Two Houses Make Room for New Administrative Services Building

In a step of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland’s campus modernization project, two Craftsman-style bungalows facing the hospital on 52nd Street have been moved to a new home a block away. The two structures, owned by the hospital and used as offices, were relocated last month to hospital-owned property on the south side of 53rd Street, adjacent to Highway 24, to make room for the Oakland hospital’s new Administrative Services Building.

The Oakland hospital’s $1.5 billion campus modernization plan includes the construction of a new hospital building, a new administrative support building and a new parking garage. The construction, which will meet UC standards for seismic safety and sustainability, is critical to ensuring that the 100-year-old hospital can continue to provide top-tier care for Bay Area and Northern California patients.

The new 31,000-square-foot Administrative Services Building, on the corner of Dover Street and 52nd Street, will provide updated non-clinical administrative office space for physicians and hospital staff. Once complete, hospital administrative staff will be relocated to the new building.

The relocated houses, built from coastal redwoods, are being preserved, in part, to avoid adding to landfill and will continue to serve as offices for hospital support  services when the project is complete.

In spite of being in a state of partial disrepair, the 100-year-old houses were moved instead of demolished to sustain the look and feel of the residential neighborhood. They will be renovated to current building and seismic codes with updated landscaping.