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Art Installed in the New Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford Stairwells 


A wildlife sculptor with a penchant for detail, artist Pokey Park brings her whimsical, yet lifelike pieces to the stairway alcoves of the new Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.  

As part of the early creative process, Park based her designs on review sessions conducted with patients at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford to select animals reflective of the California ecosystem. A harbor seal, raccoons , red-legged frog, and kit fox are j ust a few of the creatures positioned to greet children and families as they enter the glass lobby expanse of the new building.

Park's tactile approach and love for detail was sparked at an early age, and is in part what earned her the nickname Pokey from her uncle. "He would pick me up from my house and take me out for walks, and I moved too slowly, because I wanted to stop and touch everything. So he started calling me Pokey. I still do that. Textures are very important to me."
10 Day Look Ahead: Renewal Project Construction Activities

The Stanford University Medical Center Renewal Project, which will expand Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, rebuild Stanford Hospital, modernize Hoover Pavilion, and replace School of Medicine laboratories, is underway. Below is a summary of the Renewal Project's anticipated construction activities, hours of activity, and any affected lane or road closures over the next 10 days. Please click here to subscribe to our 10 day look aheads, which will be emailed every Friday and archived on the Renewal Project website.

Please note that that the scope of work and dates of work are subject to change without notice, especially due to weather impacts.

New Stanford Hospital Facility
December 2012 - 2018

Work is under way to construct the new Stanford Hospital facility in order to accommodate advances in medical technology, increase capacity, and meet new seismic safety standards. The 824,000 square foot hospital includes 368 individual patient rooms, state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment rooms, an expanded Emergency Department, new employee parking structure, five gardens, walking trails and a meditation room. Construction of the new hospital is expected to be completed in 2018.

This week's activities:

What to expect this weekend (9/9 - 9/10) 
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am to 6 pm

Interior finish construction is expected to continue this weekend.
 
Weekday Work (9/11 - 9/15)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am to 8 pm for regular construction.
 
This week inside the hospital, the installation continues for the stone wall in the Atrium. Work continues on interior finishes such as ceiling, drywall, tile laying and painting, and installation of lighting fixtures, kitchen equipment, medical equipment continue and the service and public elevator installation continues.  Outside the hospital, pedestrian bridge framing supports for the exterior enclosure are being installed and  Level 8 paver installation is in progress. Installation of permanent roofing on the Level 3 garden has begun and installation of decking on the Garage roof is in progress. 

What to expect next weekend (9/16 - 9/17) 
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am to 6 pm
 
Interior finish construction is expected to continue next weekend.

New Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford 
August 2011 - 2017

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is in the process of creating America's most technologically advanced, family-friendly and environmentally sustainable hospital for babies, children and pregnant women. The new hospital, set to debut in December 2017, adds 521,000 square feet of building space and 149 patient beds. Six new surgical suites, a nuclear medicine department, three new imaging units, four diagnostic units including a cardiac "hybrid" angiography suite, and more than 3.5 acres of healing gardens and green space are designed into the project. 

*General construction activity on the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford Expansion site is approved Monday-Friday 6 am to 8 pm, Saturday 7 am to 6 pm, and Sunday 7am to 5pm. Click here to view construction activity permitted outside of normal construction hours.
  
This week's activities:

What to expect this weekend (9/9 - 9/10)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am to 6 pm for regular construction
 
Work will continue on the expansion site for interior finish construction on Saturday, 9/9
 
Weekday work (9/11 - 9/15)
Hours of Construction Activity: 6 am to 8 pm for regular construction

Inside the building, construction of the lobby columns is in progress and work continues on the ground level imaging and surgical suites. Furniture and equipment continue to be installed and elevator installation is complete.

Outside the building, the play features were delivered to the Emerald Garden and exterior work in all gardens continues. The crosswalk on Quarry Road and Quarry Extension (near the construction trailers) will remain closed to accommodate deliveries and concrete pours near the perimeter of the construction site. A pedestrian detour is in place.

Access to the rear entrance of Packard Children's will remain open throughout construction although some egress detours will be in place.

What to expect next weekend (9/16 - 9/17) 
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am to 6 pm for regular construction
 
Work will continue on the expansion site for interior finish construction on Saturday, 9/16.

School of Medicine BioMedical Innovations Building
January 2017 - Summer 2019

The BioMedical Innovations Building (BMI) will be a state-of-the-art facility that fully supports the talent and vision of the School of Medicine to translate medical research discoveries into treatments and cures. The new building will be approximately 215,500 square-feet with four above-grade floors of research labs and light-filled gathering places, and a lower basement level with reduced functional square footage for utility support. A connective tunnel to other nearby research facilities is part of the proposed design.

Current Activities:
 
What to expect this weekend (9/9 - 9/10) 
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am to 4 pm for regular construction

No impacts are anticipated this weekend.

Weekday Work (9/11 - 9/15)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am to 4 pm for regular construction

Preparations for dirt-hauling are under way. Hauling is scheduled to begin in late September.

Tunnel construction continues with waterproofing, rebar installation, concrete pour and falsework placement in the Beckman lightwell. The shotcrete work is scheduled for Tuesday, September 12, 2017.

Various utility work around the site continues, including exploratory work outside the fence line at Governor's Lane and Cooper Lane.

What to expect next weekend (9/16 - 9/17
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am to 4 pm for regular construction

No impacts are anticipated next weekend.

General Reminders

Motorists: please be mindful of sharing the road with bicyclists. 

 

Consider alternatives to driving, including Stanford's free Marguerite shuttle, biking, carpooling, and transit. Try the do-it-yourself commute planning tool.

 

Cyclists: please be mindful of sharing the sidewalk with pedestrians. Those who choose not to share the road and use the sidewalks must walk their bicycles.

 

Pedestrians: must use the new designated crosswalks on Welch Road. Jaywalking is illegal and especially unsafe in active construction areas. Thank you!

Questions?

  

You can find the most up to date information on the Renewal Project website at www.SUMCRenewal.org

 

You can also sign up for  project email notices  on the website. For additional information regarding site work, email the Renewal Project at info@sumcrenewal.org or call the 24-hour Construction Hotline: (650) 701-SUMC (7862).