West Terrace Canopy, Moffitt Library

West Terrace Canopy, Moffitt Library

University of California, Berkeley

Moffitt Library’s Free Speech Café is a venerated UC Berkeley campus eatery. It had a large terrace, but lacked appropriate outdoor accommodations.  Noll & Tam Architects designed a canopy to provide expanded seating options. Custom steel beams are topped with a translucent insulated fiberglass and aluminum roof system, which glows at night with lights. The wavy contours create a counterpoint to the rectangular concrete building. 

Construction Cost: 
$323,032
Completion Date: 
October 2004