West Campus Project (2020 Bonar Street)

West Campus Construction 2010-14

BUSD Administration has moved to 2020 Bonar Street (at University Avenue)

District administrative offices moved into their new home in the renovated West Campus building at 2020 Bonar Street at the corner of University Avenue in August 2012.

The West Campus site modernization project is now complete.

West Campus Community Meeting Minutes from 10.18.11. and Project 2 GraphicNotes 10.18.11.

Project 1: West Campus Education Center

The Berkeley Unified School District renovated the classroom building ‘C’ on Bonar Street at the West Campus site to house the Central Office Administration.  Parking is provided in a re-surfaced lot near the old Boys Gym around the corner on Browning Street.

Architect: Baker Vilar Architects

Construction Began: May, 2010

Proposed Completion Date: Administration moved in the first week of August, 2012

Funding: Measure AA & Measure I


  1. Site Committee
  2. Community Meetings Minutes 10-18-11

Project 2: West Campus School Board Room

The West Campus School Board Room has replaced the Old City Hall Council Chambers for public meetings of local school officials.  The Board Room is located in what was previously a cafeteria adjacent to the administration building on Addison Street.  Possible use of this room for Berkeley City Council Meetings, Rent Board and Zoning Commission is still being discussed by the School District and the City of Berkeley.BUSD Board Room Ribbon Cutting 2014 1 72

Project Manager: Mauricio Davila, Turner Construction –  madavila@tcco.com

Architect: Baker Vilar Architects

Construction Schedule to Begin: early 2012

Proposed Completion Date: December 2013 – January 2014

Funding: Measure AA


  1. Site Committee
  2. Community Meetings: Community Meeting Notes 07.12.11, Minutes 10.18.11, West Campus REALM Project Graphic Notes 10.18.11
  3. Approvals required: School Board, Division of State Architects (DSA)

Project 3: West Campus High School Career Technical Education and Possible Charter School Program

The West Campus Career Technical Education and possible charter school project will create classrooms and support spaces for 400 students at West Campus.  The school will use the existing gymnasium and several newly remodeled classrooms.  They will also use the old administration building and the old shop building.

The Berkeley School Board approved a charter application for the REALM Charter School in 2010.  School Districts are required to provide equivalent space for charter schools.  The Berkeley School District and the REALM Charter School agreed that the middle school would be housed in commercial space and that the high school would be housed at West Campus.  West Campus needs extensive renovation to safely house the school.  The high school program had no students at West Campus in 2011-12, approximately 100 students in the 2012-13 school year, and anticipate as many as 300 students in the 2013-14 school year, reaching its maximum capacity of 400 students in the 2014-15 school year.  The District was able to accommodate the 100 students without extensive renovations, but needed to renovate additional buildings in order to house the 300 students for the 2013-2014 school year. The classrooms and offices are completed and occupied. The old shop building and the courtyard are not completed, but construction is currently under way.

Project Manager: Mauricio Davila,Turner Construction –  madavila@tcco.com

Construction Scheduled to Begin: March 2013

Proposed Completion Date: November December 2013

Architect: Beverly Prior/HMC Architects

Funding: Measure AA


  1. Site Committee (members of the community, representatives of the Charter School, and the District’s Career Technical Education expert)
  2. Community Meetings: Community Meeting Notes 07.12.11
  3. Approvals required: Division of State Architect and the School Board

 Bonar Building 3rd Floor

Bonar Building 3rd Floor Floorplan

The 3rd floor is Special Education, Education Services and the Superintendent’s Office.

3rd Floor (South end), Ed Services to the left and Superintendent’s Offices on right.






Ed Services #1










Ed Services #2






Immediate right is Superintendent’s Offices and far right is additional Ed Services.

Superintendent’s Offices #1

Special Ed #1






Bonar Building 2nd Floor Floorplan







The 2nd floor is the Business Office, Human Resources, Payroll, Risk Management and Purchasing.

2nd Floor North Lobby – Waiting Room for Payroll and Risk Management/Benefits on the left and Human Resources on the right.






Purchasing Offices

Human Resources – 5 Offices, 2 Conference Rooms, File Room, Interview Room and Reception directly ahead.

Accounting Offices








Business Services #1








Business Services #3 (same space as #2 from north side).

Bonar Bldg 1st Floor Floorplan