ZGF brought together expertise in urban planning, workplace and open space design to inform the master plan and design of Stanford University’s first satellite campus. Located in Redwood City, CA, the 34-acre campus includes 13 buildings across 3,200,000 SF as well as parking, extensive plazas, landscaping, and public access open areas.

The Redwood City campus—located eleven miles from the main Stanford campus—provides new space for administrative services and staff. ZGF developed a systemic workplace approach that places employees first and wellness at its core. The buildings are designed to be “smart shells” to ensure longevity and provide flexibility of occupancy and use. The design includes open workspaces and hoteling concepts, along with highly visible collaboration spaces located along the campus greenway circulation spine. Campus resources, similar to those offered on neighboring tech campuses, include community event space, dining space, a daycare center, open green space, a fitness center and pool, service retail and Stanford shuttle service.

A sustainable, state-of-the-art central plant utilizes nighttime thermal storage to increase cooling efficiency and substantially exceeds California’s stringent energy code. The campus is also designed to use municipal reclaimed water resources for all external and internal non-potable needs.