UCSF Joan and Sanford I. Weill Neurosciences Building

  • area / size 281,800 sqft
  • Completed 2021
  • Mark Cavagnero Associates completed the space for UCSF’s Joan and Sanford I. Weill Neurosciences Building in San Francisco, California.

    As the first center to integrate research, diagnosis and treatment of neurology and psychiatry at UCSF, the Weill Neurosciences Building challenges the traditional boundaries of these disciplines through a program that blurs the lines and fuels connectivity between research, clinical and education to complete the cycle of bench to bedside to breakthrough.

    With the primary function of the building to enhance UCSF’s basic and translational neuroscience research from bench to bedside and beyond, this building is designed to support the full realm of discovery and application–in the back-and-forth relationship between lab and clinic where scientific discovery and clinical innovations are born. Multidisciplinary teams of researchers are charged with solving the challenging problems of the human brain in order to reduce suffering from neurologic and psychiatric diseases.

    Diagnostic and clinical spaces serve as a major aspect of the building program. Clinicians have access to diagnostic cutting-edge clinical trials on-site to deliver effective therapies to their patients and round out the patient experience.

    The Learning Center is a dynamic space that can host a variety of educational activities for student, patient and researcher alike, from game-based learning to collaboration and learning about the latest research and treatment. Learning opportunities abound at the Institute for the next generation of health leaders in neurosciences.

    Design: Mark Cavagnero Associates
    Design Team: Mark Cavagnero, Kang Kiang, Paul Davison, Federica Carrara
    Architect of Record: SmithGroup
    Contractor: DPR
    Photography: Tim Griffith, Kyle Jeffers