Stanford University Medical Center: New Stanford Hospital / Perkins Eastman

Stanford University Medical Center: New Stanford Hospital

Palo Alto, California
The new Stanford Hospital redefines the model of a healing environment within a flexible framework that will adapt to health care practice for the next 100 years. The Rafael Vinoly Architects/Perkins Eastman Architects design of the 820,000 SF building utilizes a universal 120’x120’ module able to accommodate future interdisciplinary innovations in clinical health care, education, and research. The design embraces the campus tradition of integrating landscape with a modern approach to courtyards and arcades and a mid-level public roof garden equally therapeutic for patients, practitioners, and staff.

The new Stanford Hospital is a state-of-the-art facility with many spheres of influence. The building will foster advancements in clinical health care at the nexus of Silicon Valley technology and Stanford University academics. These advancements can be shared worldwide through major academic medical centers or remote operating rooms in third world countries via the latest in telemedicine. Simultaneously, the building will significantly enhance the local community with everything from an emergency department doubled in size for the next flu season to the only Level 1 Trauma Center on the Bay Area Peninsula designed to maintain operations after a 500-year earthquake with emergency disaster response capabilities.