Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation
Architect: Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
Location: Berkeley, California
Award of Merit
This project is designed as both a team-based educational space and a compelling symbol to the region of the university’s commitment to enlightened, sustainable innovation.
Founded on the conviction that design can help address some of society’s most pressing challenges, the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation at the University of California, Berkeley, is devoted to introducing design innovation at the center of engineering education and university life.
The project was conceived by the College of Engineering as an interdisciplinary hub for students and teachers from across the university who “love working at the intersection of design and technology.” It is designed as both a team-based, project-centric educational space and a compelling symbol to the region of the university’s commitment to enlightened, sustainable innovation.
This is a quiet building, featuring high-performance building and envelope strategies in an integrated and elegant manner. The integration of student art is inspiring and reflective of the program. Studio interiors are clean and beautifully daylit.