The success of the UCSF Medical Center project was made possible by the development of a unique collaborative culture, one created and fostered on the principle of integrating the participants into a common community united by a shared higher purpose. UCSF Medical Center, DPR Construction, Stantec, and a team of more than 1,200 men and women banded together and created an extraordinary culture of shared values, vision, behaviors, and processes. This relationship building enhanced the hospital’s healing properties, created new industry best practices, and set new benchmarks in public design and construction.