After an extensive national search, UCSF identified an outstanding team of partners to lead the development and design of the Child, Teen, and Family Center and Department of Psychiatry Building. This team includes:


Founded in 1992, SKS is an investor, developer, and advisor of commercial real estate properties in the western United States. The firm’s excellent reputation and investment track record culminate from its strong operating capability, extensive network of relationships, and its consistent ability to identify emerging demographic and market trends in advance of other market participants. Whether acting as investor or advisor, SKS performs with integrity which has proven to be their greatest asset.

Prado Group

Prado Group is a privately held real estate development and investment management company with a primary focus on residential, retail and mixed-use properties. They seek in-fill, supply-constrained markets with high barriers-to-entry in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Their goal is to enhance the communities they work in by creating high-quality, sustainable environments for people to live, work, shop, and relax.


ZGF Architects LLP is a design firm with a focus on architecture, interior design, and urban design. Founded in Portland, Oregon, with a mission to strive for design excellence, stewardship of our natural and built environment, and exceptional client service, the firm has grown to include offices in Seattle, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, New York, and ZGF Cotter Architects Inc. in Vancouver, BC. ZGF’s design philosophy is centered on the premise that design excellence should be reflected in each and every aspect of a building—its fit with the community, its function and relationship to its users, its building systems, and its cost. The firm’s design portfolio is intentionally diverse, ranging from transportation terminals, commercial office and mixed-use developments to corporate campuses, healthcare and research buildings, academic facilities, libraries, and museums. In addition to receiving more than 770 local, regional, and national design awards, ZGF was honored with the American Institute of Architects’ highest honor, the Architecture Firm Award, recognized for “creatively transforming client needs and aspirations into elegant, inventive architectural form, and establishing a standard of excellence and expectation of quality to which other firms aspire.”

Pfau Long

Pfau Long Architecture is a nationally recognized, award-winning firm based in San Francisco, distinguished by their passion for the craft of building environmentally sensitive architecture. Their principals, Peter Pfau and Dwight Long, lead a highly creative staff of 22 while maintaining hands-on involvement with every project. With each project, they understand the clients’ values and push the entire team from beginning to end to develop a strong, shared vision. We know the value that good design brings, and we know the value of thoughtful economy. Their previous projects in San Francisco include Pier 27 Cruise Ship Terminal, the Urban School, the LGBT Community Center, and Lick-Wilmerding High School