UC Berkeley Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

The Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation is a beacon of sustainable innovation at the UC Berkeley campus in the Bay Area, providing a variety of flexible maker spaces that foster interdisciplinary, collaborative creativity.

The mission of the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation is to re-energize design and manufacturing innovation at the national level, honing the integrated set of skills students will need to create an abundant, sustainable future.

Owner

University of California, Berkeley

Location

Berkeley, CA

Size

24,000 sq. ft.

Stats

Designed to reduce energy use by 90%; LEED Platinum Certified

Image Credit

Tim Griffith

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Jacobs Hall is a new 24,000 square foot innovation hub for the University of California, Berkeley, College of Engineering. It provides a variety of flexible “maker spaces” that foster interdisciplinary, collaborative creativity. Located at the north edge of campus, the new building is designed as a gateway to the University and a beacon of sustainable innovation that reflects the core values of the University and the Institute.

The Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation is a beacon of sustainable innovation at the UC Berkeley campus in the Bay Area, providing a variety of flexible maker spaces that foster interdisciplinary, collaborative creativity.
The Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation is a beacon of sustainable innovation at the UC Berkeley campus in the Bay Area, providing a variety of flexible maker spaces that foster interdisciplinary, collaborative creativity.

“One of the things we want to do is change the way that engineering education is done… we are going to build a community around this building, around this concept of design and making.”

Paul Jacobs, Jacobs Hall Opening Celebration

The Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation is a beacon of sustainable innovation at the UC Berkeley campus in the Bay Area, providing a variety of flexible maker spaces that foster interdisciplinary, collaborative creativity.
Awards
AIA National - Committee on the Environment, Top Ten Green Project
AIA San Francisco, Sustainability Commendation
Best Practice Award, New Construction
Berkeley Design Advocates, Design Award