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Stanford Huang Engineering Center + Spilker Engineering and Applied Sciences Building

Stanford Huang Engineering Center + Spilker Engineering and Applied Sciences Building

Stanford, CA

I just read that you designed the Huang Engineering Center at Stanford. I am a huge fan, and it's my primary go-to point for studying/working/meeting/eating. Especially without a bike. It helps me to stay in the engineering quad most of the day without losing 1-2 hours in walking from place to place. My favorite spot is the lower level outside of the Institute for Computational + Mechanical Engineering with all the sunlight around the desks.

Hari Lyer, SEQ Student

The heart of the School of Engineering, the interdisciplinary Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center distinguishes itself within the quad via a hexagonal pavilion that serves as the Welcome Center for faculty, students, and visitors. Housing the Institute for Computational + Mathematical Engineering, Product Realization Lab, Engineering Library, Dean’s Office, and large-scale event space, the Huang Center is both the symbolic and programmatic focus for the quad, designed to draw students from across the larger campus.

The building uses 50% less energy than California Title-24 standards, featuring natural ventilation, night flush and reduced energy density.

Completed in the same phase, the Spilker Engineering & Applied Sciences Building provides a cutting-edge facility for more than 70 nanotechnology researchers from all over campus. Connected at the basement level to the other buildings in the Quad, Spilker is seismically isolated due to its highly sensitive research labs. The upper floors are linked by a five-story sky-lit atrium ringed by conference rooms, lounges, labs, student spaces, and a fully glazed Class 100 cleanroom. Spilker also houses the interdisciplinary Ginzton Laboratory, which pursues the research of fields bridging engineering and science, and the Applied Physics Department.

Also using 50% less energy than California Title-24 standards, Spilker is defined by external shading devices, light shelves, and reduced energy and lighting density.

Size

125,000 SF (Huang); 93,000 SF (Spilker)

Collaborators

ARUP
Hargreaves Associates
CAS Architects Lab Consulting
BKF Civil
Middlebrook + Louie
RGD Acoustics
The Felt Hat
RMA Furniture
Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction
Walters & Wolf
ACCO Mechanical
Cupertino Electric