Don’t Throw Stones: Stanford Hospital to Feature a Glass-Domed Atrium

September 25th, 2016

Building Design + Construction, September 2016

The 824,000-sf Stanford Hospital, currently under construction in Palo Alto, Calif., will include 368 private patient rooms, a new emergency department almost twice the size of the existing ED, and a 4.2-acre rooftop garden. Its glass-domed atrium, consisting of 404 glass panels, will act as the main entrance and provide substantial natural light. An oversized double-glass wall running from patient levels four through seven will provide patients wide-open views of the campus’s surrounding foothills. The glazing will be equipped with an intelligent, motorized shading system. The new hospital will be connected to the existing hospital via a pedestrian bridge. The Building Team: Rafael Viñoly Architects/Lee, Burkhart, Liu (architects) and Clark Construction Group/McCarthy Building Companies (GC).