Renewal and New Building Projects

Stanford Medical Center Renewal Project

Stanford Medicine is developing exciting plans to rebuild and modernize facilities that are the foundation of our community’s healthcare services. State-mandated seismic safety laws, a critical shortage of beds, inadequate Emergency Department capacity, increasing patient needs and changing technologies require Stanford and the community to work together to meet the healthcare needs of Palo Alto and the region. The Stanford Medical Center Renewal Project is now in the process of seeking required approvals from the City of Palo Alto.  For more information, visit

The architect’s rendering of the planned Stanford Institutes of Medicine 1 building, known as SIM1. Courtesy of Zimmer, Gunsul Frasca Architects
Learning and Knowledge Center
The computer graphic shows the plaza leading to the new four-story Learning and Knowledge Center. Courtesy of NBBJ.

New Building Projects

Stanford Institutes of Medicine Research Building 1 (SIM1), the first of three Stanford Institutes of Medicine research buildings, will provide 200,000 gross square feet for the Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, the Stanford Cancer Center, and the Neuroscience Institute at Stanford.

The Learning and Knowledge Center will provide leading-edge facilities for the training of medical and biomedical students and house a variety of services — from a digital library to a full-service conference center — to foster communication and collaboration.






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