UC Berkeley – Blum Hall / Naval Architecture Bldg.

Location: Berkeley, CA
Architect: Gensler Architects
Products: Vega Chain Actuators
Glazing Co: Walters & Wolf

About the Project
San Francisco-based Gensler Architects designed the new wing and restored the Naval Architecture Building in conjunction with Knapp Architects of San Francisco, which specializes in historic preservation. Coleman Fung, a UC Berkeley alumnus, Blum Center trustee and founder of OpenLink Financial, donated $1 million for furniture to outfit Blum Hall, which will also house the Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership. Vega Series chain actuators are used throughout the building on awning windows for natural ventilation.