The CORE building is a new 100,000 sf academic building that serves as the central hub of CSU East Bay’s campus and will be the new home to the Student Center for Academic Achievement and Hub for Entrepreneurship. Located in the center of campus the CORE Building offers students a technologically rich space designed to encourage student collaboration and foster student creativity. The CORE Building offers various academic learning spaces including a new library, classroom space, various modular study spaces, community gathering spaces and administrative office space.
- The steel-framed building is three stories with buckling restrained braced frames to resist lateral forces and is designed to accommodate the heavily sloped site in the center of the campus.
- The project is located adjacent to the Hayward Fault requiring a high level of seismic design and detailing.
- Ground anchors were used at the braced frame foundations to resist large seismic uplift forces.
- The project also includes a long-span pedestrian bridge connecting the third floor of the building with a walkway connecting to the rest of the campus at a higher elevation.