Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners

London, GB


Chesa Futura

The Clark Center continues the practice's investigations into the physical nature of the research environment, which began at Stanford with the Centre for Clinical Science Research (CCSR). The CCSR reflected changes then taking root in research methodology and was designed to facilitate an inter-disciplinary approach and promote interaction between scientists. The Clark Centre takes this formula a stage further, driven by the pioneering Bio-X programme, which has remodelled the landscape of science and technological research at Stanford. It is a building in which social encounters and impromptu conversations are regarded as integral to scientific endeavour.

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Status: Built
Location: Stanford, CA, US
Firm Role: Architect
Additional Credits: Client: Stanford University
Structural Engineer: Middlebrook & Louie
Quantity Surveyor: Davis Langdon & Everest
M+E Engineer: Therma Engineers, Alfa Tech
Landscape Architect: Peter Walker & Partners
Lighting Engineer: Claude Engle
Additional Consultants: Peter Walker & Partners, Claude Engle,