Wednesday, April 27, 2016

          Building UC Hastings

          New academic building and student housing in partnership with UCSF will re-energize the campus community.

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          Among the proposed features of the new building is a well-appointed "sky deck, as seen in this computer-generated image.

          UC HASTINGS is making great strides toward achieving some of its core objectives: to create a more cohesive campus, to provide students with state-of-the-art academic facilities, and to offer students affordable accommodations.

          > Visit building.uchastings.edu to see and learn more

          In the works are plans for a new academic building at 333 Golden Gate Ave., a parcel owned by the law school that currently functions as recreational space and a demonstration garden. The new construction—which will optimize open spaces and be highly energy efficient—will replace the outdated Snodgrass Hall, which has core building systems nearing their end of life.

          “The law school is looking to the future and wants to bring in the highest-quality students,” said Shelley Whitaker of California’s Department of General Services, who is the building’s supervising project director. “UC Hastings wants to build user-friendly classrooms, have Wi-Fi throughout, and deploy the most modern technology to support teaching,” she added. The project has received the support of Gov. Jerry Brown, who has budgeted $36.8 million to fund the construction. The building is expected to be operational by 2020.

          Snodgrass Hall, meanwhile, will be razed and replaced with new student housing. Recently, UC Hastings and UCSF signed a letter of intent to collaborate on the new units. This would allow students from both schools to share the campus and its amenities; broaden their intellectual, professional, and social opportunities; and enjoy a true “graduate student village.”

          The proposed housing will provide up to 770 units of student and trainee accommodations. Additionally, the law school plans to modernize 252 existing units in McAllister Tower. These units will not only alleviate the student housing shortfall, but also help to establish a cohesive living-and-learning campus environment.

          “To have these two pre-eminent institutions linked functionally creates additional opportunities for academic partnerships,” notes Chief Financial Officer David Seward. The two schools already have a unique collaboration, the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science, and Health Policy.

          Let’s build UC Hastings together.

          From a single brick to the entire law center building, we invite your participation. Naming opportunities are available at all levels.

          Contact Chief Development Officer Eric Dumbleton at 415.565.4616 or dumbletoneric@uchastings.edu to learn how you can support the new initiatives. 

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          Adapted from the Spring 2016 UC Hastings Magazine

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