1951 Shattuck is a new 12-story, residential apartment building located two blocks from the UC Berkeley campus, downtown Berkeley and the Berkeley BART Station. Encouraging economic vitality and providing much needed housing, 1951 Shattuck is one of the largest new developments in Berkeley, offering 163 new apartment units ranging from studios to three bedrooms.
The design responds to its context and the Downtown Area Plan through thoughtful massing and borrowed cues from the architecture of Berkeley.
The building incorporates numerous building shifts to reduce its apparent scale, including stepping back at the midpoint of its height. The lower mass, clad in masonry, relates to the existing streetwalls and façade rhythms along Berkeley Way and Shattuck Avenue. The upper volume materials are lighter and at its apex, the building presents a modern, faceted interpretation of a historic cornice. Targeting GreenPoint Gold, the project’s sustainability features include all-electric services for residential HVAC and cooking needs, green roofs to reduce the heat island effect and mitigate stormwater runoff, as well as mindful material sourcing.