Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford
Architect: Perkins+Will and HGA Architects and Planners
Owner: Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford
Location: Palo Alto, California
Category B: Built: More than $25 million in construction cost
This major campus transformation resulted in a technologically advanced, sustainable, and family-focused children’s hospital dedicated to supporting a child’s journey to health. The LEED Platinum building integrates innovative building systems to dramatically reduce energy and water consumption. By seamlessly linking gardens and terraces with nature and biophilic design elements in materials, art, and wayfinding, the design responds holistically to mind, body, and spirit. It is an “un-self-conscious” setting where staff, children, and families are comforted by its familiarity and inspired by opportunities for discovery—a place where learning nurtures healing.
"This children’s hospital focuses on the user's experience, with a comforting organic richness of spaces, a deep integration with nature with biophilic forms, and clear environmental partnership." ~ Jury statement