Set to be operational in 2020, the facility is a single structure with zones of three, four, and five stories – each with an architecturally distinct visual identity, space, and entrance. Openness and transparency in how the building will operate is a primary design driver and is emphasized through a central atrium and materials palette. The exterior respects the unique look and feel of San Francisco’s mixed-use Dogpatch Neighborhood, including street-level retail and connection to the UCSF Mission Bay Campus. A conference space is also included within the building to facilitate knowledge sharing.
This session will explore how a multidisciplinary team envisioned, secured donor support, planned, and designed an environment that supports a new care model for this highly vulnerable patient population and serves as a critical link between UCSF’s mission and community mental health efforts.