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DIRTT
  • Location
    Berkeley, California
  • Year
    2020
  • Sq Ft
    26000
  • DIRTT Partner
    Vantis
  • Architect
    Studio Blitz
  • General Contractor
    James R. Griffin

A future-focused collaborative research space

The Berkley Artificial Intelligence Research (BAIR) Lab at the University of California is unique. The multi-disciplinary research and learning space has almost as many robots as people. To build it out, they looked to DIRTT. Working with our team in the past, they knew we would create a contemporary, tech-enabled space. All while keeping costs under control.

UC Berkeley envisioned a lab that was more Silicon Valley than lecture hall. They worked with DIRTT to make the BAIR Lab open, inviting, and durable. It’s a space that feels like a cool tech start-up, with meeting rooms, showers, and even a bike room. Super high-speed Wi-Fi and beefed-up soundproofing make it easy for people to work and think. And a thoughtful layout means everyone can enjoy panoramic views of San Francisco Bay. Plus, the BAIR Lab was fully Zoom-enabled before that was even a thing.

The installation was tidy and fast. Modular power helps future proof the space. And the budget number held true for the entire project. DIRTT made UC Berkeley’s facilities team just as comfortable as the people — and robots — who spend their days in the BAIR Lab.

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    Millwork in the break area
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    A place to think
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    Huddle in
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    Boardroom with a view
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    Integrated technology
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Better sound privacy

DIRTT takes a holistic approach to sound management. This means we can meet the acoustic requirements and speech privacy needs of any space.

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Design freedom and certainty

DIRTT Millwork gives you complete design freedom without paying for the cost of custom. All on fast and certain DIRTT lead times.

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Latest tech in the walls

Cleanly integrate any type of technology and keep it secure. Maximize function and looks while you save space.

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Efficient electrical

DIRTT’s plug-and-play power makes for rapid on-site installation. All while it reduces waste and improves adaptability for any future changes.

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Do more with your walls

WriteAway™ film combines a dry-erase marker board with your walls for an integrated and more elegant solution. Add graphics or inspire collaboration without unsightly ghosting.

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