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Department of Veterans Affairs – Research Lab

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Located on the San Francisco Bay in Sausalito, California, this new 18,360 square foot building meets the VA’s program criteria for medical research, computer labs, administration, classroom and supporting spaces. Building forms and materials that reference the site’s link to the Liberty Ships are being used, as well as the leading-edge research being performed by the Northern California Institute for Research and Education and the VA.

The space is designed with efficiency and flexibility in mind, as well as developing spaces that promote a collaborative working environment. Located on the waterfront in Sausalito, the building is being designed to LEED silver standard. Originally, the intent was to renovate the site’s existing building and add a mezzanine. After further analysis, it was determined that costs to upgrade the building’s foundations, seismic bracing and envelope were prohibitive, and replacing the building was proposed.