Parnassus Research and Academic Building (PRAB)

Construction is underway for a new state-of-the-art Parnassus Research and Academic Building, which will create a vital collaborative space to drive innovations in scientific research and education. The new building will house research programs for cancer, microbiology, diabetes, immunology and cell biology. It also will be home to such key projects as the Benioff Center for Microbiome Medicine, iMicro, Bakar ImmunoX and CoLabs, connecting some of the most innovative researchers to collaborate on new discoveries. 

There are three major projects on the Parnassus Heights campus, including the New Hospital at Parnasssus Heights on the east side of campus.

The School of Nursing also will relocate to the building, which will occupy a floor of the new research and academic building, creating collaborative space within the school and connections with colleagues in other disciplines. In addition, the building will serve as temporary spaces for research and academic groups as the campus undergoes several major improvements for the Comprehensive Parnassus Heights Plan through 2030.

The UC Board of Regents voted Sept. 20, 2023 to approve the project scope and the project's $843 million budget. The project, which will create hundreds of jobs during construction, also includes site improvements and streetscape to create a more welcoming environment on the west side of the campus. 

Hard demolition of UC Hall on Parnassus Avenue for the new building is currently underway.

Construction Hours

  • 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for noisy work
Expected Project Completion Date


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