Built 1994. Funded by the Y & H Soda Foundation and named in honor of Y. Charles and Helen Soda as a tribute to their commitment to education in the Bay Area. With classrooms, labs, and offices, Soda Hall was designed with its Computer Science residents in mind: its open alcoves encourage informal interactions among students and faculty, and its labs and offices are grouped to foster a team approach to computing innovation. In Soda Hall, "the building is the computer," with advanced networking, wireless capabilities, and access to computer clusters for shared computing power, storage, and services - all unique when the building opened.
Accessible entrances: The main entrances are double doors with automatic openers located on the third floor and the fourth floor. Both are marked with the International Symbol of Accessibility. There are also two back doors on the third floor, two back doors on the fourth floor, and a door that connects to Etcheverry Hall from the second floor.
Restrooms: Restrooms with side transfer stalls are located on floors with program areas. Location: Second Floor: south of elevators Third Floor: east from the center of building Fourth, Fifth, Sixth Floor: One to the west from center of building, another to the east for each floor. Seventh Floor: south from the center of building.
Designated waiting area: The Designated Waiting Area is located on the west side of the building, outside of stairwell no 1.
Emergency evacuation cabinet: N: The emergency evacuation cabinet is located is located on the third floor next to the giant abacus and across from the elevator lobby.