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Design and Construction Notes: New Stanford Hospital
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When: February 13
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Where: Sir Francis Drake Hotel
450 Powell Street
San Francisco, California  94102
United States

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For the past eleven years, Perkins Eastman has worked with Stanford Health Care and architect Rafael Viñoly on the programming, medical planning, design, and construction for the New Stanford Hospital. As the 820,000 sf hospital nears completion, and final entitlement approvals are obtained, the goal to provide innovative patient care by implementing a hospitality-focused environment and by converging Stanford’s academic, research, and clinical programs, is finally coming to fruition.


Join Perkin Eastman’s Roland Lau and JoAnn Brooks as they discuss their experience during design and construction, and the collaboration between the owner/architects/engineers/contractors, sub-contractors and vendors, as well as entitlement regulators. They will be joined by NYA’s Sudharshan Navalpakkam, who will reflect on the primary structural systems used in the design. Johnny Chung from Mazzetti will speak to his experience as the key Project Manager for implementation of the mechanical, electrical and plumbing design in the construction phase. Michael Chambers, FAIA and FCSI from HGA Architects & Engineers, will be the moderator for the presentation and will field questions from the audience.




Roland Lau, Associate Principal at Perkins Eastman

Roland Lau is an Associate Principal and Project Architect with over 30 years of experience designing a cross section of building types, but more recently for healthcare facilities in California. He was the Senior Technical Manager for the new Stanford Hospital project and helped develop the systems used to prepare and assemble the contract documents for the complex project scope of work to meet the high end design intent. He also managed the specifications coordination, value engineering, constructability, quality assurance and quality control process for the project for the design team.


JoAnn Brooks, Senior Associate at Perkins Eastman

JoAnn is a Project Architect and was part of the Construction Administration team on the new Stanford Hospital. She headed up the plumbing, medical gas, fuel oil, sprinklers, food service, and sustainability portions of the project. With 20+ years of experience as an architect, she has spent roughly half of those years working on the construction side of projects. 


Sudharshan Navalpakkam, Structural Engineer at Nabih Yousef & Associates

Sudharshan Navalpakkam, S.E, is a project manager and has over 20 years of experience in new building design, design of modifications / additions to existing buildings, and evaluation and retrofit of existing buildings. Sudharshan was the lead project structural engineer that led the effort of the base isolation design for the new Stanford Hospital and the primary and secondary structural design for the remainder of the building.


Johnny Chung, Project Manager of MEP at Mazzetti

Johnny has over 20 years of experience in project management in the construction industry. During his time working on the new Stanford Hospital, he has been serving as the MEP Construction Administration lead during the preconstruction and construction project phases.


Michael Chambers, Senior Project Specifier at HGA Architects & Engineers

 As a specifier, Michael offers a diverse perspective on critical design and construction issues both as a technical architect and as an educator. He is immediate past Chancellor of the CSI College of Fellows, a Fellow of AIA and CSI, as well as a principal of MCA Specifications.