UC Berkeley Jacobs Hall
Berkeley, California

UC Berkeley Jacobs Hall is a 24,000-square-foot space housing the Jacobs Design Innovation Institute whose mission is to re-energize design and manufacture innovation at a national level. The facility includes precision manufacturing labs with 3D printers and other equipment, collaborative design studios, custom prototyping labs, global ventures lab incubator, private and interactive work spaces, student lounge, and exhibit space.

This three-story plus basement facility is integrated at ground and below grade levels with two adjacent buildings.

The skills and craftsmanship of Southwest Steel are showcased throughout this project.


  • Higher Education

  • 24,000 Square Feet

  • Contractor: Hathaway Dinwiddie

  • Architect: Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects

  • Engineer: Forell/Elsesser

  • LEED Platinum

  • AIA National Top Ten Green Project

  • AIA National Educational Facility Design Award of Merit

  • New Construction Best Practice Award

  • Berkeley Design Advocates Design Award

  • AIA East Bay Honor Award

  • AIA San Francisco Design Awards Special Commendation