UC Berkeley Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation
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.
University of California, Berkeley
24,000 sq. ft.
Designed to reduce energy use by 90%; LEED Platinum Certified
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.
“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