Parnassus Heights

Comprehensive Parnassus Heights Planning

More than 120 years ago, UCSF opened its first building on a donated site overlooking Golden Gate Park. Today Parnassus Heights is home to world-renowned research, a top-ranked medical center, and leading educational programs in the health professions.


The Comprehensive Parnassus Heights Plan outlines a bold vision for transforming the campus over next several decades, to provide a welcoming, state-of-the-art environment where our people can do their best work across research, patient care, and education. Planning to re-envision and revitalize the Parnassus Heights campus coincides with and will complement UCSF Health’s Strategic and Site Planning initiative to build a new, world-class hospital on the 107-acre campus.


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Engaging the Internal Community

UCSF has involved many stakeholders to solicit their input and ideas on the future of the Parnassus Heights campus and hospital. We welcome your questions and comments about plans to re-envision and revitalize the Parnassus Heights campus. Please email them to [email protected]


Internal updates on town hall meetings, construction, and reports will be posted here throughout the process.


Revitalization of Parnassus Heights Town Hall, April 24, 2019
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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.

Clinical Sciences Building

UC Hall


Archived Parnassus Committees

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