Structure Type: built works - public buildings - schools - university buildings

Designers: BKF Engineers (firm); Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Architects (firm); DPR Construction (firm); Rumsey Engineers (firm); Peter Quarfordt Bohlin (architect); Bernard J. Cywinski (architect); Jon C. Jackson (architect)

Dates: constructed 2008-2010

2 stories, total floor area: 28,000 sq. ft.

5000 MacArthur Boulevard
Mills College Campus, Oakland, CA 94613

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Building History

The architectural firm of Bohlin Cywinski and Jackson collaborated with DPR Construction to build the 2-story, 28,000-square-foot Graduate School of Business at Mills College. The construction took 17 months and occurred during 2008-2010. According to the DPR Construction web site: "The Graduate School of Business features wide covered porches across the building’s front and sides, extending collaboration and community from the interior. Two lecture halls with tiered seating for 50 students and four classrooms for 25 to 40 students provide space for an expanding enrollment, while breakout rooms and a student lounge support focused teamwork and informal group discussion. The centerpiece of the building is a spectacular Gathering Hall, flanked by an exterior terrace and iris pond. The building incorporates an array of multimedia technology such as videoconferencing, podcasting, wired and wireless areas in “smart” classrooms and a state-of-the-art computer laboratory, all of which facilitate Internet access and information-sharing locally, regionally and globally." (See DPR, "Mills College Graduate School of Business," accessed 06/19/2018.)

Building Notes

The Lokey Business School Building achieved a United States Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED-NC Gold Certification. The Mills College Historical Timeline stated: "The Lorry I. Lokey School of Business and Public Policy building becomes the first business school in the state of California to earn a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council." (See Mills, "History of Mills College," accessed 06/19/2018.)

PCAD id: 22139