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May 2020


The Lower Sproul Redevelopment & Student Community Center at UC Berkeley is the cover story in the current issue of the Chinese publication Architecture Technique. The article is co-authored by Buzz Yudell, FAIA, Mario Violich, FAIA, and Jeanne Chen, FAIA.

Campuses are dynamic centers of community, expressing the values and tensions of their cultures.  In a global and diverse world, understanding the intersection between physical planning and the evolving cultural ethos of each institution is critical to successfully plan and design vibrant places that are responsive to contemporary student needs. This intersection of cultural, academic, and demographic dynamics with campus planning and design is essential in establishing a rich narrative for transformative places.

Working in close partnership with student and campus leadership, the Lower Sproul Redevelopment and Student Community Center transform what had become a neglected mid-century modern complex into a dynamic hub for student life.  Both new construction and adaptive reuse combine to create a multi-building center that celebrates the historic legacy of the site while modernizing its infrastructure into a flexible armature for the evolving needs of future generations of students.

LEADING THE GLOBAL WAY IN SUSTAINABLE DESIGN: The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum has awarded our Tepper Quad Project at Carnegie Mellon University a 2020 Green GOOD DESIGN® Award

Architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning projects, product, packaging, and graphic designs from over 20 nations were awarded… Green GOOD DESIGN’s focus is on the most important new international products, buildings, and planning projects that are leading the global way to a design that is fully sustainable.

Moore Ruble Yudell: Design Architect & Architect of Record, Renaissance 3 Architects: Associate Architect, Buro Happold: Sustainability & SMEP, Sasaki: Landscape Architect, PJ Dick: Construction Manager

TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR OF ASU’S NEW THUNDERBIRD SCHOOL OF GLOBAL MANAGEMENT: Our project is ESSENTIAL TO REINVENTING THUNDERBIRD as a global headquarters, enabling students to connect with the world physically and virtually with shared real time experiences. The project creates learning environments with active and multi-dimensional technologies to fully immerse students in each discipline. The virtual tour takes you through the new Thunderbird headquarters while celebrating the rich history of the school. | Link in bio 

Co-Design Architect: Moore Ruble Yudell

Architect of Record/Co-Design Architect: Jones Studio

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