Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford

Perkins+Will, HGA Architects and Mazzetti MEP Engineers Photo: Steve Babuljak


Supported by the clients charge to deliver a hospital that supported occupant and environmental health, the facility set a benchmark for patient care and environmental performance. One of the first LEED Platinum children's hospitals and the most energy efficient in California, the project demonstrates the value of mutually beneficial goals of healing human and environmental health.

It includes numerous innovations for healthcare facility design including the first displacement ventilation systems in a North American hospital, a landscape irrigation and cistern system that uses no potable/municipal water, and providing one of the most sophisticated energy and water metering systems ever incorporated into a hospital that will allow the facility operators to continue to optimize their performance throughout the building’s operation.     

Breeze Glazer and Arash Guity worked on the project for over a decade through completion while employed at their previous firms. Breeze helped to manage the design team led by Robin Guenther in the sustainable design process while Arash led the MEP team in evaluating and selecting building systems that would optimize energy performance. Their approach was based on prioritizing consideration and evaluation of sustainable design options early in the project workflow to allow for informing the design in a way that would optimize first costs and operational costs.


Location: Palo Alto, CA Client: Stanford Children’s Health Area: 521,000 sf Date: 2018 Completion LEED Certification: Platinum


Energy Use Intensity: 199 kBtu/sf/yr Energy Savings: 38.5% Energy Cost Savings: 42% Water Use Savings: 35% Irrigation Savings: 100%


Energy engineering, sustainable design and LEED management provided by Arash Guity and Breeze Glazer while employees of Perkins+Will and Mazzetti