The New Sequoia

This new mixed use building on Berkeley’s prominent Telegraph Avenue replaces a 44-unit building that suffered a catastrophic fire in late 2011. To engage the prominent corner of Telegraph and Haste Street, the new building’s mass is stepped with the second and third floors pushed back. The building facades are a two-tone composition of stucco and cement, with color accents and material variations. The building shell is further refined by a rhythm of solar shading devices around the windows and a combination of metal and wood-slatted awnings above the storefronts. The upper floors will be used as a privately-owned dormitory for U.C. Berkeley Students. The building, which will open in late Summer 2016, was realized within the tight budget of $175/square foot. Restaurants along Telegraph Avenue will be completed and open in the Summer 2017.

Project Description

 

This new mixed use building on Berkeley’s prominent Telegraph Avenue replaces a 44-unit building that suffered a catastrophic fire in late 2011. To engage the prominent corner of Telegraph and Haste Street, the new building’s mass is stepped with the second and third floors pushed back. The building facades are a two-tone composition of stucco and cement, with color accents and material variations. The building shell is further refined by a rhythm of solar shading devices around the windows and a combination of metal and wood-slatted awnings above the storefronts. The upper floors will be used as a privately-owned dormitory for U.C. Berkeley Students. The building, which will open in late Summer 2016, was realized within the tight budget of $175/square foot. Restaurants along Telegraph Avenue will be completed and open in the Summer 2017.

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ADDRESS: Berkeley, CA