Live course: The Joan and Sanford I. Weill Neurosciences Building at UCSF Mission Bay

When:  Jul 12, 2022 from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM (ET)

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

July 12, 2022 | 2pm ET | Earn 1 LU/HSW


This presentation will use the recently completed Sanford I. Weill Neurosciences building as a case study for communicating design concepts--including 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.

This course is part of the Case Study Series by AAH.  These sessions are tailored to provide experienced health care design professionals with advanced concepts and approaches to health care design.

Learning objectives

After participating in this webinar attendees will be able to understand the beneficial impact of the following processes and learn how to:
  • translate donor and university visions into an elegant and welcoming place of hope
  • realize and execute the design within an IPD approach for an academic client with a complex group of stakeholders.
  • execute clinical planning for dignity and integration of patients with neurological conditions
  • plan facilities for neuroscience research
  • design for seismic resilience