UCSF Medical Center’s new $1.5 billion, state-of-the-art campus in San Francisco in the Mission Bay neighborhood will help improve the health of children, women and cancer patients. The building is among the greenest urban hospitals in the nation. On January 28, 2016, it was awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Accreditation, one of the first hospitals in California to achieve this honor.
Architectural millwork was an important facet of the interior design as it plays such a big part in the overall impression of interiors. Aesthetics, durability and sustainability were all considered.
Unique laminates that combine natural veneers with a laminate substrate such as Treefrog, and new synthetic materials such as 3-Form Chroma were introduced for added aesthetic effect. These materials required special care and expertise in the fabrication process, and also required non-typical hardware such as point support brackets be integrated into the millwork detailing. Design elements such as the children’s “crawl holes” in waiting areas and “corridor respite alcoves” are a couple of areas that exemplify the special attention to design, detailing and fabrication and the integration of art and millwork as well as millwork as art.
General Contractor- DPR Construction
Architect-Ashen + Allen