Built in 1917, UC Hall is the oldest building standing on the UCSF Parnassus campus. The building currently houses offices, labs, clinics, and classrooms, but discussions are underway about options for the building site, including the potential for its retrofit and reuse. A study group made up of members of the UCSF Community Advisory Group has been meeting with UCSF staff over the past several months to research, analyze and discuss these options, which will be discussed with the broader community before decisions are made. Current photos of UC Hall.
The first community meeting on the UC Hall/Parnassus Improvements Project is scheduled for Wednesday, November 16 at 6:30 p.m. on the UCSF Parnassus Campus in the Millberry Union located at 500 Parnassus Avenue.
UCSF Parnassus Campus is on MUNI lines 6, 43, 66 N-Judah. $1.75 validated parking in UCFS public parking garage.
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UC Hall is a six-story building located at the south side of Parnassus Avenue between 3rd and 4th Avenues. It was constructed in 1917 as UCSF’s first teaching hospital. The steel and concrete structure was designed in the Beaus-Arts style by master local architect Lewis Hobart and originally occupied 141,700 gross square feet. Various additions to UC Hall, including an elevator tower at the west wing, have increased the overall building square footage to 146,900 gross square feet. UCSF’s Long Range Development Plan has called for the demolition of UC Hall, although a more cost-effective option of retrofit and reuse is under consideration pending a community process. UC Hall’s structure is not up to current seismic standards for withstanding an earthquake, and if the building is to continue being used, it must be retrofit to meet those seismic standards
In 2011, a study group composed of members of the UCSF Community Advisory Group met with UCSF staff to research, analyze and discuss options for the UC Hall site, including the potential reuse of the building. Proposals were shared with the broader community for input and feedback in November 2011 and February 2012. Below is a list of study group meetings and links to materials that were shared at those meetings. The UC Hall project has now been included in the Long Range Development Plan process for further study and community discussion.
CAG UC Hall Study Group Meeting
May 19, 2011: UC Hall Site Tour Photos
UC Hall Public Meetings
UCSF Physical Design Framework - http://campusplanning.ucsf.edu/pdf/UCSF_Physical_Design_Framework.pdf
UCSF Long Range Development Plan - http://www.ucsf.edu/about/long-range-development-plan
UCSF Community Advisory Group - http://www.ucsf.edu/about/cgr/community-relations/cag-overview