The Gateway


Project Phase:

Anticipated Completion:
2025-2026 Academic Year


Lead Design Architect:

Executive Architect:

General Contractor:
Turner Construction

Project Location:
Campus Park (map)

Project Inquiries:
(510) 495-5786

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The Gateway will be the new home of the Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society (CDSS).

CDSS brings together data science education, the School of Information, the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, the Department of Statistics, the Berkeley Institute for Data Science, the Center for Computational Biology, D-Lab, and the Computational Precision Health program.

The 367,270-square-foot building will be on Hearst Avenue at Arch Street, a prominent location of arrival and entry to the UC Berkeley campus. The Gateway is a collaborative space where approximately 1,325 faculty, students, researchers, and staff will work together to create accessible and equitable educational opportunities and catalyze groundbreaking research to meet society’s greatest challenges.

The facility includes a lower-level convening space, followed by five-floors of dedicated research laboratories, classrooms and auditoriums, seminar and conference rooms, offices, social kitchens, a public café, and a rooftop event space.

Construction of the Gateway begins in September 2022, and the building is anticipated to open during the 2025-2026 academic year.

Construction Updates:

  • During February 2023, crews will complete demolition work, including removing any last remnants of the foundations and building systems of the former Tolman Hall. Meanwhile, crews are performing earthwork, excavation, and shoring work around the entire project site, which will take approximately two more months to complete.
  • The first structural concrete work for the Gateway is expected to begin in April 2023.

Imagine the Gateway at UC Berkeley

(Video by Stephen McNally and Stefanie Kalem)

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