were developed and utilized.
Degenkolb retrofitted this three-story classroom building, which was previously determined to be “very poor” under the University of California Seismic Safety Policy.
We aim to design next generation, sustainable, learning facilities and rehabilitate those that define an institution and enhance the learning experience. Libraries, student life centers, laboratories, and technology-driven classrooms are the backbone of Degenkolb’s education practice. These technically complex facilities demand early collaboration across the entire design team. We work closely with the design team, facility committees, campus architects, and administration to develop a facility that meets all needs.