UC Berkeley Underhill Parking & Athletic Field

UC Berkeley built this parking facility for faculty, staff and students using assigned permit parking. The site is an area with students housed in mid-rise university dorms and private apartments. The garage fits seamlessly into the neighborhood by uniquely incorporating two separate identities in one facility: a 1,000-space, four-level (2 below ground) parking facility and - at roof level - a recreation field. The field is a visible social hub and a significant neighborhood enhancement.

Initially the site was an open parking lot whose grade level was 30+ ft below the sidewalk, separating the dormitories to the South from the campus that lies to the North.

The design build team, lead by Overaa, significantly redesigned the initial conceptual design due to constructability recommendations, architectural considerations, and changes in the University's requirements. Through the holistic approach, the team was able to identify cost saving delivery strategies and implement those into the design and delivery of the project.

Project Awards
Excellence in Category II & V for the 2009 International Parking Awards - the highest honors a parking structure can receive

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