Science Teaching and Learning Center

Project Description

The Science Teaching and Learning Center will be created by renovating the historic Old Chemistry building. It will house teaching laboratories and support spaces available to both students and faculty. It will combine the science libraries and will integrate the classrooms and lecture halls with new collaborative study spaces with the objective of creating a facility that will bring a sense of community for undergraduate students primarily in the Biology and Chemistry Departments.

The Science Teaching and Learning Center will be a key component of a long range vision to create a Biology/Chemistry District along the formal entrance to the Stanford University Campus by the oval located at the end of Palm Drive. With this vision, the University will relocate the Chemistry Department’s teaching laboratories located within the Mudd Chemistry building, the Chemistry Library located within the Organic Chemistry building, the Biology Department’s teaching labs and branch library housed primarily within Herrin Hall, the Math Library located in Building 380 within the Main Quad, and Classroom and Lecture Hall spaces located within these existing buildings. The overarching goal of the University’s vision is to rehabilitate and re-commission this historic building, to promote overall campus integration and integration within the Stanford science programs and to strengthen the science community while providing the faculty and students with a collaborative working, learning and teaching environment.

Project Data

Department/School Humanities and Sciences                                              
Architect  EYP/ CAW Architects             
Contractor  Plant Construction
Gross Square Feet  68,000
Construction Start  Summer 2014 through Summer 2016
Project Manager  Helen Cipres-Palacin
Project Website

 Current Activity

Current Work
  • Continue paver replacement on Serra Mall, one lane closed at all times.
  • Continue installation of of historic building concrete columns and slabs. 
  • Continue installation of auditorium steel, begin corrugated deck install.
  • Continue heating hot water work on Lomita & Old Chem lateral.
  • Pathway on north side of Herrin Lab will be closed at times.   
  • Continue off haul of soil and demo debris.
Safety Reminders
  • No unauthorized persons may enter the construction site without the permission of Plant Construction
  • Any Stanford visitor to the site needs to be accompanied by staff from the Department of Project Management
  • Hard hats, closed toe shoes, long pants and shirts with sleeves are required on the jobsite at all times      

Standard Work Hours: Monday through Friday 6:00 AM - 3:30 PM 

Neighbor impact include: Noise and dust. Contractor will mitigate impact, but the site will be noisy and dust may be created.

Truck traffic for concrete delivery trucks and material: Entry and exit to construction site will be monitored by contractor. Pedestrian detours in effect.