UCSF Community Center
A high quality campus life promotes optimal learning and efficient work performance, enhances the recruitment and retention of faculty staff and students, and makes the campus a desirable place to work, learn and visit. 

Located in one of the largest developments of San Francisco, the UCSF Mission Bay Campus Community Center has been conceived to be the heart of the campus, where students, faculty and community come together to enjoy, socialize and interact. 

Projected to have about 2000 people in the first phase and about 9100 when completed, the four-stories 156,000 gross sqft building combine a variety of uses in a single structure. 

The diverse program combines such facilities as a fitness complex, a conference center with an auditorium for 400 people, a gymnasium with basketball and volleyball courts, swimming pools (one indoor and the others outdoors), dining and food facilities, offices and retail space, all of which are organized around an atrium. 

Topped by a dramatic skylight that allow natural light into the building, the atrium serves as an orienting point, assembling the different spaces and helping the users to establish a visual connection within the building. 

The first floor is formed by different program uses: the main food services which face directly towards the green, the fitness center which faces the tennis courts, the game room and the library; are all structured around the atrium.

Connected to the first floor by a grand stair, the second floor has an indoor pool with locker rooms for men and women, student services, office space and an auditorium which is capable of seating 400 people and sub-dividable if necessary into small break out rooms. 

The third floor accommodates another part of the student services; this area primarily serves basic needs of the academic community like the student health center. On the fourth floor, the building combines different program areas such as the gymnasium, racket ball and squash courts.


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