675 Nelson Rising Ln | San Francisco, CA 94158

Property Profile

UCSF Sandler Neuroscience Center is a 237,000 square foot, five-story Neurosciences Laboratory and Clinical Research Building on block 19-A in the Mission Bay Campus in San Francisco for the University of California San Francisco (UCSF).

The Regents of the University of California conducted an extensive national selection process with fifteen development teams competing. McCarthy Cook formed a partnership with Edgemoor Real Estate Services a wholly owned subsidiary of Clark Construction, one of the nation’s largest contractors. The Edgemoor/McCarthy Cook Partnership (EMCP) then retained the San Francisco office of Skidmore Owens Merrill (SOM) to design the project. The building’s uses will include clinical space, wet laboratory research with (lab) support space and administrative and executive offices. MCC/Edgemoor/SOM will design, build, own and manage the project and lease the completed building back to UCSF. The building was built under a fast-track method with a 24-month design and construction period. McCarthy Cook & Co. and its partners successfully completed the project on time and on budget.

The facility has laboratories headed by principal investigators from the UCSF Department of Neurology, the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (IND), and the Center for Integrative Neuroscience (CIN). The Sandler Neurosciences Center, along with nearby Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Hall, and the new Weill Institute for Neurosciences opening in 2020 makes Mission Bay one of the largest neuroscience complexes in the world.


Brian Raymond
Director of Facilities – Life Sciences

Frank Plut
Chief Engineer – UCSF 19A