2 North Point FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions about the project at and future move to 2 North Point.

The Project

Who will design and renovate the project?

UCSF awarded Nibbi Brothers as the general contractor for the 2 North Point building project. The design team for the building upgrades, furniture installation and tenant improvements is comprised of consultants who have long histories with UCSF and projects of similar scope: architect EHDD, structural engineer Tipping Structural Engineers, mechanical/electrical Gayner Engineers and furniture vendor One Work Place. UCSF Real Estate is managing comprehensive project delivery for the university. The UCSF community is represented by members from University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR), Health Human Resources (Health HR) and Campus Human Resources (Campus HR), IT and EH&S who have active roles as part of the project team.

What will happen to the Laurel Heights building after UCSF staff leave?

The Laurel Heights campus was sold to The Prado Group, Inc. and SKS Partners LLC who have proposed a project to create “A sustainably-minded community with open space, parks, community-serving shops, childcare, and neighborhood amenities.” Learn more about it at https://3333calsf.com/


When will construction begin?

Construction in the UCSF 2 North Point building began in October 2019. The phases of construction are comprised of the following 1) interior demolition which has been completed, 2) structural upgrades which is 80% complete, 3) mechanical, electrical and plumbing upgrades, which are underway. Subsequent phases include interior partitions, materials and finishes and furniture and AV. Tours of 2NP will be planned once construction is complete.

An overview of the current project timeline.

When will occupants move in?

The process of relocation is expected to begin in late 2020.


Who is moving into the building?

UCSF University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR), Campus HR and Health HR will occupy 2 North Point.


What type of work space can be expected?

Conforming to UCSF standards, 2 North Point (2NP) will have open plan workstations. All workstations will have new furniture featuring a height adjustable desk, a new fully adjustable desk chair, a task light, and locked storage. Employees with ergonomic equipment will have their ergo devices moved to 2NP and integrated into the new workstations. Tours of the new workstations mock-up will be available in Spring 2020.

More information about open plan design can be found here.

Will I have a desk phone?

Existing Cisco phones will be moved. Anyone not currently using a Cisco phone will transition to Cisco separate from and prior to the move. Please contact your department manager who will work with IT for this transition. Your number will remain the same.

Will I receive a headset or headphones?

At this time, individuals and/or departments may elect to purchase headphones or headsets for themselves or their staff. These will not be provided as part of the move.

Transportation and Parking

Will there be shuttle service to/from North Point?

Shuttle Service - HR and UDAR leadership, in coordination with the move project team, are engaged in ongoing discussions with UCSF Transportation Services to evaluate shuttle services and alternative transportation solutions to and from 2 North Point. No decisions have been made as of February 2020.

Parking - HR and UDAR leadership, in coordination with the move project team, are engaged in ongoing discussions with UCSF Transportation Services about parking needs at 2 North Point. Current guidelines set parking permit eligibility for high-demand locations at job grade 26 or higher. Transportation Services and both project teams are considering exceptions for existing parking permit holders as well as looking at other parking options in the neighborhood. No decisions have been made as of February 2020.

Alternative Transportation - We encourage you to review the UCSF Transportation Services website to learn about the different types of transportation available and how commuters can save money through the UCSF Commuter Benefits program. Considering the limitations on parking and the uncertainty of shuttle service, learning about options in advance may be helpful as we all prepare for working in a new neighborhood.

UCSF Transportation Services website

Access and Security

How will the building be secured?

It is expected that the main entrance will be open to the public during business hours with a UCSF security guiard and check-in required to access secure areas of the building. Elevator access to upper floors will be controlled by key card access. More information will be shared when it is available.

Move Readiness

What should we do now to prepare for the move?

It is not too early to begin thinking about how to prepare. Refer to the Records and Information Management site to find information and resources as a starting point. A records and information management project manager will work with HR and UDAR to assist with move preparation. Detailed information will be provided over the coming weeks and months to prepare for the move.

Carolyn Tuft, digital project manager, UCSF Real Estate, is responsible for direction, training and project management for processing paper records prior to the move; space planning records and physical materials and guidance on storage furniture.

Cristina Morrison, change manager, School of Medicine/Project Management Office, is supporting the project team for change management efforts in working in open plan, building and floor governance guidance for working in open plan, including shared costs, shared resources, building community, etiquette, and more. Support for occupants moving to a new campus location - commute, resources, amenities, etc.; Communications tools and presentations for staff and faculty in partnership with change agents, including online users guides for buildings.