The Library Conversion Project is an interior renovation of existing space at the Law Building. A portion of the McEnerney Stacks on levels four, five, and six, vacant since 2011, would be reconfigured to provide renovated space for Berkeley Law. The project also includes structural strengthening on levels one, two, and three, which would not affect existing programs on those levels.
The renovation would provide office space, meeting space, and collaboration areas for multiple programs, including Berkeley Law’s three largest research centers: the Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment; the Center for Law and Technology; and the Center for Law and Business. The renovated space will also house several of the school’s administrative functions, including career development, development and alumni relations, and communications and marketing.
The campus has evaluated and determined that the proposed project would be categorically exempt pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (14 CCR § 15301 Class 1, Existing Facilities).
Construction is anticipated to begin in summer 2020.