San Francisco, California
435,000 GSF, 40,410 M2
Architecture, Interior Architecture, Programming
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The client's long-range goal for its Mission Bay campus was nothing short of transformation into a hub of cutting-edge medical research - and the first step was Genentech Hall. The advanced research facility would attract top scientific talent in an area not known for it. And it would sustain the momentum by encouraging interdisciplinary collaboration among its various labs and by facilitating outreach to the campus as a whole.
SmithGroupJJR's design delivered on the vision. The multidisciplinary biomedical research facility includes laboratories and faculty offices for an array of disciplines within the university's School of Medicine, all accessed through a modern and dramatic atrium. Inside is a large BSL-3 suite; an imaging suite with electron microscopy, mass spectroscopy and several large bore MRI; a 263-seat auditorium; a full café; and a new central utility plant.
When constructed, Genentech Hall had one of the best building efficiency ratios in the country. Perhaps most important, the space feels elegant and collegial, making it a campus cornerstone, with a forward-thinking design that gives users the utmost flexibility for their work.
UCSF Celebrate 10 Years
The 10th anniversary of Mission Bay, which some call the Silicon Valley of Bioscience.