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UCSF Stem Cell Research Facility Snuggles Up to Mt. Sutro

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Source: Google Earth/SFCitizen
After breaking ground just up the hill from the UCSF Parnassus campus a little over two years ago, researchers have begun moving in to the new headquarters of the Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research. Designed by Rafael Viñoly out of New York, the series of open labs wind up along Medical Center Way and make up the bulk of the 46,000 square-foot building, which some are calling "the craziest in town". Despite a unique layout, a bit of an awkward underbelly floating over the hill and some stark metal siding, the $123 million facility is actually a little tricky to spot since it is so neatly tucked away behind the aging (and imposing) Psych Hospital. The terraced rooftop gardens certainly don't help it show up on satellite photos of wooded Mt. Sutro either.
· UCSF's Stem Cell Center is Open: It's the Craziest Building in Town [SFCitizen]
· Building Construction: Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research [UCSF.edu]