Berkeley Engineering, the second largest college at UC Berkeley, conducts research, instructional and administrative activities in more than a dozen buildings on the Berkeley campus, utilizing well over one million square feet of space. The college also has extensive large-scale engineering research facilities, including one of the world's largest earthquake simulators, located at the 170-acre Richmond Field Station site about seven miles northwest of campus.
From state-of-the-art research laboratories to student study centers and libraries, these facilities help support the academic mission of Berkeley Engineering. These are the spaces where bold, new ideas are formed, tested and reinvented. They are where students and researchers gather to challenge conventional beliefs and methods.
Below is brief description of Berkeley Engineering's primary facilities. Click on a thumbnail for a larger photo.
Engineering Student Services, Kresge Engineering Library, Sibley Auditorium, Trefethen Terrace. Built in 1980.
Electrical engineering & computer sciences departmental offices and the electrical engineering division of EECS, Swarm Lab. Built in 1950.
Civil & environmental engineering department, Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center, structural and earthquake engineering labs. Built in 1968.
Departments of mechanical engineering, nuclear engineering and industrial engineering & operations research. Built in 1964.
Materials science and engineering department, Berkeley Institute of Design. Built in 1907; major restoration completed in 2002.
Mechanical engineering, BEST Lab. Built in 1924.
Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation. Built in 2015.
College dean and administrative offices, Institute of Transportation Studies. Built in 1931.
Environmental engineering, Berkeley Water Center. Built in 1959.
The computer sciences division of EECS, RISELab. Built in 1994.
Bioengineering department, QB3, Center for Computational Biology, Biomolecular Nanotechnology Center. Built in 2007.
CITRIS (Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society), EECS faculty and labs, Banatao Auditorium, Marvell Nanofabrication Lab. Built in 2009.
Facilities master plan (2002) PDF download