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UC Berkeley - Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute

Expanding facilities for neuroscience research

  • 20K

    Square Feet

  • Berkeley, California

    Berkeley, California

The improved Berkeley Neuroscience Center, now The Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute expands research capacity.

When the former Berkeley Neuroscience Center, located on the first two floors of Barker Hall was vacated for a seismic upgrade project, an opportunity to improve the facility arrived. With generous support from a new donor—Olympic gold medalist, Helen Wills Moody—funding became available to expand the facility.

The new Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute is a two-floor fit-up of the former facility. We provided design services for the renewed institute with each new floor organized around a ‘suite’ design, which promotes casual interaction among staff. For sensitive work in the new computational neuroscience labs, we provided acoustical privacy through use of a flexible/relocatable partition system.

Thanks to its new benefactor, the project provided additional positive impacts for staff and students on the third floor, home to the UC - Berkeley School of Public Health.

Services for this project were completed by the employees of GL Planning & Design prior to their employment at Stantec.

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Farshad Altafi, Principal, Senior Laboratory Planner

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Farshad Altafi

Principal, Senior Laboratory Planner

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