San Francisco, CA

UC San Francisco | Precision Cancer Medicine Building


Structural Engineering


179,650 sf

Key Info

Design-build with two-year scheduleIntegrated Project Delivery with a Big Room


ENR California Regional Best Project Health Care Award of Merit

The goal of PCMB is to “bring the latest and most personalized treatments to patients quicker than ever before and ensure our patients are front and center in everything we do,” according to Alan Ashworth, the president of the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and senior vice president for cancer services at UCSF Health.The new building will help integrate UCSF’s research and clinical teams so that they can apply new discoveries to real cancer care. The 179,650 sf building includes a cancer specialty clinics for cutting-edge cancer care, an infusion center, spaces for radiation oncology therapy, MRI and LINAC services, a pharmacy and a laboratory. The building's location adjacent to the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, which includes the new Bakar Cancer Hospital, facilitates collaboration between UCSF’s cancer care specialists. The building contains 120 rooms for exams, procedures and consultations.The project was delivered via the design-build method within a two-year schedule. All disciplines collaborated in UCSF's big room, the Integrated Center for Design & Construction, to meet the project goals.


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.