a building with a roof

Stanford University, Neuroscience and Biology (CheM-H/SNI)

On their fifth collaboration, Ennead Architects and Degenkolb Engineers designed a 235,000 square foot interdisciplinary research space for the Chemistry, Engineering and Medicine for Human Health (ChEM-H) and Neurosciences Institutes (SNI). This new lab creates a collaborative building for interdisciplinary studies. This project was architecturally demanding as well as technically challenging from a seismic and vibration perspective. Special features include a knife-edge mansard roof, nine monumental stairs, two bridges (without seismic joints), exposed elliptical trellis, and a center courtyard with up to 4ft of soil. This was a $256 million project that was completed in early 2020. Timeline: Design started in 2014. Construction started in 2016. Building opened in 2020.



Project Stats
Client Ennead Architects LLP, Stanford University,
Square Footage 235,000
Construction Cost $256 million
Completion Date early 2020
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