UC Berkeley – Hearst Greek Theatre

Langan performed a geotechnical investigation for the seismic upgrade of the 8,500-seat Hearst Greek Theater. Originally constructed in 1903, the Greek Theater consists of a seating area (bowl), a stage and stage colonnade, and support buildings. Most of the support buildings were added in 1957. The colonnade rises 35 feet above the stage and was constructed with un-reinforced concrete. Seismic improvements provide additional structural support to the stage colonnade and two end walls. 

2013 California Preservation Foundation’s Preservation Design Award, Preservation Technology and Craftsmanship
2013 SEOC Excellence in Structural Engineering, Award of Excellence: Historic Preservation
2013 NCSEA Excellence in Structural Engineering, Award of Excellence: Renovation/Retrofit Structures
2012 Engineering News Record, California’s Best Projects, Award of Merit: Renovation/Restoration