Lorry I. Lokey Laboratory, Stanford University
Stanford, CA
Images courtesy of: Dowler-Gruman Architects

The Lorry I. Lokey Laboratory is the first research facility built for the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford in more than a decade. The building provides lab space for nine principal researchers, four from chemistry and five from the biological sciences, and 180 student researchers and postdoctoral fellows. Working closely with the architect, Degenkolb designed a new three-story steel eccentric braced frame research laboratory building. The design incorporates sensitive floor vibration criteria related to the laboratories, laboratory support, chemical storage, and office space that will be housed in the building. This state-of-the-art building for advanced organic synthesis chemistry and molecular and cell biology is approximately 85,000 square feet. The nature of the body of work performed at the Lokey lab challenged the project team to create a building that met stringent earthquake safety and vibration standards but allowed for significant human activity throughout the building. The team was also challenged to provide a building that aesthetically complemented the more than 600 existing main buildings that comprise the 8,000-acre Stanford campus.

Client Dowler-Gruman Architects Square Footage 90,000 Construction Cost $44,000,000 Completion Date March 2007 Project Manager Ray Pugliesi Project Office San Francisco