Heathcock Hall


Project Phase:

Anticipated Start of Construction:
June 2024


General Contractor:
Plant Construction


Project Location:
UC Berkeley Campus Park (map)

Project Inquiries:
(510) 495-5786

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Project Background

Heathcock Hall is a new academic building located at Gayley Road and University Drive. The approximately 81,700-gross-square-foot academic building will provide a mix of flexible and operationally resilient laboratories, associated non-lab workspace, office space, and other support and collaboration meeting spaces for researchers, faculty, and students across multiple disciplines affiliated with UC Berkeley's College of Chemistry.

Heathcock Hall will include six floors and a partial basement. The lowest two floors of the building will be partially below-ground because of the site's unique topography. To enable construction, an existing connecting structure between Latimer and Lewis halls will be demolished and replaced with new connections to these adjacent buildings.

As part of the project, the intersection of Gayley Road and University Drive will be reconstructed to provide additional setbacks for the building and address local accessibility issues created by existing topography.

Construction will begin in June 2024. Heathcock Hall is anticipated to open in early 2027.