UCSF Wayne and Gladys Valley Center for Vision

San Francisco's Visionary Neuroscience Research Center for UCSF

Key Statistics


San Francisco, CA


University of California, San Francisco


347,500 square feet

12 levels above grade


LEED Certification:



Delivery Model:

Integrated Design-Build


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UCSF Wayne and Gladys Valley Center for Vision on Block 33 located in San Francisco, CA is a ground-up, Type I concrete mixed-use project. The project includes a 12-level tower, a five-level south wing, and a three-level north wing with a rooftop garden. Surface parking totals 75,000 square feet and 200 stalls. The tower houses academic desktop research and administrative space in an open-plan design. Programs in the Proctor Foundation and Ophthalmology Department combine in Building 33 to comprise a new Center for Vision Neurosciences, where clinics and teaching laboratories are located in the south wing. The north wing houses centralized meeting space, including a three-story conference facility.

The OSHPD Level 3 project provides a home for scientific initiatives that require desktop space near other UCSF research programs, therefore is located directly across from UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay – these include the Institute for Computational Health Sciences, the CERSI/Drug Development Efficacy Research, the Genomic Medicine Initiative Core and the Bio-banking Core.

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