Site: 8,000 SF (expandable to 15,000 SF)
Sustainable Features: LEED Silver
The former data center, located on Parnassus, was not able to expand with the growing demands of the University. Heller Manus designed UCSF's new LEED-Silver certified Data Center within the existing Minnesota Street shell in San Francisco. This initial 8,000 s.f. raised floor facility was designed in a modular fashion to be able to expand to 15,000 s.f. in the future and ultimately support High Density racks. The upgrade brings the Data Center up to date with the University's present and future needs. The new location is on seismically stable ground, and the building houses new network infrastructure, backup power systems, plenty of cooling capacity and room to offer computer hosting services to campus departments. The new data center is able to deliver levels of service and reliability needed to support critical campus IT services as well as new and innovative applications. The project was done in collaboration with electrical engineering firm O'Mahony & Myer.