Oakland, CA

UC San Francisco Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland | New Outpatient Care Building


Structural (Design)

Geotechnical Engineering

Structural Engineering


85,000 sf

Key Info

-Phase 1 of a Master Plan for the campus-Coordination with City of Oakland, OSHPD and the neighborhood community-Continues a 20 year long relationship with this client

R+C was structural engineer of record for the new six-story outpatient building. Part of the Children's Hospital's plan for compliance with SB1953, the new building is located on a very tight site between the existing parking garage and the existing outpatient clinic building and includes a new entrance to the parking garage along Martin Luther King Jr. Way. The project involved extensive coordination with the City of Oakland, OSHPD and the surrounding neighborhood, as well as meeting strict budget demands.

Ann Roche

SE/Project Manager

Ann is the principal structural engineer of the Seismic Upgrade and Renovation project at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland campus. Phase 1 of the 10-year master plan is currently in design and construction. Ann considers it a privilege to have worked with this client since 1998.

Ann has recently worked on K-12 schools in the Bay Area. She was principal structural engineer for the Marin Country Day School expansion, which includes performing arts and "maker" facilities for the private school students. She also worked on the Richmond High School campus where her goal was to support the architect and owner in realizing their vision for the campus.

Originally trained as an artist, Ann has always been interested in making things. Her interest in structural engineering began while watching high-rise construction and deconstruction during her lunch hour walks in downtown San Francisco.


Leavening peerless structural engineering skill with humor, philosophy, people skills and, above all, a consummate understanding of San Francisco's permitting process, [Alan] saw this project through.