University of California Berkeley, Haas School of Business, Connie and Kevin Chou Hall

Berkeley, California
Smart Sustainabilty

Chou Hall is devoted to student learning, collaboration, and interaction. Its bold terracotta design complements the historic Haas buildings while providing modern, state-of-the-art facilities.

To accommodate future advancements in business education, special attention was given to the creation of diverse settings. Think “classroom” and “digital learning” working together to foster community and to provide a world-class education. It’s all set in one of UC’s greenest academic buildings: LEED Platinum—the highest sustainably ranking—TRUE Platinum Zero-Waste Certified and WELL Silver Certified.

The interior is expansive and increases Haas’s overall space by a third thanks to the new courtyard-oriented café and terraces, twelve classrooms, twenty-eight breakout rooms for study and collaboration, and a three hundred-person event space on the top floor with views of the San Francisco Bay.

Chou Hall integrates into the existing fabric of the campus and embraces its unique site topography.
What Makes it Cool

LEED Platinum certification, WELL Silver certification, and TRUE Zero Waste certification at the highest possible level make this one of the greenest academic buildings in the country.

The light filled entrance provides places for casual meetings and study.
“We hope in this building students from all walks of life, experiences, and disciplines will come together to build a brighter future.”

– Connie and Kevin Chou

Redwood and oak trees provide a sense of calm that can only come from nature.
Ideal Location

The event space serves as the hub of public activities where the community can network and hear new ideas from faculty, alumni, and other top business leaders and thinkers.

Project Team

John Long