The new Bancroft Apartments will provide 50 units of housing two blocks from U.C. Berkeley. To fit the building into read more…
The new Bancroft Apartments will provide 50 units of housing two blocks from U.C. Berkeley.
To fit the building into the long, narrow site we placed five stories of apartments over parking, lobbies and retail at the street level and nestled the new units around a series of courtyards. Each L-shaped unit was designed to maximize the natural light while providing privacy from the neighboring buildings. On the prominent Bancroft Street side, the building steps back in both plan and section to accommodate the adjacent structures and allow for balconies on the upper floors. The building, designed with the student population in mind, will provide a mix of unit types and includes a common courtyard, bike parking, laundry and a cafe.