Founded in 1991, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford (LPCH), a children’s hospital that is part of the Stanford University system, is located adjacent to the campus in Palo Alto. Staffed by more than 650 physicians and 4,750 staff and volunteers, LPCH specializes in the care of babies, children, adolescents and expectant mothers.
To meet the needs of the growing area, the hospital broke ground on an expansion in September 2012. Scheduled to open in 2017, the new facility will optimize the hospital’s services and infrastructure, adding more beds, private rooms, state-of-the-art operating suites, family-friendly amenities and the flexible floor space the hospital needs to adapt to new technologies and streamline services. The expansion, which will include a new main building, adds 521,000 square feet to the approximately 300,000-square-foot existing hospital. The expanded space will create 149 new rooms and make LPCH the most technologically-advanced children’s hospital in the United States. The new addition is costing $1.2 billion. It’s a model of what experts say is a trend in children’s hospital construction: private rooms, lots of natural light, energy efficiency and specialized equipment needed to save very sick kids.
Placing more than 80,000 cubic yards of concrete across the entire project, the J.J. Albanese team can be found in multiple areas of this expansion including 24,000 cubic yards of mat slab foundations; 750,000 square feet of slab-on-metal deck and elevated slabs; and pouring more than 16,000 cubic yards of walls.
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford