Architects Chosen for UC Building Projects By RICHARD BRENNEMAN

Tuesday May 10, 2005

UC Berkeley announced Monday their architectural choices to design two major projects for the southeastern part of the campus: the retrofit of Memorial Stadium and the new academic commons building for the law and business schools. 

For the stadium retrofit, the school picked HNTB Architects, a national firm whose most notable recent local project has been the design of the BART extension to San Francisco International Airport. 

The university’s pick for the academic commons building that will house components of the Boalt Hall law school and the Haas School of Business is Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners of Santa Monica (MRY). 

MRY’s most notable local projects include the Haas School (1995) and the new Congregation Beth El complex. 

HNTB has considerable experience with upgrading sports facilities, including the Las Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the Ohio State University stadium and Spartan Stadium at Michigan State University. 

Assisting HNTB on the stadium project is Studios Architecture of San Francisco. Architectural Resources Group of San Francisco will assist on the academic commons building.