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Designing a Place of Hope: The Joan and Sanford I. Weill Neurosciences Building at UCSF Mission Bay

Description: 

This session discusses the recently completed Sanford I. Weill Neurosciences building as a case study for communicating design concepts that include translating the client's vision into design, development of the design in an IPD big room setting, clinical and lab planning for a neuroscience facility, and designing for seismic resiliency while supporting the project's goals.

The Joan and Sanford I. Weill Neurosciences Building will serve as headquarters for the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, uniting departments of neurology, psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and neurological surgery. It will promote collaboration, bringing together multi-departmental clinics and clinical research centers along with dedicated laboratories, and computational research. A cross-disciplinary hub, the building will drive advances aimed at new treatments for disorders of the brain and nervous system while providing expert and compassionate care for patients. This high-performing and complex building includes 68,000 sf Wet Research, 70,000 sf Dry Research, 60,000 sf Clinical Space, two 3T MRIs, and 15,000 sf of Shared/Support Program. The 282,900 sf Joan and Sanford I. Weill Neurosciences Building opened in the summer of 2021 at UCSF's Mission Bay Campus.

Learning objectives

  • Identify how the project translates Donor and University vision into an elegant place of hope that welcomes patients, staff and faculty, while supporting the institution's dedicated mission of to uphold the Caring, Healing, Education, and Discovery for all occupants
  • Learn how to realize and execute of a design within an IPD approach and for an academic client with a complex group of stakeholders
  • Understand how to implement clinical planning for dignity and integration for patients with all neurological conditions
  • Identify how to plan facilities for neuroscience research

In partnership with AIA San Francisco.

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 $40  non-member
 $25  member
1.00 LU
  • HSW

Instructors

  • Paul Davison Headshot

    Paul Davison

    RIBA

    Senior Associate | Mark Cavagnero Associates

    A generalist by nature, with over 20 years of diverse experience, Paul focuses his keen eye towards...
  • Ray Pugliesi Headshot

    Ray Pugliesi

    SE

    Senior Principal | Degenkolb Engineers

    Ray has more than 30 years of structural engineering experience, with an emphasis on complex...
  • Jon Riddle Headshot

    Jon Riddle

    AIA

    Principal | SmithGroup

    Jon has more than 20 years of architectural experience, with a focus on science and tech facilities...
  • Sally Whitley Headshot

    Sally Whiteley

    RIBA

    Associate | SmithGroup

    Sally has over 20 years of experience in architecture and construction. Always with an eye on the...