UCSF Joan and Sanford I. Weill Neurosciences Building

Where Psychiatry and Neuroscience Meet

SKS Partners and the Prado Group were advisors to the Donors, to ensure that the design and construction of the Weill Neuroscience Building aligned with the Donors' requirements and vision.

The University’s new headquarters for the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences focuses on integrating research, education and treatment in neurology, psychiatry and neurosurgery.

Property details

Size: 281,800 SF

Type: Medical

Location: 1651 4th St
San Francisco, CA

Expertise: Design & Construction

Designed by Mark Cavagnero Associates, this property spans an impressive 281,800 square feet and six-stories high, housing wet and dry research and clinical labs, as well as a vertical vivarium. The facility was conceived as a series of interlocked volumes with a four-story research block lifted above a transparent two-story clinical volume.

The UCSF Weill Neuroscience Building goal is to connect and integrate historically separated disciplines. Among its priorities is the integration of psychiatry research from the Oberndorf Research Labs into the neuroscience program. Their goal is to accelerate understanding the brain and develop novel treatments from psychiatric disorders such as autism, depression, and schizophrenia, alongside advancements in neurology.