Ed Roberts Campus
The Ed Roberts Campus, an approximately 80,000 s.f. office building with a partially underground parking garage, was constructed adjacent to the Ashby BART station by a consortium of non-profit organizations. The building, designed to ensure universal access, serves as the home to organizations active in the Independent Living Movement, welcoming people of all disabilities. Innovative Universal Design features include a central helical ramp allowing wheelchair and pedestrian access to second floor offices, textured and colored concrete to guide the visually impaired through the lobby, wide corridors, and automation of building features including doors and lighting. The building also incorporates green features such as extensive natural lighting and shading, photovoltaic panels, and energy efficient building systems.