University of California, Li Ka Shing Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences

Berkeley, CA

Client

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

Completion

2010

Awards

2012 Craftsmanship Award, Mechanical Category, California Association of Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors, National Association
2012 Best New R&D Project in the Bay Area, San Francisco Business Times
University of California, Li Ka Shing Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences
University of California, Li Ka Shing Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences

The UC Berkeley Health Sciences Initiative included replacing Warren Hall near the northwest corner of campus with the new Li Ka Shing Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences. The five-story Li Ka Shing Center offers space for scientists to research molecular basis for disease with a focus on cancer biology, infectious diseases, gene regulation, stem cell biology, and neurodegenerative diseases. Collaborating with McCarthy Building Companies and Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects, SGH peer reviewed the building enclosure design and performed a moisture study of the exterior walls.