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2587 Telegraph

Berkeley, CA

2587 Telegraph
2587 Telegraph
2587 Telegraph
2587 Telegraph

2587 Telegraph

Berkeley, CA

Client

Gilbane Development Company

Location

Berkeley, CA

Typology

Off-Campus Student Housing Apartments

Facts

  • Density: 121 du/ac
  • Unit Plan Sizes: 400-2,636 sq. ft.
  • Number of Beds: 232
  • Number of Units: 52 du
  • Site Area: 0.43 ac
  • Number of Stories: 8
  • Construction Type: IA, IIIA

Story

2587 Telegraph delivers a vibrant student housing community within walking distance of the UC Berkeley campus, the BART Station and downtown Berkeley. To make a positive impact on the student housing in Berkeley, this development maximizes beds and bedrooms into co-living macro-units, with options for renting a studio, double- or triple-occupancy in larger four-to six-bedroom/bathroom units. These units can house up to 14 students imbuing the community with affordability through design. Additional storage and larger kitchen, living and dining spaces areprovided encouraging co-mingling between housemates. Study rooms on reach floor give students quite places to focus away from where they relax and entertain.

The ground floor facade includes elements that add interest bring this eight-story building to the pedestrian scale. A double-height commercial space utilizes warm, wooden paneling that is punctuated with columns featuring a dark gray brick along with a masonry veneer. The building design provides a continuous upper facade material maintaining the continuity of urban form. The massing is naturally broken by the push and pull created from the projecting bay windows and recessed balconies.

Adhering to local zoning regulations and community feedback, the design flattens and ensures privacy for neighboring single-family and low-rise apartment homes. From all-electric infrastructure to solar-ready rooftops and only bicycle parking on-site, this building embodies a commitment to sustainability. To offset the lack of car parking and help meet Berkeley’s Climate Action Plan goals, unlimited bus passes are provided for each unit through a local Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Program.

Location

2587 Telegraph Avenue
Berkeley, California 94704