Rudolph and Sletten, a subsidiary of contractor Tutor Perini along with design partner WRNS Studio, has secured a $94m design-build contract from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in the US.
The contract involves construction of the university’s 266,000ft², seven-storey academic Mission Bay Block 25A academic building.
The Block 25A building will feature huddle rooms, focus rooms, open workstations, conference rooms, classrooms, a learning centre and retail spaces.
The project will also feature site utilities, links to existing utilities, a landscaped courtyard, and other site improvements.
The academic building is designed to function as office space for over 1,000 faculty, staff, fellows, and residents of the new UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay across the street.
UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay will also include UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, a women’s specialty hospital, and an adult hospital for cancer patients.
The building will also provide space for academic groups currently working elsewhere on the university’s campuses or in leased space.
The Mission Bay Block 25A academic building project will cost about $118.6m, which will be funded through $84.4m of external financing, $20m in gifts and $14m from campus funds.
In September 2012, the university approved a plan to raise $84.4m for the project.
Construction is anticipated to start in the spring of 2013 and the project is scheduled to complete in August 2014 with the new hospital complex expected to open in February 2015.