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REMINDR: Join us on 7/12/2022 on Case Study: Designing a place of hope: The Joan and Sanford I. Weill Neurosciences Building at UCSF Mission Bay

  • 1.  REMINDR: Join us on 7/12/2022 on Case Study: Designing a place of hope: The Joan and Sanford I. Weill Neurosciences Building at UCSF Mission Bay

    Posted 07-11-2022 12:18 PM

    Earn 1 AIA LU/HSW | Tuesday, July12, 2022 | 2-3 pm ET


    This presentation will reference 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.

    Hosted by the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health an AIA Knowledge Community.

    Learning objectives

    • Translate donor and university vision into an elegant and welcoming place of hope
    • Execute design within an IPD approach and for an academic client with a complex group of stakeholders
    • Integrate a clinical plan for dignity and for patients with all neurological conditions
    • Plan facilities for neuroscience research
    • Design for seismic resilience


    Paul Davison

    Senior Associate | Mark Cavagnero Associates

    Suzanne Napier

    Vice President | SmithGroup

    Ray Pugliesi

    Senior Principal | Degenkolb

    Sally Whiteley

    Associate | SmithGroup


    Rita Ho, RA, LEED AP

    Project Manager  |  Kaiser Permanente

    Thomas Bahr
    Project Architect
    Saint Louis, MO
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