Welcome to the CITRIS headquarters at Sutardja Dai Hall, home of the Banatao Institute at CITRIS Berkeley. Approximately 141,000 square feet of space houses laboratories for collaborative research, offices, a 149-seat auditorium, conference rooms on each floor, state-of-the-art classrooms, and walkways that connect to the surrounding buildings.
This vibrant hub for interdisciplinary research was made possible in 2009 by visionary gifts from Dado and Maria Banatao, along with Weili Dai, Sehat Sutardja and Pantas Sutardja (three UC Berkeley engineering alumni).
Located on the Northeast corner of campus between Cory Hall and the Naval Architecture building, the CITRIS headquarters building is seven stories of textured board form with light metal lines that complement the campus buildings around it. Sutardja Dai Hall was constructed using concrete with a high volume of coal fly ash, which releases significantly less CO2 into the atmosphere than the standard Portland cement.
Designed as a hub for innovators from different disciplines, the research zones are intermixed with collaborative spaces to promote interaction among CITRIS-affiliated faculty, hundreds of students, startup companies, visiting scholars, industrial fellows, and CITRIS staff.
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