Illustrative of proposed master plan
Conceptual design study
Open space diagram
Web site
Conceptual design study of Hildebrand courtyard

University of California Berkeley
New Century Plan

Urban Design
180 acres
Student FTE
Existing - 29,300
Planned - 31,800
Web Site

“Recapturing the Vision, UC Berkeley’s New Century Plan,”
Society of College and University Planners Pacific Regional Conference, 2001
SPUR and the
American Institute of Architects
San Francisco Chapter,
Excellence in Urban Design Award, 2003
“It was the best consulting experience that we’ve had here, and I’ve worked with quite a few consultants. There is need for campus planning consultants to work with campus staff to take academic ideas and come up with design solutions -- this is something Sasaki is very good at."
Kerry O’Banion
UC Berkeley
Physical & Environmental Planning

Top: Initiative concept plan

Top: Illustrative master plan

Bottom: Renewal of Hildebrand courtyard

Top: New buildings framing view of the Golden Gate

The need to address buildings susceptible to seismic damage presented the university with the unusual opportunity to undertake its first comprehensive master plan in over 100 years. The New Century Plan guides the extensive revitalization of the campus by strategically and holistically defining buildings and open spaces and reclaiming the integrity of natural systems traversing the campus.

The plan delineates new building sites and edges to increase campus capacity, a ten percent net increase of more than one million gross square feet. The plan strengthens the spatial structure of the campus, creating new and improved public spaces that work with the challenging terrain. It also presents design guidelines for the implementation of building and civic improvements.

Location: Berkeley, California
Responsibilities: Principal-in-charge; Sasaki Associates
Consultants: Wilbur Smith Associates - Circulation; Cody Andresen - Web design

Copyright - Robert Sabbatini

Bottom: Open space and natural systems analysis

Bottom: Web site

New buildings frame view toward the Golden Gate