Project Overview

The Joan and Sanford I. Weill Neurosciences Building will become the headquarters for the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, bringing together the neurosciences community with bench laboratory research programs in psychiatry, neurology, neurosurgery and basic neuroscience, as well as desktop research, clinical research and clinical care space. The building will house basic science labs and clinical and translational programs, including numerous clinical programs, part of the UCSF Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (IND), and the new Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI), which works to reduce the scale and impact of dementia around the world by training and supporting a new generation of leaders to translate research into effective policy and practice.  Combined with the nearby Sandler Neurosciences Center and Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Hall, the neuroscience complex at UCSF Mission Bay will become one of the largest in the world.

The six-story building will include:

  • Co-location of wet and dry research labs on the same floors, which provides better opportunities for collaboration between labs
  • Wet lab space for the Department of Psychiatry to complement the proposed office and outpatient psychiatric building at 2130 Third Street.
  • Neurology outpatient clinics that expand clinical offerings and consolidate more of UCSF Health’s neurology services at Mission Bay.

Read the latest news about the project:

UC Regents Approve Building Plans for 3 Projects in Mission Bay, Dogpatch
May 19, 2017

UC Regents Approve Preliminary Plans for New UCSF Neuroscience Building
March 24, 2016


Design: August 2016 – August 2017
Community Meeting: April 4, 2017
Construction: September 2017 – February 2020
Occupancy: Spring 2020

Community Involvement

Meetings with the Community

April 12, 2017
Proposed Building Design Presentation for Community Members



Michele Davis, MPH, MCP
Associate Director, Community Relations
Community & Government Relations
University of California, San Francisco
3333 California Street, Suite 103 | San Francisco, CA 94118-0462
tel: 415/476-3024 | fax: 415/476-3541

Email: [email protected]

Community & Government Relations Projects

UCSF is engaged in a variety of ongoing projects designed to enhance the campus and medical center, and better serve both patients and the greater community.

When we embark on any project, planning always includes engagement with the local community.