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Stanford University - School of Education

Structural, seismic and life safety upgrades to historic central Campus building

LocationStanford, CA

Client/Owner Stanford University


  • Perkins&Will


  • DCI Engineers

Size 96,000 sf

Stanford University hired BCCI Construction as general contractor to make significant structural, seismic and life safety improvements to this historic building located on the central Campus. Built in 1937 from unreinforced masonry, structural steel and concrete, this four-story structure houses the Cubberley Auditorium, the Education Library, undergraduate and graduate lecture halls, small classrooms, and administrative offices. The library on the 2nd floor was simultaneously renovated by BCCI with infrastructure upgrades, mechanical and electrical upgrades, new finishes, and replacement of the existing stack system. BCCI’s construction team engaged in a detailed logistical planning process to minimize disruption to students and faculty while the project was underway which allowed the building to remain open and operational during construction. This challenging retrofit and renovation project preserves the historic quality of the building and allows for continued use by the School of Education.

“BCCI is a rare contractor who is sensitive to structural, interior renovation and historic issues. The interior finish work in the new library is exceptional, and perhaps the greatest compliment is that the stone exterior looks exactly as it did before the extensive seismic work was done! BCCI was a great partner in every phase of the project—from developing the budget to constructability reviews through construction. We hope this is the first of many projects with BCCI.”

John Long, AIA, LEED AP
Principal, Higher Education

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