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UC Hastings College of the Law


Optimizing an expanding foot print for growth within the campus' tight urban constraints.

UC Hastings College of the Law is situated on a multi-building campus in the heart of San Francisco. MKThink began its engagement with the school with a five-year institutional master plan that holistically examined the campus buildings and their integration into the surrounding downtown area. MKThink has gone on to create design guidelines and detailed campus programming. This work has enabled UC Hastings to secure state funding and realize goals outlined by the institutional master plan both under the budget of about $55M and ahead of schedule.


DATE: 2012
CITY: San Francisco
STATE: California
SIZE/SCALE: 576,573 SF
MARKET: Higher Education


CHALLENGE: To help UC Hastings optimize its expanding foot print within its tight urban campus constraints.
SERVICES: Master Planning, Campus Programming, Design-Build Projects, and Design Guidelines.
RESULT: One of the five major infrastructure projects includes the design and build of a new 57,000-SF academic building, which creates a more cohesive campus with state-of-the-art classroom facilities. MKThink used creative and efficient space planning to account for a smaller footprint than the previous central academic building.
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