New Building Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
UC Law San Francisco’s vision for an Academic Village is being fulfilled in the heart of the Civic Center, Mid-Market, and Tenderloin communities. There will be a formal Ribbon Cutting
UC Law San Francisco’s vision for an Academic Village is being fulfilled in the heart of the Civic Center, Mid-Market, and Tenderloin communities. There will be a formal Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 4:00pm to celebrate the opening of the newest academic and residential building at 198 McAllister Street. Chancellor & Dean David Faigman will be joined on stage by guest speakers, including Mayor London Breed, Assemblymember Phil Ting, UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood, Former Mayor Willie Brown ‘58, DA Brooke Jenkins, and Joseph Cotchett ’64. Located at the corner of Hyde and McAllister Streets, the new 14-story structure includes 656 units of housing and teaching space including two mock courtrooms, and an auditorium capable of seating 400. Graduate and professional school students and trainees from institutions of higher education from throughout the Bay Area moved into the new building in early August 2023. Residents include students from UC Law SF, UCSF, University of San Francisco, University of the Pacific’s Dugoni School of Dentistry, UC Berkeley, and UC Davis. The fully furnished units range from studios and efficiencies to two bedrooms with rents, including utilities, starting at $1,850 per month. Each apartment has a full kitchen along with a private bathroom. The building includes several other amenities – a fitness center, outdoor courtyard, dog run, study rooms, and a 7th floor indoor-outdoor lounge with skyline views. The Academic Village provides an opportunity to expand the higher education offerings in downtown San Francisco by utilizing the existing, and now expanded, campus of UC Law San Francisco. “My hope is that the Academic Village will be a vibrant community that facilitates learning across multiple disciplines and between various campuses. It will also help activate the neighborhood and alleviate the student housing shortage without displacing a single resident in the community,” remarked Chancellor & Dean David Faigman. Residents enjoy full access to the entirety of the UC Law SF campus, including the library, dining options, class and study rooms, outdoor areas, and event spaces. The building is conveniently located just steps away from major public transit lines and is within walking distance of City Hall and a host of cultural institutions, including the San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco Opera and San Francisco Symphony, as well as the Asian Art Museum, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, and the Main Branch of the San Francisco Public Library. The building was designed by architectural firm Perkins+Will, with Greystar as developer and BuildGroup serving as general contractor. The 356,000 square feet structure was financed with $364 million in tax-exempt debt. Construction began in September 2020.