Joan and Sanford I. Weill Neurosciences Building

The Joan and Sanford I. Weill Neurosciences Building will be the headquarters for the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences. Established by Joan and Sanford I. "Sandy" Weill, the UCSF Weill Institute unites three UCSF departments - Neurology, Psychiatry and Neurological Surgery - as well as the Neuroscience Graduate Program, a cross-disciplinary alliance of nearly 100 UCSF faculty members from 17 basic science and clinical departments, which awards doctoral degrees in a variety of research areas.

  • Six-story building in 274,000 gross square feet (gsf)
  • Wet and dry lab research space
  • Multidisciplinary outpatient space as a "Hub" and Imaging on ground floor
  • Neuroscience Learning Center on ground floor
  • Home for Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) on third floor
  • Neurology outpatient clinics and Infusion site on second and third floors
  • Clinical research space
  • Academic faculty office and institute offices
  • Located on Block 23A, currently surface parking lot: North of Mission Hall, between Campus Way and Gene Friend Way.
  • A committee with representatives from Weill Institute for Neurosciences, Academic Senate and other stakeholders will provide recommendations and ensure newly developed principles for programming, designing and governing the building will incorporate input from future occupants.


Regents Approval: May 18, 2017
Design: October 2016 - September 2017
Construction: Fall 2017 - September 2020
Occupancy: 2020

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