Berkeley Art Center Design Competition 04, Plan Detail - Entry Court
- Berkeley Art Center Design Competition 04, Plan Detail - Entry Court
- Project Title:
- Berkeley Art Center Design Competition 04
- John Clair Miller
- John Clair Miller
Cyril B. Beveridge
- Project Owner:
- University of California
- University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
- Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States (inhabited place)
- United States
- Work Type:
- plan (formal concept)
plans (orthographic projections)
- art museums
- Award – Honorable Mention
Design an art center to include exhibition galleries for changing exhibitions, space for the university art collection, auditorium, studios, café, archival storage and related administrative offices. To be built on a site which serves as a pedestrian link between a residential community and the University of California, Berkeley.
The design presented specific challenges in terms of scale - a large and complex project, on a small site and oriented to pedestrians throughout. A variety of exterior spaces and public sculpture gardens serve to emphasize the importance of pedestrian movement to the entrance court and through the site. The central entrance court is the organizing hub of the complex. Flexibility was achieved through several different scales of gallery spaces. An important feature of the design is a series of ‘saw-tooth’ roof facilitating north-facing, clearstory windows that provide natural light in all the main galleries for optimum exhibition of artwork, as well as over the central entrance area. The materials projected were concrete (walls) and brick (pavers as the floor finish), materials traditional in that area. Reinforced concrete was also projected to be used in the floor and roof structures to withstand possible earthquake activities.
- The images in the John Clair Miller Collection (here presented as “Projects”, “Competitions” and “Collages”) and the John Clair Miller Image Collection of Twentieth-Century Architecture in Iceland are protected by copyright, and the copyright holder is their creator/photographer, John Clair Miller. Images in the John Clair Miller Collection were created between 1962-2007, and were digitized by Cornell University Library. Images in the John Clair Miller Image Collection of Twentieth-Century Architecture in Iceland date from 2001-2007, and were digitized from 35mm slides by Cornell University Library in 2016. Cornell is providing access to the materials for research and personal use. The written permission of any copyright and other rights holders is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use that extends beyond what is authorized by fair use and other statutory exemptions. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item.