San Francisco, California, USA – Herzog & de Meuron and HDR have been selected by UCSF to be the Design Consultant and Architect of Record for the new hospital of the historic and internationally renowned UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center at Parnassus Heights, a home to both inpatient and outpatient services. The hospital is part of UCSF’s academic medical centre, which also includes a top-ranked research enterprise and graduate schools in the health sciences.
The design team of Herzog & de Meuron and HDR is uniquely positioned to realise UCSF’s vision for the hospital for the future as ‘Healing Habitat,’ a holistic health care environment that fosters wellness and recovery by combining efficient facilities with human experiences, connected to nature and the community.
Herzog & de Meuron will bring its wide range of experience on hospitals and projects within similarly complex urban environments, to create a new medical centre that will combine healing, research, nature and culture. The office is familiar with the city of San Francisco and the Bay Area region: the de Young Museum is visible from the hospital site.