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CLIENTAlexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.

SERVICESMaster Planning, New Construction

LOCATIONSan Francisco, CA

SIZE220,000 sq ft

STATUSCompleted 2016

CERTIFICATIONLEED Platinum NC®

DESIGN BUILD CONTRACTORWhiting Turner

We designed the nine-story office and laboratory facility—located adjacent to UCSF’s 43-acre Mission Bay campus—as a speculative R&D development with the flexibility to accommodate a variety of technology and biotech tenants. The design and location of the building ultimately attracted Kaiser Permanente, who purchased the project for their new medical office building. We partnered with Whiting Turner on the Design Build project.

Context view (Photo by Tim Griffith)
Context view (Photo by Tim Griffith)
View along Owens Street looking Southwest (Photo by Tim Griffith)
View along Owens Street looking Southwest (Photo by Tim Griffith)

Located alongside the freeway approach to downtown San Francisco and at the terminus of UCSF’s primary pedestrian walkway, the building serves as a beacon for Mission Bay. The architecture of the building is divided vertically between a lower portion that responds to the massing and materials of the greater Mission Bay context, and an upper volume that captures the energy of the nearby freeway. An arcade at street and plaza level cradles a retail component and activates a landscaped entry plaza.

View across UCSF Quad (Photo by Tim Griffith)
View across UCSF Quad (Photo by Tim Griffith)
View along Owens Street looking Northeast (Photo by Tim Griffith)
View along Owens Street looking Northeast (Photo by Tim Griffith)
Pocket park (Photo by Tim Griffith)
Pocket park (Photo by Tim Griffith)
Facade detail (Photo by George X. Lin)
Facade detail (Photo by George X. Lin)
Deck detail (Photo by George X. Lin)
Deck detail (Photo by George X. Lin)
Exterior stair (Photo by George X. Lin)
Exterior stair (Photo by George X. Lin)

PHOTOGRAPHYTim Griffith and George X. Lin