Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital breaks ground on expansion

Sustainability and nature at the heart of the new addition at the Stanford University Medical Center designed by Perkins+Will.

September 07, 2012 |

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif., officially broke ground on a 521,000-sf expansion, designed by global multidisciplinary architecture and design firm Perkins+Will in association with Hammel Green & Abramson (HGA), the firm that served as the Executive Architect.

The addition is aimed at meeting the hospital’s growing needs for both primary and high-acuity care, advancing the family experience and focusing on a child’s understanding of nature as an integral part of the healing process. 

Slated to open winter 2016, the expansion offers 150 new patient beds; extensive surgical and diagnostic services with associated imaging, surgery, recovery and support functions; and outdoor garden spaces that link the new and existing Packard Children’s buildings and augment the campus’s already strong connection to the environment. Perkins+Will was responsible for the architecture, interior design, sustainability program and the patient experience on the project, working closely with HGA. The design, which was shortlisted for the Unbuilt category of the 2012 World Architecture News Healthcare Awards, is not only striking but also incorporates a series of environmentally responsible and energy efficient strategies to ensure that the building will embody a healing space in its entirety, for patients and the environment. +

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