UCSF Mission Bay – Sandler Neurosciences Center

The LEED Gold-certified Sandler Neurosciences Center is one of the largest neuroscience complexes in the world. Built on land reclaimed in the 1880s, the site was underlain by heterogeneous fill, weak and compressible Bay Mud, dense sand, and bedrock. For the new five-story, 237,000-SF building, Langan performed a geotechnical investigation, consisting of borings advanced to­ bedrock. We recommended pile foundations, below-grade walls, seismic design, utilities, and earthwork. Due to elevated methane concentrations in soil gas beneath the site, Langan designed the building’s methane mitigation system to prevent methane gas from intruding into the structure.