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Inspired buildings inspire discovery

Investing in architecture — whether restoring older structures or starting from the ground up — is an investment in Berkeley’s future.

Places of Possibility: Lighting the Future

While location and reputation are key to helping students and faculty decide if Berkeley is the place for them, we cannot underestimate the significance of the buildings where they live, work, and learn. More than offering much-needed classroom and laboratory space, first-rate facilities seed new ideas, new collaborations, new disciplines, and new breakthroughs. They are essential to competing for top students and faculty and providing the engaging environments our community expects and deserves. Your support of new facilities could help Berkeley create on- and off-campus housing, an incubator for biotech, a new chemistry building, more equitable facilities for our women student-athletes, and the Gateway: a visionary space that fuses the power of computing and the potential of data science with disciplines across campus to solve some of humanity’s most urgent and complex challenges.

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  • Friends gathered on Sept. 23, 2022, to celebrate the groundbreaking for the Gateway, a new interdisciplinary space that aims to transform computing and data science at Berkeley and beyond. The Gateway will catalyze collaborative research and education on climate change, health and biomedicine, human welfare and social justice, and other issues.

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  • Adapting to meet the academic needs and aspirations of today’s students, the Center for Connected Learning is the next step in the Library’s evolution. This radical new vision will support Berkeley’s boldest undergraduate research endeavors and spark innovation in the next generation of thinkers, disruptors, and leaders.

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  • Powered by a $30M challenge match grant from an anonymous alum, the College of Engineering has raised more than $74M in gifts to transform the engineering student center into a vibrant hub of learning and discovery, cross-disciplinary collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship.

    Read Story » Leadership philanthropy funds new Engineering Student Center
  • Construction has begun on a 772-bed, apartment-style housing project for transfer students that is being designed, built, and funded by the Helen Diller Foundation. The project helps meet Chancellor Carol Christ’s ambitious goal to double student housing over the next decade.

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