Tenant improvements to this c. 1969, four-story plus basement office building are designed to provide flexible, modern offices to support the relocation of administrative functions to Welch Road as Stanford Health Care prioritizes facilities for patient uses at the campus core. In addition electrical and plumbing upgrades, and a new mechanical system for the entire building, the conversion of clinical and office spaces on the first, second and fourth floors for the School of Medicine maximizes access to daylight and views to the outdoors.
The reconfiguration of floors establishes a hierarchy of public to private spaces while facilitating shared resources by centralizing communal functions — including meeting and conference rooms, break rooms, a wellness room, and phone/privacy rooms — near the main entry, between suites on both sides of the building. The design is also strengthened by a uniform language of material and detailing that introduces the warmth of wood to the reinforced concrete structure and connects the interior with the building's exterior pattern of glass and opaque paneling. Construction was carefully managed while the third floor tenant and ground floor/basement levels remained in active use.
As part of this relocation project, TEF explored the development of a standard design approach for non-clinical spaces distinct from the School of Medicine and Stanford Health Care look and feel.