Children’s Hospital Project Hits Milestone
- Nov 25, 2015
By Alex Girda, Associate Editor
The $1.1 billion expansion of the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford expansion recently hit a major milestone, as the structure is now weather-tight. The 521,000-square-foot project is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2017.
The expansion will add 149 patient beds to the hospital. Designed by Perkins + Will Architects and HGA, the project’s executive architect, the facility will also provide private rooms, state-of-the-art operating suites, family-friendly amenities and a flexible floor space component. Hospital programs such as Heart Center, Johnson Center for Pregnancy and Newborn Services, Bass Childhood Cancer Center will have more space to develop.
Interior work is now underway at the facility, following the installation of more than 40 million pounds of structural steel and rebar. A glass Tree House façade and outdoor Discovery Garden will be among the distinctive, child-friendly architectural elements.
Sustainable design features will save a projected 800,000 gallons of water each year with the help of highly efficient bathroom fixtures and fittings. Additionally, 100 percent of the water used for irrigation will be sourced from recycled rainwater and wastewater.