University of California San Francisco

Joan and Sanford I. Weill Neurosciences Building
USCF Weill Neurosciences Building Exterior


The Joan and Sanford I. Weill Neurosciences Building at UCSF is a six-story, 300,000 SF facility that will be the center for interdisciplinary collaboration, uniting the departments of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Neurological Surgery. Wet labs, dry research labs, desktop research space, clinical research space, and clinical care space will provide the newest in technologies for researchers and staff to advance the studies in neuroscience.

Housing the new Global Brain Health Institute, the facility will help in the global research of dementia and train professionals, coming from all around the world, to develop new sites and experts in the care and study of dementia.

Vantage is planning and designing the audiovisual systems throughout the facility, seamlessly incorporating research and healthcare technology systems so compatibility is existent and effective.

Working with the stakeholders and design team, Vantage brings valuable insight into technology advancements, integration best practices, and how to incorporate the optimal technologies into a healthcare and research facility more efficiently and cost-effectively.

The building is scheduled for occupancy in Spring 2020.


  • Gives faculty and staff access to robust research and healthcare systems to conduct research and deliver clinical care
  • Uses compatible technology systems throughout the building to let any space to become a collaborative hub
  • Provides new space for more clinical programs and to further the study of neuroscience


  • Infrastructure Design
  • Systems Design
  • IT Costs and Financial Analysis


  • Audiovisual Systems
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Wall
  • Digital Displays
  • Digital Wayfinding
  • Scheduling Systems
  • Intercoms
  • Client: University of California San Francisco (UCSF)
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Project Type: Healthcare
  • Facility: Labs and Clinical Research Facility
  • Architect: SmithGroup
  • Size: 300,000 SF