University of California San Francisco Mission Bay Medical Center

Roger's prior work with Anshen + Allen

While the Principal-in-Charge of the project at Anshen + Allen, Roger Swanson led the design of the 878,000 sf project with space for Women, Children and Cancer. The design puzzle was to balance identity with the cost efficiency of shared services in construction, operational, and staffing costs. Each center of excellence is separate, but shares a platform of support services and diagnostic treatment spaces arranged along a main spine. A kaleidoscope of color of dichroic glass enlivens the building’s surface and entry to the Benioff Children’s Hospital. The women’s center and cancer center have separate entrances. Sky lobbies allow families outdoor access on patient floors, while over six acres of gardens on terraces, some accessible to patients, make it a hospitable place connected to the natural environment at every opportunity. The Gateway Medical Office Building provides 200,000 sf of outpatient services to the community.   The project has won seven awards and is LEED Gold Certified.