UCSF identified a need for three distinct campus renewal programs as they set out to restructure their capital asset lifecycle management strategy. Projects under these three programs touch a wide range of building elements from architectural finishes and modernizing building controls with BMS integration to full replacements of building envelopes and core mechanical equipment.
With differing client strategy for each building, Nova is working with UCSF to carry certain buildings to a near-term end of life and provide extensive updates to other facilities early into their maintenance program or deemed campus fixtures designed to exist for decades to come. In the Parnassus campus’s library—deemed a staple of the university—Nova is working with UCSF to replace the building envelope, update controls, reassess lighting throughout and relocate the group’s prized rare books and artifacts collection to a new, modernized space designed in conjunction with external experts consulting on the functional use of such a unique space.
Nova’s role includes both full project management services and broader strategic planning with the client’s business unit in its approach to structuring and executing the overall programs. Nova works with the client to phase work in such a way that minimizes impact to diverse occupant groups with varied functional needs form one space to another. Nova also assisted in program capital planning by developing financial models and working with UCSF to ensure proper allocation of a set funding total across ten years of lifecycle management for multiple assets.