Part of a massive expansion to increase capacity, improve patient care.
The Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford has the distinction of being named the top pediatric hospital in the nation. The healthcare facility undertook an aggressive expansion to improve patient care, which resulted in the construction of a new 521,000-square-foot building.
The mandate was to design an integrated, modern facility that was focused on efficient delivery of hospital services while also promoting healing. Because more and more evidence suggests that connecting with nature can aid in the healing process, designers incorporated dedicated green spaces into the plan where children could play and their parents could enjoy the outdoors. This resulted in the construction of 3 ½ acres of gardens and green space, including the rooftop Discovery Garden.
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford’s expanded pediatric facility achieved LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). At the time of the certification, the facility was only the second children’s hospital and the fifth new-build hospital in the world to achieve such a designation.
Architects chose American Hydrotech’s Monolithic Membrane 6125 to waterproof 180,000 square feet of the Discovery Garden. The original rubberized asphalt membrane, Monolithic Membrane 6125 has been entrusted for more than 50 years with keeping high-profile structures across the country and around the globe watertight.
In addition, American Hydrotech’s Garden Roof Assembly installed on 50,000 square feet of the Discovery Garden enabled planners to create vegetated areas on the rooftop, substantially reducing storm water run-off and restoring a balance with nature. The Garden Roof Assembly combines the proven performance of Monolithic Membrane 6125 roofing and waterproofing with innovative green technology.