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The 824,000-square-foot Hospital was designed by internationally-recognized firm Rafael Vinoly, in association with Perkins Eastman, and is being constructed by Clark/McCarthy. The new facility is scheduled to open this fall.
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 (3/16 - 3/17) 

The City of Palo Alto is shutting down electrical power on Saturday, 3/16, from 8 am to 6 pm affecting the following areas:
  • 1190 Welch Road Trailers
  • PS4 Pasteur Parking Garage
  • 1100 and 1180 Welch Road Apartments
Interior construction will continue this Saturday and Sunday, including flooring, air balancing, as well as mechanical, electrical and plumbing connections. 

Weekday Work (3/18 - 3/22)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am to 3 pm for regular construction.  

The interior of the hospital is progressing with wood ceiling installation, flooring, painting and lighting fixtures. Installation of sleeper sofas in patients rooms is complete. Installation of the information desk in the atrium is ongoing. Cafeteria work progresses with counter top installation.

Medical equipment installation continues.  Fire alarm testing is occurring from 2 pm - 11:30 pm . Air balancing is ongoing. Nurse call system testing is underway. Activation of cellular coverage is in progress. Deployment activities continue with end user devices, telephony and audio visual. 
On the exterior, paver installation, concrete pours and landscaping progress. Fountain installation is complete. At the plaza, the kiosk structural steel is ongoing. Back-filling the bucky ball foundation starts. Dog park pouring begins.

What to expect next weekend (3/23 - 3/24) 
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 (3/16 - 3/17) 
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 (3/18 - 3/22)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am to 5 pm for regular construction

Interior work progresses including mechanical, electrical, plumbing, walls, frames, doors, tiling, painting, fire sprinklers and elevators. Ceiling tile installation continues. Security and audio visual work is ongoing. On the exterior, glazing continues.

What to expect next weekend (3/23 - 3/24) 
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).