The building’s design and sustainable elements support this holistic approach, providing a positive connection to the community that helps normalize behavioral health care. Its human scale connects the building to the street, and the building materials have been purposefully selected to reflect the texture, color, and character of the neighborhood. A central atrium allows daylight to penetrate deep into the building, maintaining a calming connection to nature, and a new roof deck provides landscaped outdoor space for reflection and celebration. The building’s water system includes integrated storm management, lessening its impact on the environment.
SKS is working in a joint venture with the Prado Group to develop this building under a long-term lease with UCSF.