Parnassus Heights

Comprehensive Parnassus Heights Planning

A comprehensive strategic and physical planning process for UCSF’s Parnassus Heights campus was launched in December 2017 by Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost (EVCP) Dan Lowenstein and Senior Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration (SVC) Paul Jenny to develop a Comprehensive Parnassus Heights Plan to guide improvements to that campus over the coming decades.

The effort is being led by the Parnassus Master Plan Steering Committee with expected completion in June 2019.

Read more at the UCSF News Center: UCSF Launches Process to Reimagine Parnassus Heights Campus

Central Research Labs

The Central Research Labs (CRL) is the first component of the Parnassus Heights campus improvement project with planning, design, and construction to proceed on an aggressive timeline. 

  • A new CRL facility will provide a set of related central research resources and foster collaboration and creativity.
  • The CRL Subgroup, which will report to the Parnassus Master Plan Steering Committee, is charged with developing a vision and proposing a program for the CRL that describes the activities, personnel, space, and equipment that will be required for the lab.
  • The CRL Subgroup is seeking broad input by forming task forces to investigate specific proposals and welcomes questions and suggestions from the UCSF community. Those wishing to remain informed about the CRL planning process are encouraged to join the CRL Subgroup listserv for regular updates posted on this website.
  • Although the CRL Subgroup will recommend a program to the Parnassus Master Plan Steering Committee in April 2018, well before the Comprehensive Parnassus Heights Plan is developed, its goals for the CRL are consistent with those of the Comprehensive Parnassus Heights Plan, which seek to strengthen and support collaboration and excellence at the Parnassus Heights campus.

Seismic Program Renovations

UC San Francisco's Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) was approved by the University of California Regents in late 2014. With this momentum, UCSF began to focus its attention on the Parnassus campus to address critical structural issues as one of the many phases of implementing the LRDP. The first objective is to seismically retrofit and renovate Clinical Sciences Building (CSB) by 2019.


Through 2019

  • Seismically retrofit and renovate CSB.
  • Parnassus streetscape

Clinical Sciences Building

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