Zuckerberg Research & Academic Bldg. – San Francisco, CA

The new five-story facility is approximately 175,000 sf research building and is comprised of wet and dry labs, and administrative desktop spaces. This new building provides a modern research facility that allows UCSF’s programs to continue to grow and develop while meeting the UC Seismic Standards. Over 2000 pieces of equipment were moved. 744 workstations (578 dry research and 166 wet research); 61 Principal Investigators (PI’s), 29 departments, 15 lab neighborhoods (2-3 depts make-up a lab neighborhood), and approximately (100) -80 Freezers moved to both onsite and offsite locations.

The facility features:

  • Wet and Specialty Research Labs
  • Biomechanical Testing Facility
  • Simulation Center
  • Surgical Training Facility
  • Specialty Lab Spaces

Square Footage: 175,000 sf

Lab Equipment moved: 2000 pieces, including Biosafety Cabinets and Mass Spectrometers

10 buildings consolidated into ZRAB Building

VOC’s comprised timeline: Initial assessment of all wet labs in late August 2022, all equipment drawings completed between November 2022 – April 2023. All Lab spaces were prepared to move by May 2023

VOC Scope: Equipment Inventory and Spec Research, Equipment Placement, Transition Planning/Activation

Opened: July 2023

Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Contractor: Boldt Construction