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Leddy Maytum Stacy Designers made a sustainable universal design statement with this bold Varia Ecoresin-enhanced ramp and balustrade.
The Challenge:
The Ed Roberts Campus uses universal, sustainable design for an iconic focal point and is the first structure of its kind in the nation - a non-profit community center for the independent living & disabled rights movement. The building integrates advanced strategies of universal design and sustainable design and is the foremost disability rights service, advocacy, education, training, and policy center in the world.
Designers were challenged with creating an eye-catching, functional ramp structure within budget, while avoiding an “institutional” appearance.
The Solution:The sweeping spiral ramp at its center, clad with bold red Varia Ecoresin panels, forms an iconic focus of the entire building - and it's has actually become the symbol for the organization (the stylized Ed Roberts logo is based on the feature). The 3form product enabled designers at Leddy Maytum Stacy to meet multiple project goals: durability and impact resistance, low maintenance, memorable translucent aesthetics that creates a visible glow from the street, and a strong sustainable design story. Bill Leddy, of Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects, says, “Clients are very interested in making their buildings as resource-responsible as possible – 3form helps us accomplish that goal."
LOCATION: Berkeley, CA, US
DESIGNER: Leddy Maytum Stacy. PHOTOGRAPHER: Tim Griffith
3form ADVANTAGE: Designers made a sustainable, universal design statement with this bold Varia Ecoresin-enhanced ramp and balustrade.


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