Built 1952. With more than 300,000 square feet of office and classroom space, an infuriating room-numbering system, and a layout often likened to a maze, Dwinelle is the second largest building on campus. It is named for John W. Dwinelle, a UC regent, state assemblyman, and author of the 1868 "Organic Act" establishing the University of California. In the center is Ishi Court, named in honor of a Native American "found" by anthropologist Alfred Kroeber near Oroville, CA, in 1911 and brought to live in the UC Berkeley Museum of Anthropology.
Because of its site on a hill, Dwinelle has ground-level entrances on four different floors, and the same "floor" may be on two different levels a few feet apart, thanks to the building's dual nature as classroom and office space with their differing height requirements.
Accessible entrances: Usable entries with automatic doors are located on the north side of the building on level B and the east side of the building on level D. Other entrances not requiring stairs are located in the office wing on the east side of level C (not marked as an usable entry). In the classroom wing on the east side of level C (door is not adjacent to a level surface), and the west side of level B (entrance to the Durham Theatre, does not have an automatic door) usable entries are provided.
Restrooms: There are a set of recently remodeled restrooms on the E floor of classroom wing. Both restrooms provide side transfer stalls.
Designated waiting area: Classroom Side: The Designated Waiting Area is located directly across the elevator in the stairwell lobby. Faculty Side: Facing the elevator, you take two rights and enter the stairwell lobby to find the Designated Waiting Area.
Emergency evacuation cabinet: W & N: Classroom Side: The emergency evacuation cabinet is located in the stairwell across from the elevator on level D. Faculty Side: From the main entrance on the left hand side is the emergency evacuation chair on level B.