2002 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA

Artech Cal Apartments
Units 21
Area 8,500sq. ft.
Density 120 units/acre
Commercial Uses Gecko Cafe, Offices
Completion Date August 2002
Low Income Units 4
Architect HDO Architects
General Contractor Kimes Morris

Project Description

Berkeley’s Arts District features the nationally acclaimed Berkeley Rep, the Jazz School, the Aurora Theater, and the Freight & Salvage community arts and music theater. The ARTech building anchors the western edge of this vibrant street.

The project was a partnership between Computer Technologies Program, a local non-profit and the development team. The non-profit partner received a return on their contributed land and occupied the second floor offices of the project.

The original design of the project included fifth floor mezzanines and a concrete frame system that resulted in significant budget overruns. The principals of Hudson McDonald redesigned the project to eliminate the mezzanines and allow for wood framed construction. The change allowed the project to realize significant cost savings.

The principals of Hudson McDonald completed this project while employed by developer Panoramic Interests.