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Dugoni Dentistry School in SoMa Readies for its Close-Up

The signs on the construction hoardings proclaim a Summer 2014 opening, but from the outside the new location of the University of the Pacific's Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry looks nearly complete. The building has shed its previous dark glass and hulking concrete façade and is now fully covered in green glass. The building's purchase and renovation will end up costing a cool $151 million, some of which will be compensated for by the recent sale of the University's building in Pacific Heights, which Trumark Urban plans to turn in to million-dollar condos. The new location in SoMa is significantly bigger than the previous building, and will come with top-of-the-line equipment and educational facilities. The new look certainly compliments the glassy Intercontinental Hotel directly behind it, but thankfully isn't nearly as garish.

More detailed view of the new facade:

Still some work left to be done at street level:

View from 5th and Natoma:

· 155 Fifth Street [LoopNet]
· Trumark nabs dental school campus for rare Pacific Heights condos [SF Business Times]