The five-story, 67,000-square-foot building will house administrative and faculty offices, support space and the campus Welcome Center. The original 13-story Warren Hall was demolished after it was determined to be seismically vulnerable. Its replacement—located on a different site at the north end of campus—looks to the campus context and the original Warren Hall for inspiration. Contemporary and traditional materials are blended to establish a cohesive architectural language. Pre-cast concrete runs horizontally along the facade, a nod to the original Warren Hall. The new L-shaped building utilizes the maximum footprint of the site, while the elevated fourth and fifth floor provides room for a three-story protected entry plaza and outdoor social and gathering space.

The new Faculty Support Center is designed with sustainable materials and practices in mind, including high-efficiency, low-E glazing; a cool roof; a variable air volume (VAV) reheat system for HVAC; high-efficiency condensing boilers; water-efficient landscaping and plumbing fixtures; daylighting; high-recycled content and locally-sourced materials. The project is LEED Platinum certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.

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Project Details

  • Completed in 2011
  • Hayward, CA
  • 67,000-square-foot facility
  • LEED Platinum certified

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