Oxford Plaza / David Brower Center

2150 Allston Way (DBC) & 2200 Oxford St., Berkeley (OP)

Concurrent construction of a 4-story concrete office building (David Brower Center) and adjoining 6-story affordable housing/ parking/ retail building (Oxford Plaza), both on top of a new underground city parking garage. The basement city garage for public parking has 99 stalls; additionally, the ground floor Oxford Plaza parking garage for residents has 40 stalls using a puzzle lift system. The building includes a unique vertical post-tension system for seismic resistance. The David Brower Center received a LEED Platinum certification by using green features including photovoltaic panels, radiant heating and cooling concrete slabs, stormwater collection and reuse, and a raised floor system for ventilation.

Award(s): 
Green Communities - Certified Building - 2011
Berkeley Design Advocates Award - 2010
Savings By Design Energy Efficiency Integrated Awards, Merit Award for Innovative Building Design (DBC) - 2010
SEAONC Excellence In Engineering, Sustainability Category (DBC) - 2010
SF Business Times Real Estate, Deals of 2009, Best Green Building / New (DBC)
USGBC Green Building Super Heroes, Green Team Award (DBC) - 2009
2009 Urban Design Award for the City of Berkeley Association of Bay Area Governments (OP) - 2009
American Concrete Institute Green Environmental Award (DBC) - 2008
Green Building: 
USGBC LEED NC Platinum (DBC) - 2011 / Certified by Build It Green, and recognized by Green Communities (OP) - 2011

"I have been in this business for almost 30 years. I still marvel at how a large, complex building such as Oxford/Brower gets built with such precision. I appreciate all that you had to do to build it on time and on budget."

Gilbert Chan - Construction & Project Management

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