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University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry: Facilities Strategy Study

San Francisco, California

With a solid reputation for leading-edge dental education, UOP’s School of Dentistry sought to understand and create a design framework for a facility able to anticipate the future of oral health education. In studying how the school could leverage its physical space to support its institutional goals and continual evolution, an interdisciplinary team conducted quantitative and qualitative research, resulting in a design roadmap that outlined a specific set of principles and strategies to guide the school’s decision-making. Gensler subsequently identified and evaluated four facility options to assist UOP in selecting the optimal strategy.