NWD installed millwork and casework in three separate buildings at UC Berkeley – Eshleman, Martin Luther King Jr. and Cesar E. Chavez. This project included a large arrangement of wood furniture, wood and plastic laminate casework, composite and engineered stone countertops and work surfaces. Trespa wall paneling was utilized in the Chavez building. The Eshleman building levels 2-4 consists of administration offices with workstation desks in walnut wood veneer casework, Richlite laminated composite vertical slats at desk faces and Cosentino Eco-Top engineered stone top work surfaces. Corridors offer a solid walnut slab seating area overlooking the quad area grounds below. Break rooms include fabricated plastic laminate casework with composite countertops for long-term durability and wear resistance. The Level 5 Senate Chambers space includes a rich blend of wood veneer casework, composite countertops, solid walnut wall cap and engineered stone window sills. Level 1 showcases a security desk with back wall paneling and a large café counter. A solid walnut bar top and adjacent booth add character to the bar area.
The MLK building contains similar break room amenities to the Eshleman building. However, the aspects are the featured components to this building. Level 1 dining and cafeteria areas showcase extended bench seating throughout in walnut lumber. The towering wall paneling system features a stunning three dimensional wedge-shaped, central paneling system surrounded by randomly matched walnut veneer panels extending into the second level system above. The fabrication means and methods of integrating both lumber benches and veneer paneling with a combination of warm earth tone colors is aesthetically appealing with standout design elements.
General Contractor – McCarthy Builders
Architect – Moore Ruble Yudell