Turner Construction to Build Gateway Project at UC Berkeley
Turner Construction Company was awarded the Gateway Project at University of California, Berkeley. This project is part of UC Berkeley’s Light the Way Campaign, an effort to raise $6 billion for faculty and graduate students, undergraduate opportunities and experience, research and first-rate facilities. The 380,000 square foot building will serve as home to the University’s Division of Computing, Data Science and Society (CDSS), a new entity that reimagines academic collaboration and co-creation to tackle the technical, scientific, social, and human dimensions of the most urgent challenges.
Bringing together 1,600 students and faculty, the space will feature research laboratories, offices, meeting rooms, classrooms, a public café, a gallery and an event space. Most importantly, convening / collaboration spaces provided throughout will promote the exchange of new ideas and foster cross-disciplinary research.
Gateway will mark Turner’s eighth project on the UC Berkeley campus, and will bring multiple staff members back to the University.
While this building will be instrumental to the University, its students and its faculty, the Turner team also recognizes how important it will be to their community, their company, and to the individuals who have a part in building it.
Construction is anticipated to commence in October of 2022, and the building is anticipated to open in 2025.