Structures / Davis Hall
Davis Hall is a 142,000 sq. ft., seven-story with basement concrete shear wall structure construction in 1967. The building was partially retrofit in 2004 by Rutherford & Chekene. The building is named for Professor Raymond Davis, who spent 50 years on the Berkeley faculty and developed the Engineering Materials Laboratory.
Since its construction, Davis Hall has been home of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. In addition to faculty offices and classrooms, the building features structural and earthquake engineering labs, including the building’s ground floor two-story “structures bay”, which provides space for testing scale models. Davis Hall also is headquarters for the student chapters of SEAONC, ASCE, and Chi Epsilon, the Civil Engineering Honor Society.
- Davis Hall is home to the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER).
- The one-story northern portion of Davis Hall was demolished in 2004 for the construction of Sutardja Dai Hall.