Supporting a new care model for behavioral health, ZGF (Portland, Ore.) is collaborating with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) to design a Child, Teen & Family Center and Department of Psychiatry Building in San Francisco that will combine traditional psychiatric care services with neuroscience research.

Designed to be UCSF’s first co-location of research and behavioral healthcare for pediatric and adult patients, the center will accelerate scientific discovery of improved treatments and prevention, while also serving as a critical link in UCSF’s mission to destigmatize behavioral healthcare and support community mental health efforts.

The 170,000-square-foot facility, which is scheduled for completion in 2021, will comprise a single structure with zones that have architecturally distinct visual identities and spaces.

Entrances will be clearly defined for those going to the Child, Teen & Family Center and those going to other locations in the building. Natural materials, ample daylighting, and exterior views will be used to create an inviting and therapeutic space while supporting patient and staff safety.