UCSF Sandler Neuroscience Conference Center
Concept Design, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documentation, Construction Administration
General Contractor – Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction
Acoustic, AV, LEED, Theater, Telecom – ARUP
Mechanical, Plumbing – Acco Engineered Systems
Electrical & Lighting – Paganini Electric Corp
Fire Protection – Eco Fire Sprinklers Inc
Fire Alarm – Red Hawk
Architectural Photography: Mike Kelley
A new fit-out project within the existing Sandler Neurosciences Center (SNC) building at Mission Bay aims to transform the shelled space within into a 160-person conference facility. The primary objective of this project is to create a connected facility that enables the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (IND) department to have an interactive teleconference capability, connecting with researchers worldwide. Additionally, the conference facility will feature a large format curved LED screen wall display and an audiovisual system to facilitate active discussions and engagement with other institutions.
To create a warm and welcoming ambiance, natural wood is incorporated into the design, enveloping the audience. This choice of material adds a sense of comfort and a connection to nature. Furthermore, three significant ceiling sails will cascade down to the stage, drawing attention to the large state-of-the-art LED wall, which will serve as the focal point of the conference center.
The design concept aims to provide a technologically advanced space while ensuring the comfort and engagement of the audience. The integration of the interactive teleconference capability, audiovisual system, and the large LED wall will facilitate seamless communication and collaboration between the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases and other research institutions worldwide.