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Joan and Sanford I. Weill Neurosciences Building

Joan and Sanford I. Weill Neurosciences Building | San Francisco, CA

The Joan and Sanford I. Weill Neurosciences building is a world-class neuroscience research facility considered the crown jewel of the UC San Francisco (UCSF) Mission Bay campus – and is the headquarters of one of the largest neuroscience complexes in the world. This 282,000-sq.-ft. facility brings together top neuroscientists within neurology, psychiatry, neurosurgical and other clinical research programs to drive advances in some of the most perplexing and pervasive neurodegenerative disorders, such as dementia, Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s disease.

Project Details

The six-story, cast-in-place concrete structure provides clinical and patient treatment space on the first two floors, which are fully accessible to the public. This space includes diagnostic and treatment rooms, MRI machines, a pharmacy, and an infusion area, among other amenities.

Highly flexible research space is spread throughout the building’s four upper levels. Featuring an exterior that is clad in a glazed curtain wall and wrapped by an architectural screen that begins at the third floor, these upper levels create an architecturally distinct design block that is elevated over the open, transparent bottom portion of the building.

Leading-edge research spaces, flexible office pods and numerous other departments are housed in this area. A sixth-floor terrace to be used for donor events and other gatherings, offers sweeping views of the San Francisco skyline and the entire Mission Bay campus.

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