A gift to Connie Frank and University of California, San Francisco from The Design Partnership.
The Connie Frank Transplant Center is a physical and sculptural representation of the generosity of giving. The memories of events, people, and experiences gathered through the creation of this sculpture are inseparable from the final physical product. The Sculpture of Memories is a dedication to the generosity of Connie Frank and personal altruism.
Donating a kidney is synonymous with a gift of life. There are currently over 100,000 people on an organ transplant wait list. 3,000 people are added to the list every month. Eighteen people die each day awaiting a donorâ€™s organ. Making a gift of a kidney is a miracle come true for the recipient. The Center has enduring value for donors, patients and their families, and professional staff, now and for years to come.
SPACE The design of the Transplant Center celebrates the intimate act of giving by the donors. Patients, visitors and staff are welcomed by magnificent vistas that inspire and heal. Filtered daylight and framed views provide a constant connection to the outdoors. Dramatic floor to ceiling windows illuminate and animate the consultation and exam spaces. Beautiful natural materials, a warm color palette, expansive amounts of daylight, and integrated soft lighting enrich the spatial experience.
PLACE University of California, San Franciscoâ€™s Ambulatory Care Center at Parnassus Heights provides an ideal location for the new Connie Frank Transplant Center. The seventh floor location captures the exquisite views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the De Young Museum, Golden Gate Park and downtown San Francisco. The new design recognizes the high quality of the pioneering medical science and the excellent patient centered care offered at this campus.
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VISION As a new center for healing, the design fosters outstanding treatment while promoting patient comfort and care. The goal was to establish a new system of patient care, with minimal wait times and maximum patient convenience. After years of using crowded spaces in multiple locations, the new design welcomes patients, staff and families to a true, multidisciplinary center. Family involvement, so critical to successful transplant patient care, is encouraged by providing ample visitor space and dedicated space for education. Inspirational views celebrate the act of giving and the process of healing.
1 Corridor Canopy 2 Translucent Wall 3 Consultation Desk 4 Concrete Structure
5 Shoji Screen 6 Curtain Wall 7 Education Space 8 Sliding Doors
9 Curved Wall 10 Waffle Structure 11 Reception Desk 2
BUILD Construction began by exposing the bones of the existing building, providing a framework for the new Center to be layered upon. New life was brought to the structure by integrating the existing fabric with the modern design, revealing and celebrating it rather than concealing it. The existing architecture of arched bays was used to organize the space. Its concrete arches and columns contrast with the smooth new finishes to tell the story of past, present and future.
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Special thanks to Connie Frank, Evan Thompson, Dr. Nancy Ascher, Dr. John Roberts, Dr. Stephen Tomlanovich, Dr. William Amend, Cheryl Johnson, David Grubb, Amy Peele, Reece Fawley, Regan Botsford, Martha Ruelas, Tim Mahaney, Katy Merwin, Carol Shea, Lily Leung, Mary Phillips, Michael Reilly, Tom Hochmuth, Viki Wallace, Anthony Cimo, Tim Falconer, Winston Fong, Jill Manchester, Heidi Jonathan, Jerry Libatique, Lecha Price, Matthew Stockton, Bobby Cusack, Henry Kyburg, Chris Magnuson, David Morgan, Deborah Don, Deepak Dandekar, Joan Buckner, Ken Olsen, Matt Beraz, Peter Balestrieri, Peter Lendway, Tom Spotts, Juan Martin, Baron Hershberger, Christie Coffin, Dennis Sullivan, John Boerger, Justin Perlman, Kevin Hinrichs, Lakshmi Nair, Lindsay Tella, Nick Seward, Shawna Hinrichs, Mike Mazzi, Angelo Dominguez, Daig Oâ€™Connell, Dominador Abuel, Eduardo Corona, Mohammad Dehghan, Mike Valdriz, Andrew Stanley, Randy Waldeck, Raymond Pugliesi, Jeffrey MacMaster, Mark Murillo, Melissa Gon, Mike Firenze, Phil LeTourneau, Rich Lerner, Celia Hunter, Abby Lawton, Rebecca Taari, Scott Sypult, Dennis Garrett, Joseph Joslin and Mike Rice. Project photos taken by Rien Van Rijthoven and Chelsea Olson. Portraits taken by Carmen Holt.
1. Connie Frank, Philanthropist, UCSF Connie Frank Transplant Center, 2. Evan Thompson, Philanthropist, UCSF Connie Frank Transplant Center, 3. Mark Laret, CEO, UCSF, 4. John Roberts, M.D., Professor & Chief, Division of Transplant Surgery, UCSF, 5. Nancy Ascher, M.D., Ph.D., Chair of Surgery, Organ Transplant Surgeon, UCSF, 6. Stephen Tomlanovich, M.D., Professor, Division of Nephrology, UCSF
Wing, a wing can be amazing, but it can be disastrous. if a wing fails in the air, you fall, fall, fall, But someone catches you, and you are fine. Both have good wings, and you soar like angels. The faller, they will never forget the feeling, of being close to death, and being saved. And the catcher, The catcher will never forget, will never forget the wonderful, wonderful feeling, of saving and helping someone. by Lewis Frank
T HE D ESIGN P ARTNERSHIP Architects + Planners
Published on Aug 30, 2011