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UCSF Block 23A Neurosciences Research Building

UCSF Block 23A Neurosciences Research Building | San Francisco, CA

This new 270,000-sq.-ft. building will bring together psychiatry bench lab research with other neurosciences research and clinical and support spaces to drive advances aimed at new treatments for disorders of the brain and nervous system. This ground-up project is being delivered using Lean Integrated Project Delivery processes, as well as team co-location in a big room environment.

The neuroscience complex at UCSF Mission Bay will become one of the largest in the world.

Project Details

Specialty features include:

  • Clinical research space
  • Desktop Research
  • Low-iron glass curtainwall on three sides of the exterior
  • Large atrium in the center of the building with roughly a 40' x 80' skylight
  • Large outdoor terrace on the 6th floor to be used by occupants and for events
  • Areas for "science on display"

Block 23A is a heavy design-assist project utilizing key design-build trades such as:

  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing/process
  • Fire protection
  • Fire alarm
  • Firesafing
  • Drywall
  • Exterior skin

DPR will be self-performing the following trades:

  • Concrete
  • Drywall
  • Firestopping
  • Firesafing

*Renderings courtesy of Mark Cavagnero Associates

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