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Orchard Garden Planted at New Stanford Hospital

The orchard garden is one of several outdoor areas at the new Stanford Hospital that offers a tranquil place for patients, visitors and our employees to relax and connect to nature.

Located in front of the future emergency department at the new Stanford Hospital, the recently planted orchard garden contains eighty-five fruit, nut and flower-bearing trees, including gingko, loquat, apricot, olive, buckeye and live oak trees, along with various shrubs, bushes and grasses. The design of this garden also incorporates medicinal trees used in eastern, western and native cultures.

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 (5/25 - 5/26) 

Interior construction will continue this Saturday and Sunday, including flooring, ceiling, air balancing, as well as mechanical, electrical and plumbing connections. Framing and drywall at the bridge  continue.

Weekday Work (5/27  - 5/31)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am to 3 pm for regular construction.  

The site will be open for work on Memorial Day holiday.

The interior of the hospital is progressing with wood ceiling installation, flooring, painting and lighting fixtures. Furniture installation continues. The liquid light art installation in the atrium is ongoing. 

Medical equipment installation and deployment continues.  Nurse call system testing is underway. Activation of cellular coverage is in progress. Deployment activities continue with end user devices, telephony and audio visual. Medical gas verification is complete throughout the building, with the exception of the operating rooms. Testing of medical gas alarm continues. Domestic hot water system and fan coil units commissioning is ongoing.
At parking structure 4, curbs and gutters continue, while irrigation piping is complete. The dog park concrete pour is complete. Landscaping under the bridge continues. Bucky ball installation begins.

What to expect next weekend (6/1 - 6/2) 
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 (5/25 - 5/26) 

The site is closed on Saturday and Sunday for Memorial Day holiday.

Weekday Work (5/27 - 5/31)
Hours of Construction Activity: 7 am to 5 pm for regular construction

The site is closed on Monday, 5/27, for Memorial Day holiday.

Interior work progresses including mechanical, electrical, plumbing, doors, painting, flooring, ceiling tiles, millwork, fire alarm, lab casework, sprinklers and elevators. Security, audio visual and data cabling continue. 

On the exterior, clips and supports for the terra cotta is ongoing. Building of the bioretention areas continues.

One lane of South Pasteur is now within the construction site fence to accommodate site work.  

What to expect next weekend (6/1 - 6/2) 
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!



You can find the most up to date information on the Renewal Project website at


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).