01 Nov Strengthen or Replace Evans Hall – A Valuable Campus Asset at UC Berkeley
Evans Hall Seismic Study, UC Berkeley
The University of California Berkeley has engaged Ratcliff and Degenkolb to complete a comprehensive seismic options study for Evans Hall. The study focuses on performing a comprehensive assessment of the existing building, including a seismic analysis and evaluation of other building systems, and on developing criteria documents and associated cost estimates for seismic strengthening and for replacement options. The purpose for the study is to make an informed recommendation to the University regarding the future of Evans Hall.
Evans Hall is one of the campus’ largest and highest use buildings, with 10 stories above grade, a partially below grade ground floor, and a basement. It houses general assignment classrooms on the ground floor; the math and stats library and undergraduate advising on the first 2 floors; and departmental offices and classrooms on floors 3-10. The building is located northeast of campus, within the designated Classical Core, west of Hearst Mining Circle and east of Memorial Glade. Evans is a light weight concrete structure and is one of the campus’ highest remaining seismic priorities.