University of the Pacific Wraps SoMa Redevelopment

The completion of a South of Market district redevelopment project was recently announced by the University of the Pacific. The institution is now set to relocate its operations closer to downtown San Francisco. The project cost the developer around $151 million, the program being subsidized through a fundraising campaign, as well as the sale of two Pacific Heights assets owned by the university. The funds were also sourced from commercial lease revenues. The 40-year-old South of Market building had been under the ownership of the University of the Pacific since 2011, when it was acquired for $47 million.

The University of the Pacific has wrapped up a $151 million redevelopment project in the South of Market district. The university’s new facility at 155 Fifth St. will be the home of the university’s Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, as well as graduate programs in audiology, music therapy, data analytics and food studies. The 40-year-old South of Market building was acquired by the university in 2011 for $47 million.

The renovation added a glass curtain wall façade featuring energy-efficient fritted glass. The campus, which was used in the past as a financial services data center, has been certified LEED Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council.

SmithGroupJJR designed the 395,000-square-foot campus. Plant Construction Co. was the general contractor, and Nova Partners Inc. served as construction manager.

The property’s first floor includes building’s Great Hall, which features an event space, café, lounge area, lecture hall and the 15,000-square-foot University of the Pacific Center, which houses four graduate programs.

The second and third floors house patient clinics that offer general dental care, as well as huddle rooms. The fourth floor is reserved for faculty offices and research labs, while the fifth floor consists of seminar rooms, labs and a dental simulation lab for first-year students. The sixth and seventh floors consist of office space that will be leased to various tenants.

Funds for the project were provided by a fundraising campaign, the sale of two university-owned assets in Pacific Heights assets and commercial lease revenues.