Yang and Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building, Stanford

Higher Education, Labs and Biotech, Sustainable

The 166,550 square foot Yang and Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building (Y2E2) was the first of four new buildings to be constructed around Stanford’s new Science and Engineering Quad.   The building includes nine laboratories that occupy 54,000 square feet, and is designed around non-departmental centric focal areas that combine expertise in engineering, the sciences, the humanities and policy.  Each atrium is surrounded by shared and collaborative program elements (labs, classrooms, offices, and break-out spaces) to create hot-spots of multidisciplinary interaction.  The resulting building facilitates a new organizational paradigm on campus that supports innovative methodologies and allows individuals to work collaboratively and more effectively across disciplines. LEED Platinum.

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