Stanford Linear Accelerator Research Building 52

Project Details

Design and construction of a 64,000 SF, LEED Gold office building that houses Stanford’s control room for the multiple accelerators on its campus. The structural design for the new building was based on a sustainable, integrated systems approach. Construction included a unique rain screen system that utilizes a Norwegian weatherproof material. The outside wall was built first then the building envelope was weatherproofed; next, an outer layer of siding (rain screen) was constructed to keep weather away from the inner wall. The air space in the wall cavity – between the building envelope and the rain screen – allows moisture to escape and also creates a passive insulation layer. We set an energy efficiency goal that was 40% above ASHRAE standards and utilized chilled beam technology. We sourced up to 20% recycled and regional materials for the project and diverted 75% of waste from landfills.

Department of Energy
Menlo Park, CA
Square Feet
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