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Stanford University ChEM-H & SNI Building
Palo Alto, California
Client: Stanford University
Architect: Ennead
Fabricator: Outdoor Dimensions
Photography: ©Matthew Anderson
Stanford University’s Chemistry, Engineering & Medicine for Human Health and the Stanford Neuroscience Institute (ChEM-H & SNI) Building provides a ground-breaking facility for interdisciplinary collaboration and innovative research. The 231,883 gsf building includes wet, dry and computational labs, offices and shared common spaces designed for collaboration, teaching and learning. The building is complex and large. The users will be new to the building for a few weeks, then most will spend a the majority of their time “in the lab" until their degree is complete. The wayfinding program was developed with this in mind. Relatively large graphics were applied to walls at key locations to nudge users along without a lot of complex messaging. It is just enough to support the new student or staff to learn the building.


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