Building UC Hastings

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Campus Plan

In 1878, Serranus Hastings, the first Chief Justice of California, founded the state’s first public law school. Now, nearly 140 years later, UC Hastings College of the Law moves into its next transformative phase. Our goal is to make UC Hastings the premier legal academic hub in the Bay Area. To achieve that, we need your help in the early phases of our campus redevelopment plan, which includes:

21st Century Academic Building

A state-of-the-art academic building at 333 Golden Gate Avenue, featuring smart classrooms and our award-winning legal clinics.

Additional Student Housing

Development and renovation of student housing at 198 McAllister Street, in partnership with the world-class health center at UCSF.

Great Hall Restoration

Restoration and conversion of the Great Hall cathedral space in the Tower into a flexible social and academic center.

376 LARKIN

Built: 2010

376 Larkin

333 Golden Gate

Not Yet Built

333 Golden Gate

200 McAllister

Built: 1980

200 McAllister

198 McAllister & Annex

Built: 1953 | Annex 1970

198 McAllister & Annex

100 McAllister
and great hall

Built: 1928

100 McAllister

333 Golden Gate

The first phase of the UC Hastings campus plan will be 333 Golden Gate Avenue, the future site of a modernized academic building, fit for a 21st century legal education. Key features of the building plans include:

Academic Epicenter

This state-of-the-art academic hub will feature smart classrooms, conference rooms, and shared community spaces for students, faculty, and alumni.

Sky Deck

The rooftop floor of 333 Golden Gate will be home to a premier community event space, with views of City Hall and the iconic San Francisco skyline.

LEGAL CLINICS

We are immensely proud of our nationally recognized legal clinics. 333 Golden Gate will serve as a home to our 15+ legal clinics, which combine theory and practice to provide a well-rounded, experiential education.

SUSTAINABILITY FEATURES

As environmental stewards, UC Hastings aspires to achieve campus-wide carbon neutral status through its long-range campus plan. The new building at 333 Golden Gate will be the first step in this process, seeking the highest level of LEED certifications through green building initiatives.

The first phase of the UC Hastings campus plan will be 333 Golden Gate Avenue, the future site of a modernized academic building, fit for a 21st century legal education. Key features of the building plans include:

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Academic Building

This state-of-the-art academic hub will feature smart classrooms, conference rooms, and shared community spaces for students, faculty, and alumni.

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Rooftop Event Space

Looking for a convenient, emblematic space for your next event? The rooftop floor of 333 Golden Gate will be home to a premier community event space, with views of San Francisco City Hall and the iconic downtown skyline.

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Sustainability Features

UC Hastings aspires to achieve campus-wide carbon neutral status through its long-range campus plan. As environmental stewards, 333 Golden Gate will be the first step in this process, seeking the highest level of LEED certifications through green building initiatives.

Timeline

Date
Description
1878
UC Hastings is founded as California’s first law school.
1901
UC Hastings operates at the Old City Hall, at McAllister and Larkin. Old City Hall was destroyed in the earthquake and fire of 1906.
1906
UC Hastings operates at old Temple Emanu-El, at Sutter and Webster.
1907
UC Hastings operates at the Cooper Medical College, at Webster and Sacramento. This later becomes the Stanford Medical School.
1908
UC Hastings operates at the Grant Building, at Seventh and Market.
1909
UC Hastings operates at the Whittell Building, at 116 Geary.
1913
UC Hastings operates at the Underwood Building, at 525 Market.
1916
UC Hastings operates at San Francisco’s new City Hall, at Van Ness between McAllister and Grove.
1923
UC Hastings operates at 350 McAllister.
1932
UC Hastings operates in the Call Building, at 703 Market.
1938
UC Hastings acquires the building at 515 Van Ness, the school’s last temporary home.
1953
UC Hastings acquires the 198 McAllister Building. This is to become UC Hastings’ first permanent home. A new wing was dedicated in 1970.
1980
UC Hastings acquires the 200 McAllister Building.
1981
UC Hastings completes 200 McAllister renovations.
1982
UC Hastings acquires the former Empire Hotel, turning it into the McAllister Tower Building, at 100 McAllister.
1986
UC Hastings acquires the KGO Building, at 277 Golden Gate Ave.
Summer 2016
The next major phase in UC Hastings’ history begins. The architect develops design guidelines based on UC Hastings requests and CEQA requirements. Concurrently, the project team interviews design-build contractors and selects three which will enter into a design competition.
Fall 2016
The Department of Finance and the Public Works Board approve the final design guidelines and performance criteria. The three shortlisted design-build contractors begin their competition.
Spring 2017
Interviews and final negotiations will take place to determine the selected design-build contractor team.
Summer 2017
Construction begins on UC Hastings’ long-range campus plan, with December 2019 as the estimated completion date.

Press

UCSF, Hastings Law Could Collaborate on Affordable Student Housing

UCSF and UC Hastings College of Law might share the cost in creating new student housing the colleges would share around the Hastings campus. more The deal, being worked out now, could result in building and renovating around 1,200 housing units to create a “university village” with affordable housing options for students.

BISNOW
December 9, 2015

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UCSF, UC Hastings to develop new campus housing for students, faculty

Nearly 1,000 new homes for UC San Francisco and UC Hastings College of the Law students and faculty members could come to fruition in the more next decade through a proposal to address the impact of The City’s housing crisis on the universities.

San Francisco Examiner
December 8, 2015

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UCSF, UC Hastings Look At Developing Student Housing In Tenderloin

Nearly 1,000 new units of campus housing could be developed over the next decade in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood to serve more students and scholars at University of California at San Francisco and UC Hastings College of the Law.

CBS Bay Area
December 8, 2015

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Tenderloin & Mid-Market Residential Development Update: Winter 2015

Parking lots, vacant lots and aging buildings all around the Tenderloin and Mid-Market are slated for development, but with so many in the more works, it’s difficult to keep them all of these pending projects straight. Hoodline reader Tommy asked for a comprehensive update on what’s happening where, and we were happy to oblige. Here’s everything in the works, listed by address.

Hoodline
December 2, 2015

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UC Hastings plans new housing, academic towers in Tenderloin

The University of California Hastings College of the Law has quietly submitted plans for a new academic building and student residential hall more at its Tenderloin campus.

San Francisco Business Journal
February 17, 2015

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UC Hastings law school plans to erect new buildings in Tenderloin

For 60 years UC Hastings College of the Law has cast a wary eye on its depressed Tenderloin home — a neighborhood that lacks the grassy more quads and handsome libraries that many law schools put on their brochures.

San Francisco Chronicle
February 15, 2015

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Contact

Eric Dumbleton
Chief Development Officer
Office of Development & Alumni Engagement
dumbletoneric@uchastings.edu
415-565-4616