New Construction

UC San Francisco Moves Ahead with New Research, Academic Building

The University of California Board of Regents recently approved the design and budget for a new research and academic building at UC San Francisco, according to a news release. The $842-million project will move forward into the construction phase.

The University is partnering with HGA, who will serve as the project’s Executive Architect and Architect of Record. HGA will spearhead programming and planning, interior design and project management, and the design of spaces for research labs and technical program spaces. Architecture firm Snøhetta will lead the building’s overall conceptual design and surrounding area, including site improvements and landscaping.

“We have an incredible opportunity to support our research community with a state-of-the-art building designed to advance the way research is done today,” said Catherine Lucey, MD, MACP, UCSF executive vice chancellor and provost. “Parnassus has always had a thriving UCSF research community that has done tremendous, breathtaking work. This new building will create a space that matches the expertise.”

Another university news release reports that the Parnassus Research and Academic Building will cover roughly 300,000 square feet and stand nine stories. The project has a goal of achieving LEED Gold certification and will be all electric to advance the university’s carbon neutrality goals.

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