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Goldman Family Gardens Nearly Complete at the New Stanford Hospital

Views from the future patient pavilions of the new Stanford Hospital reveal a sneak peek of the Goldman Family Gardens, which are nearing completion this winter. All plants found in the gardens are California native and drought resistant, including California Buckeye shrubs, Fruitless Olive trees and Dwarf Mat Rush grasses. A drip irrigation system was installed in the gardens to promote efficient uses of water. With drip irrigation, narrow tubes deliver drops of water directly to the base of each plant, which is a more direct system as compared to surface or sprinkler irrigation. Walking paths meander throughout the more than four acres of gardens - all of which will be publicly accessible once the new hospital opens in fall 2019. The healing gardens are located on the third floor, just outside of the future Garden Music Lounge, where classical piano and harp music will be played for employees, patients and visitors to enjoy.

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 - 2019

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. The new hospital is expected to open for patient care in fall of 2019.

This week's activities:

What to expect this weekend (12/15 - 12/16) 

Interior finish construction is expected to continue this Saturday and Sunday, including ceiling tile installation, painting, electrical and plumbing. Installation of the bus stop shelter continues.

Weekday Work (12/17 - 12/21)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am to 3 pm for regular construction.      

The interior of the hospital is progressing with ceiling installation, flooring, painting and lighting fixtures. User training for mechanical systems has started. I maging and medical equipment installation continues.  Fire alarm testing is occurring from 2 pm - 11:30 pm . Air balancing continues. The building management system migration is in progress. 
Site work progresses with installation of pavers and landscaping. Foundation work for the Bucky Ball art sculpture begins.  The construction of the bus stop shelter in front of the garage entrance on Welch Road nears completion. The pedestrian path has been diverted while this work occurs. 
What to expect next weekend (12/22 - 12/23) 
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am to 3 pm

Interior finish construction is expected to continue next weekend.

School of Medicine BioMedical Innovations Building
January 2017 - Late 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 (12/15 - 12/16) 
Hours of Construction Activity: 9 am to 5 pm for regular construction

Interior and exterior work continues on Saturdays, and the site is closed on Sundays. No construction impacts are expected this weekend.

Weekday Work (12/17 - 12/21)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am to 5 pm for regular construction

Interior work progresses including electrical, shafts, ducts, plumbing, walls, frames, doors, fire sprinklers and elevators. Security and audio visual rough-ins started. Stair welding is ongoing. Roofing work and the trellis are nearing completion. Exterior glazing continues.

What to expect next weekend (12/22 - 12/23) 
Hours of Construction Activity: 9 am to 5 pm for regular construction

No construction impacts are expected 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!



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