Mark Cavagnero Associates shades the UCSF Joan and Sanford I. Weill Neurosciences Building with symmetrical light screen

Centering patient needs while meeting high performance standards, the facade of the new Joan and Sanford I. Weill Neurosciences Building at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) wraps one of the largest neuroscience research centers in the world. Designed by the San Francisco-based Mark Cavagnero Associates, the building combines UCSF’s neurology, neurological surgery, psychiatry, and behavioral study, neurodegenerative diseases programs, and the Neuroscience Graduate Program, all under one roof. 

Rising six stories and spanning 282,900 square feet, the building is divided into two sections—inspired by the two hemispheres of the brain—with a central atrium. The first two floors contain clinical spaces, allowing for cross-disciplinary diagnosis and

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