Aquatic Park Center | 717 Potter Street
Photo of Berkeley, CA life sciences office space at 717 Potter St.
717 Potter Street

 

Location: Berkeley

Use: Laboratory

Area: 96,000 sq. ft.

Type: Rehab

Completed: 1997

An anchor in the Aquatic Park Center, this award-winning building is a striking adaptive reuse of a 40-year-old warehouse. The rehabilitation was designed to retain the architectural style of the original fa├žade while adding new exterior metal siding and skylights to maximize natural light. The building welcomes visitors through an impressive 8,000-square-foot, two-story atrium featuring a fountain and large-scale works of art. The fact that this primarily laboratory and research center was entitled in 90 days underscores the strong working relationship Wareham maintains with the City of Berkeley. Tenants include Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and the University of California, Berkeley (UCB). LBNL is conducting groundbreaking research in cancer, advanced microscopy and computational modeling.