The CORE building is a new 100,000 sq.ft. building that replaces the existing campus library. When completed in 2021, the CORE will become a center for learning, engagement and collaboration located at the heart of Cal State East Bay’s Hayward campus. The CORE’s 21st-century academic library will teach students how to navigate the information age economy and become self-directed learners.
- 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.