Stiles Student Housing Project Open House

Project Open House - Stiles Student Housing Project - Bancroft and Dana, Berkeley CA

Monday, November 16, 2015  -- Link to graphic material presented at this meeting
6:00 to 7:30, brief program begins at 6:30 pm

Unit 3 - APR room   (look for signs at Durant near Dana)

The community is invited to learn more about the Stiles Student Housing Project, proposed to be built between Bancroft Way and Durant Avenue, east of Dana Street, south of the UC Berkeley central campus.

The proposed new mixed use building would replace program space for the existing Stiles Hall (2400 Bancroft Way) at the project site, as well as develop ground floor retail. Existing surface parking for UCB affiliates at the site would be replaced by the new building and related landscape improvements.  The primary purpose of the project is to provide incoming first year students state-of-the-art dormitory style residential accommodations. Accordingly, the project is planning to house approximately 770 students in 19 “pods” (distinct communities) of 40 students each, housed primarily in double-occupancy units.  Each pod will include a dedicated resident advisor, study lounge, and a pair of gender inclusive bathroom facilities.

Construction on the new Stiles Student Housing Project is proposed to begin in the winter of 2016, with proposed occupancy of the new building by fall 2018.

Building design and land use program is guided by the City of Berkeley Southside Plan as well as the UC Berkeley 2020 Long Range Development Plan and Physical Design Framework.  The University proposes to maximize the development potential of the site by constructing an eight story building. The proposed height and density of the building would mediate between the Telegraph Commercial Subarea at the Bancroft frontage east of the site, and the University’s nine-story residential units south of the project site, consistent with goals of the Southside Plan to build a more cohesive district.

The University would enter into a ground lease with a American Campus Communities (ACC), a university housing development company, in order to construct and operate, in conjunction with UC Berkeley student housing programs, the new 183,500 GSF project.  

The design team will be on hand to provide information and answer questions about the project. 

More information will be provided at the meeting; in the interim, questions can be directed to the campus planning office at, or phone Jennifer McDougall at (510) 642-7720.

Monday, November 16, 2015
6:00 to 7:30 pm
(Arrive at 6:00 pm to view materials; brief program begins at 6:30 pm)
Unit 3 - APR room -- look for signs at Durant near Dana.


Public Meetings
January 6, 2015

Open house Thursday on planned new Berkeley Way West building

The community is invited to an open house on Thursday, Jan. 8, from 6-7:30 p.m. to learn more about UC Berkeley’s proposed new Berkeley Way West building.

The open house will be held in the Energy Biosciences Building, 2150 Berkeley Way, adjacent to the building site. Information will be available for viewing at 6 p.m., and a brief program will begin at 6:30 p.m.

For project information and documentation, please click here:

UC Berkeley NewsCenter announcement of Jan. 6 Open House: click here.