DPR collaborated with UCSF, Stantec Architecture, Cambridge CM, and 17 subcontractors at the Integrated Center for Design and Construction (ICDC) to deliver the ground-up, 878,000-sq.-ft. UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay. It is an OSHPD, ground-up, integrated hospital complex that includes:

  • The 183-bed UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital at Mission Bay with an urgent care/emergency department, pediatric primary care, and specialty outpatient care;
  • The UCSF Women's Specialty Hospital with 36 beds, cancer care, specialty surgery, and birth center;
  • UCSF Cancer Hospital at Mission Bay, Part of the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center which houses 70 beds and offers inpatient and outpatient surgery for cancer specialties;
  • A 207,400-sq.-ft. outpatient building; and
  • 36,000-sq.-ft. energy center, helipad, parking and support services

As posted on the outside of the building three years ago, the new 289-bed, six-story, 878,000-sq.-ft. UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay did indeed open on time on February 1, 2015. About 130 patients from the medical center’s two other campuses were transferred via ambulance across San Francisco to the new facility, which is the culmination of more than 10 years of planning, design and construction, using an integrated team approach.

Starting in May 2009—more than a year and a half before construction began—more than 250 architects, engineers and contractors co-located in the ICDC on the 14-acre site to build a high-performing team focused on “first, doing what’s best for the project.”

The facility, delivered eight days early despite implementing nearly $55 million in changes, also passed the California Department of Public Health’s licensing inspections with “no deficiencies,” which is unprecedented among new California hospitals.

In addition, the medical center employs approximately 2,600 faculty and staff, and it will handle close to 10,000 inpatient and outpatient surgeries in its first year.

Green Features

One of the greenest urban hospitals in the nation, the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay received LEED Gold certification prior to occupancy. The complex features 16 individual gardens totaling 4.3 acres of green space, which includes over an acre of rooftop gardens to help reduce storm water runoff. The complex delivers 100 percent outdoor air, rather than re-circulated, to every space.

BIM Features

  • Proposal
  • Quantity Take-off
  • Model Based Estimating
  • Self Perform Work Detailing
  • Self Perform Work Tracking
  • MEP Coordination
  • 4D Sequencing
  • Constructability Analysis
  • Total Station Integration
  • Site Logistics Planning


  • ENR California Best Healthcare Project (2015)
    ENR California
  • Fiatech CETI Award: Scenario-Based Project Planning (2011)


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