Stanford, CA

Stanford School of Medicine | Li Ka-Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge


Structural Engineering


120,000 sf

Key Info

-Features a mock hospital environment with fully equipped operating and emergency rooms-Flexible classrooms-350-seat auditorium


A striking gateway to Stanford’s School of Medicine, the 120,000 sf building integrates learning with student living and a full-service conference center. Teaching facilities center on simulated learning at the Hon Mai and Joseph Goodman Center for Simulation and Immersive Learning, which contains mock-operating rooms, flexible lecture halls, and small-group discussion areas to a 350-person conference center. A 21st century biomedical library housed at the center offers 90 percent of its content in digital format. The project used BIM for design and coordination. Rutherford + Chekene provided structural engineering services.

Higher Education

Leavening peerless structural engineering skill with humor, philosophy, people skills and, above all, a consummate understanding of San Francisco's permitting process, [Alan] saw this project through.