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Stanford University Center for Academic Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine’s new Center for Academic Medicine is a U-shaped four-story building, encompassing 170,000 sq. ft., above a three-level subterranean parking structure. Sitting adjacent to Stanford University’s historic arboretum, the site allowed for unique architectural opportunities that challenged the entire team to design a building that was as world-class as the surrounding environment. The building was specifically chosen to be U-shape to maximize daylight, views, and access to the arboretum itself. To support this vision, structural features include carefully coordinated buckling restrained braced frames, cantilevered roof trusses and balconies, two pedestrian bridges and a heavily landscaped at-grade level. The structural design not only supports the architectural vision but also meets Stanford University’s Seismic Safety performance objectives.
Presented by: Beth Grote, P.E., S.E., LEED AP, HOK
David Rubenstein Forum, University of Chicago
The 97,000-sf, award-winning David Rubenstein Forum at the University of Chicago is a new center for intellectual exchange, scholarly collaboration and special events, consisting of a 2-story podium and a 10-story tower of stacked “neighborhoods” with a zinc-and-glass exterior. At 166 ft tall, the Forum rises over 100 ft above the surrounding tree line, striking a dynamic form that symbolically ties together the university campus and the architectural legacy of the area. Conceived as a scholarly retreat, the design promotes openness and diverse interactions, from the mixed program at the base to the serene City View Room on the 10th Floor. The stacked neighborhoods of the tower are staggered to varying degrees, posing a complex structural challenge, with cantilevers up to 40 ft. In response, the design team devised a structural system composed of a series of simple individual structural elements that are stacked in a harmonious, efficient form, with the use of post-tensioned concrete a key element in achieving the long spans, cantilevers and column-free spaces that the architectural team envisioned.
Presented by: Michael Hopper, P.E., LERA Consulting Structural Engineer
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