Ong&Ong Plaza

Location: Berkeley

Project Type:

Size: 0.5 Acre

Partners: Slanted Door Group for the University of California, Berkeley


As part of U.C. Berkeley’s efforts to draw more visitors to the campus, the university replaced an existing cafe with a high-end restaurant that serves healthy food in a sophisticated atmosphere. The restaurant is located on the west side of Wurster Hall, home of the College of Environmental Design, and spills out onto Ong&Ong Plaza. PGAdesign designed the extension of the plaza, with a raised deck made of limestone, creating an outdoor beer garden.
Materials were chosen to be compatible with the building’s concrete structure. New lighting illuminates the plaza at night, and an outdoor barbecue pit augments the restaurant’s culinary capabilities. The project also involved providing a much-needed ADA-compliant access to Bancroft Avenue, creating a new gateway to the campus.

Location: Berkeley

Project Type: Education

Size: 0.5 Acre

As part of U.C. Berkeley’s efforts to draw more visitors to the campus, the university replaced an existing cafe with a high-end restaurant that serves healthy food in a sophisticated atmosphere. The restaurant is located on the west side of Wurster Hall, home of the College of Environmental Design, and spills out onto Ong&Ong Plaza. PGAdesign designed the extension of the plaza, with a raised deck made of limestone, creating an outdoor beer garden.
Materials were chosen to be compatible with the building’s concrete structure. New lighting illuminates the plaza at night, and an outdoor barbecue pit augments the restaurant’s culinary capabilities. The project also involved providing a much-needed ADA-compliant access to Bancroft Avenue, creating a new gateway to the campus.

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