Smith Cardiovascular Research Building

University of California, San Francisco

Project Details

TUTOR PERINI AFFILIATES

Rudolph and Sletten, Inc.
Construction Manager at Risk
Contract Amount: $196 Million

OWNER
University of California, San Francisco

LOCATION
San Francisco, CA

ARCHITECT
SmithGroupJJR

SIZE
323,000 Square Feet

COMPLETION
2010

Project Description

Located in the heart of Mission Bay, the new five-story, 232,000-square foot lab research building focusing on cardiovascular disease, provides administration, common and meeting areas on the first floor; open labs with flexible enclosed support areas and offices spaces on the three middle floors; and a vivarium on the top floor. The building’s architecture facilitates, encourages, and enhances the principles of collaboration and efficiency—cornerstones of success in research. About 20 faculty offices are clustered on each floor with flexible lab space accommodating nearly 500 graduate students, post-doctoral scientists and other researchers. This new collaborative center brings basic research scientists and clinicians together under the same roof, thus accelerating their efforts to understand cardiovascular diseases. It houses the world-renowned UCSF Cardiovascular Research Institute and new UCSF Center for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, and includes an outpatient facility focuses on advancing ways to predict and prevent these devastating illnesses. This project achieved LEED Gold NC certification.

Awards

LEED Gold

Best Higher Education/Research Project 2012 - ENR California

“It is critical and essential that contractors behave consistently and reliably, and meet the University's scheduling, scoping and quality requirements. We can say without hesitation that Rudolph and Sletten succeeds on all counts.”
Michael Bade