Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center
Berkeley, CA | historic
A simple yet elegant renovation and seismic upgrade preserves the legacy of Berkeley’s landmark civic center.
A seismic upgrade and interior renovation have transformed Berkeley’s landmark 1940’s Civic Center building. The historic building exterior and lobbies were preserved, and new meeting spaces were added to the penthouse level. Energy efficient mechanical and electrical systems, operable windows, and use of green products have resulted in light-filled, comfortable work spaces which were once a maze of metal-partitioned offices. The six-story structure is base isolated and can move 30 inches in any direction to absorb seismic forces with minimal damage or disruption of operations.
Berkeley Design Advocates Award of Excellence
American Public Works Association, Northern California Chapter Distinguished Project Award
California Preservation Foundation Craftsmanship & Preservation Technology Award
AIA East Bay Merit Award
Savings By Design Efficiency Integration Award
AIA California Council Honor Award
Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association Special Commendation
City of Berkeley