- A detailed Building Performance Narrative was prepared and presented to the University Seismic Review Committee for approval early in the design phase.
- The structural steel framed building utilizes buckling restrained braced frames and concrete shear walls for the lateral system and is founded on drilled pier foundations.
- Approximately 13′-0″ of the floor plate cantilevers over the adjacent Etcheverry Hall.
- The roof is framed with structural steel cantilevers up to 24′-0″ long to optimize square footage for the rooftop-mounted photovoltaic array.
Located in a seismically active region, the building was designed to meet University seismic requirements that exceed the California Building Code in order to enhance life safety and minimize damage in a seismic event. Strategies included the use of simple, self-bracing forms and high-efficiency seismic systems.Customized Solution