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BioMedical Innovations Building 1 and Connective Elements


Project Description

The BioMedical Innovations Building (BMI) will help the School of Medicine to translate medical research discoveries into treatments and cures. The school’s long range plan calls for the demolition of the four aging E.D. Stone Complex Buildings – Grant, Alway, Lane and Edwards (GALE) with BMI being the replacement for Grant, the first building to be demolished. The new building will be approximately 215,500 sf with four above-grade floors of research labs and lightfilled 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.

The building’s exterior design will reflect the regional architectural vision for the School of Medicine campus while the interiors will reflect best practices for laboratory design safety and space allocation. The building will use a generic and flexible template to maximize efficient use of space and ease of renovation. The four above-grade floors will provide space for a mix of disciplines, basic and clinical research, wet and dry labs, and leading-edge translational studies. A contemporary, sustainable design is envisioned with places for scientists to gather and actively collaborate in a variety of common spaces that will be shared throughout the building.


Project Data

Department/School:  School of Medicine
Architect:  ZGF
Contractor:  Whiting-Turner
Gross Square Feet:  215,500
Construction Schedule:  Winter 2017 – Spring 2020
Construction Hours:  6am - 4pm



Safety Reminders

  • No unauthorized persons may enter the construction site without the authorization of Whiting-Turner Construction.
  • Any Stanford visitor to the site needs to be accompanied by staff from the Department of Project Management.
  • Hard hats, closed toe shoes, long pants and shirts with sleeves are required on the jobsite at all times.


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