DESIGN
 

Eshleman Hall

Rated seismically “poor”, Eshleman Hall is being replaced with a new building that will provide better linkage between the Bancroft Way and Lower Sproul Plaza. Eshleman Hall will provide student groups larger areas of contiguous assignable space for greater program flexibility. The senate chambers of the Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC) government will be located on the top floor and a new pub will anchor the building on the plaza.

 

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Union

The MLK Jr. Student Union is being renovated and expanded. New space for the building includes twostory additions on the west and south sides, which will add new restaurants, a ‘campus living room’, meeting space and an accessible outdoor terrace adjacent to Pauley Ballroom. The student union’s facades will be transformed to create a transparent glass pavilion providing an active and open public face on all sides.

 

Anthony Hall

Anthony Hall, home of the Graduate Assembly (GA), has been renovated as part of the Lower Sproul Redevelopment project. This historic woodshingled building, once home to the Pelican, campus’s humor magazine founded in 1903, has an improved interior and better access.

 

Media Center

The Media Center will be located between the MLK Jr. Student Union and the Chavez Student Center, on the east edge of Lower Sproul plaza. This hub for student media groups will house the Open Computing Facility, Cal TV, Publications, and the Yearbook. It will include computer workstations, storage, a filming area, and a lounge.

 

Rain Garden

The Lower Sproul Redevelopment project includes the landscape around the buildings. The area at the northwest corner of the plaza now includes a rain garden, which gathers rainwater from the roofs of nearby buildings as well as from the plaza and filters it to thought trees and vegetation before it enters Strawberry Creek. A wooden boardwalk provides a pathway over the bioswale. Memorials to students who lost their lives in the Korean War and to Grace Asuncion are part of the new landscape.

 

Anna Head Alumnae Hall

This historic building, once the assembly hall for the allgirl Anna Head school, has been renovated and restored o its original design. Project work at the building included seismic safety upgrades, renovated bathrooms, improved ADA accessibility, and new landscaping. It is being used for ASUC Senate meetings during the construction of Eshleman Hall and will be used for student activities and events after Lower Sproul is reopened.