STUDIOS’ masterplan for UCSF’s new Mission Bay campus integrated the University’s vision of an interactive and collegial research environment with the discipline of San Francisco’s urban planning guidelines.
The focus of the plan is a significant new public space, University Park, which would serve as a central identity and meeting ground for the University, while at the same time creating a substantial new public landmark for the City and communities of San Francisco. This park serves to order a sequence of smaller spaces, plazas, courtyards and glades, which provide a system of localized amenities for users.
Administrative space is housed in the Administrative Arc—a sweeping progression of curved structures—that outlines the form of the new park. Laboratories are clustered along a Research Platform containing Animal Care and Logistic Support. Campus community services are clustered at key points of interface between the research and administrative functions, offering opportunities for interaction both within and between those academic communities.