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Rudolph and Sletten, Inc.

October 24, 2012 13:24 ET

Rudolph and Sletten, Inc. Enjoys Continued Success With UCSF $94M Dollar Project, Block 25A

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 24, 2012) - Rudolph and Sletten announced today that the firm and its design partner, WRNS Studio, have been awarded the design build contract for the University of San Francisco's Mission Bay Block 25A Academic Building.

Block 25A, which refers to the parcel of land that the project is situated on, is located as a part of UCSF's Mission Bay Campus. The $94 million, 266,000 gross square-foot, seven-story Academic Building, will include huddle rooms, focus rooms, open workstations, conference rooms, classrooms, a learning center, and retail spaces. In addition, the project scope includes site utilities, connection to existing utilities, a landscaped courtyard, various other site improvements, all the way down to the data, phones and furniture. 

Block 25A is designed to function as office space for the faculty that will be providing clinical care in the new UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay across the street, which will include UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, a women's specialty hospital and an adult hospital for cancer patients. The new office building will also provide work space for academic groups currently located elsewhere on UCSF's campuses or in leased space. With design/preconstruction starting immediately, construction is expected to start in the spring of next year. Project completion is scheduled for August 2014. The new hospital complex will open February 1, 2015.

To meet UCSF's specifications, the Rudolph and Sletten/WRNS Studio team is using innovation in efficient workspace design, creating an 'activity-based workspace' building. The building will house 1,052 faculty, staff, fellows and residents in open workstations and shared "hotel" spaces.

UCSF's established design parameters for the building height and the need to create efficient floor plates in the building led the Rudolph and Sletten/WRNS team to decide on a concrete frame with flat plates. In order to maximize long term flexibility of the space, the team elected to implement a raised floor solution throughout the building that not only improved the construction schedule, but also offered a flexible engineering solution to the HVAC, plumbing and electrical distribution for both current and future needs. The interiors are suitable for this program, which provides modular workstations, hard wall huddle and focus rooms, and multiple conference rooms throughout the building to accommodate the activity based workspace needs. 

"Our team worked diligently to develop a comprehensive design which was evaluated every step of the way to ensure compliance with the client's unique project requirements. Once again, creative ideas and innovative solutions, coupled with a very integrated team approach with our design and design build subcontractor partners, lead us to a project that not only met the programmatic needs, but also a superior design aesthetic and commitment to sustainability all within the overall budget. We are thrilled to be working with the UCSF team on another successful project," stated an enthusiastic Martin Sisemore, President and CEO of Rudolph and Sletten, Inc. 

As one of the premier general contracting firms on the West Coast, Rudolph and Sletten, Inc. has built some of the most influential and iconic structures in California. Over the past 50+ years they have remained a pacesetter, through not only the quality and craftsmanship evident in their work, but through the dedication and expertise of their people. Rudolph and Sletten's expert professionals manage each job comprehensively, from site selection and preconstruction services through project completion. With a focus on integrity, honesty, and open communication, Rudolph and Sletten prides itself with maintaining authentic relationships with their clients and partners.

Rudolph and Sletten's building expertise includes virtually all types of projects with an emphasis on those markets where their technical expertise and quality excel: biotech and pharmaceutical; healthcare; and technology. Other areas of expertise include commercial office and corporate campuses, education, gaming and hospitality, justice, government, sports and entertainment and industrial facilities. Rudolph and Sletten's current clients include Hewlett-Packard, Gilead, Kaiser Permanente, Administrative Office of the Courts, Sharp Healthcare, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Pfizer, Agilent Technologies, and the UC and CSU University systems. Headquartered in Redwood City, the company also has regional offices in Roseville, Irvine and San Diego, California. For more information, please visit

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