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Stanford University School of Engineering Quad, Phases 1 & 2


Stanford, CA


Stanford University


BOORA Architects



Project size:

392,500 sqft

Date Completed:

2010 (Ph 2) 2007 (Ph 1)

The new Science and Engineering Quad, Phases 1 & 2, is comprised of the 166,500 SF Yang & Yamazaki Environment & Energy Building (Y2E2), the 126,000 SF Huang Engineering Center (HEC), the 102,000 SF Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (Nano Center) and associated utilities, infrastructure and site elements. Each of the buildings is linked to the neighboring building by a common basement and in some cases a second floor terrace.  The buildings house offices, wet and dry laboratories, cleanrooms, a 300 seat auditorium, classrooms,  meeting/conference rooms, a large ‘social entry’, two cafés, an amphitheater and a server room.

Sustainable building practices were implemented that are reducing energy consumption by 57%, potable water consumption by more than 30% and landscape water consumption by 100%.  After a year of extensive monitoring, the E&E Building proved a Net Zero Energy rating as well as received LEED Platinum EBOM.

Phases 1 & 2 of the School of Engineering were constructed to LEED Gold equivalent standards.

Stanford’s Science and Engineering Quad was awarded a Green Building finalist in the 2007 San Jose Business Journal Structures Awards. It was also named the Best Green Building in the 2008 San Francisco Business Times Real Estate Deals of the Year. The Science and Engineering Quad was also recognized with the Award of Merit, Green Building Category, in California Construction’s Best of 2008, as well as named in the 2010 AIA Santa Clara Valley Chapter’s Design Awards.