David Brower Center and Oxford Plaza – 2013 Global Awards for Excellence Finalist

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About David Brower Center and Oxford Plaza

Location: Berkeley, California
Developer: Equity Community Builders LLC; Resources for Community Development
Designer: Mithun | Solomon (Executed as WRT/Solomon ETC)

Size: 1.063 acres

David Brower Center and Oxford Plaza are two spaces that aim to unite the themes of social justice, sustainability, and urban renewal. As a mixed-use complex, this project provides a venue for innovation in Berkeley, California.

The project includes:

  • 29,000 square feet of office space, and tenants include organizations working for environmental and social justice;
  • a 7,000-square-foot conference center, which comprises a 180-seat theater, gallery space, and conference and event facilities;
  • a highly successful organic restaurant;
  • 8,500 square feet of commercial space;
  • 97 affordable apartment units;
  • 40 residential parking spaces and bike storage; and
  • a 100-stall, below-grade public parking garage.

The project provides housing to low-income families and access to employment in the transit-rich downtown. In addition, the David Brower Center achieved a LEED Platinum rating through the building’s energy, thermal, and daylighting performance. These spaces have also reinvigorated the neighborhood by attracting businesses to the development and the surrounding area.

4 comments on “David Brower Center and Oxford Plaza – 2013 Global Awards for Excellence Finalist

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  2. Even when I am not attending an event at he Brower Center , I stop by to rest inside. The space makes me happy.

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