ZGF programmed and designed a new 204,640 SF research laboratory for the Stanford University School of Medicine. The new facility is the most energy-efficient laboratory building on the campus, primarily due to its mechanical system design. The facility houses the Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine Institute, integrating researchers from multiple specialties and disciplines, including cancer, neuroscience, cardiovascular medicine, transplantation, immunology, bioengineering, and developmental biology. The Institute is focused on making discoveries in stem cell research and translating them into preclinical applications, innovative therapies, and treatments. The project is designed to be LEED Silver equivalent and includes research and office space for 33 principal investigators, as well as an underground connection to nearby research facilities. The site, formerly a surface parking lot, occupies a strategic location between the medical and engineering precincts. The building design features open laboratories and communal gathering spaces that encourage interaction and teamwork, and are a key component in an effort to encourage alliances among scientists and physicians. Flexibility and modular concepts are applied to the laboratory infrastructure, which can be easily reconfigured to accommodate new faculty needs or research programs, and furnishings.