CSU East Bay Warren Hall

Warren Hall, along with the Main Library, was the main structure that anchored the original campus plan of the California State University East Bay campus and currently serves as the main administration building. Constructed in 1969, the complex is located less than 2km from the Hayward Fault and is the most critical building for seismic repair in the CSU system. At 13 stories, Warren Hall is a visible landmark on campus and in the community and a significant real estate asset for the University. Huntsman prepared detailed programming, an infrastructure evaluation and a feasibility study, which included a seismic retrofit, code-complying upgrades, and a partial building deconstruction. Comparative analysis was also performed to investigate full replacement of Warren Hall, which concluded that an optimal scheme would involve the deconstruction of the top six floors of Warren Hall and a seismic retrofit of the remaining structure. The partial deconstruction entailed design concepts to strengthen the existing columns by adding reinforced concrete column bolsters. In order to remove the floors and seismically retrofit the building, all of the building's MEP, life-safety, and elevator systems will require substantial alteration or full replacement. The remaining functions in Warren Hall will be primarily academic, with classrooms and faculty offices making up most of the new program. An opportunity also exists to better connect the functional spaces of Warren Hall to the bridge and Main Library, thus making the building more integrated into the main campus.

Client California State University East Bay
Location Hayward, CA
Scope Structural Retrofit Feasibility Study and Master Plan
Completion Date April 2008(study phase)
Size 150,000 square feet

Related Pages
CSU East Bay Main Library
NBC Bay Area: Warren Hall Imploded
CSU East Bay Demolition Press Release

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