Chapter Meeting - Sustainable Integration: Packard Children's Hospital
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When: Thursday, July 25, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Shriram Center for Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering
443 Via Ortega
Lecture Hall, Room 104 & Sunken Courtyard for Reception
Stanford University
United States
Contact: Chris Burnham

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Sustainable Integration: How Packard Children's Hospital Delivered State-of-the-Art MEP in an Architecturally-Integrated Package


The LEED Platinum Packard Children’s Hospital combined many project archetypes under one roof (IPD environment, multi-phase project, sustainable and patient-centered design). But how does a team balance such requirements in an integrated fashion? Join Perkins+Will, Mazzetti and HGA project team members as they walk attendees through the completed hospital with a focus on architecturally-integrated MEP systems and the design and planning implications from both an architecture and engineering standpoint.

Reception + Program

6:00 – 7:00 PM Reception

Socialize with members of the Association of Medical Facilities Professionals (AMFP), colleagues and allied professionals with food, wine and beer.

7:00 – 8:00 PM Program

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital presentation with the architects and engineers of this LEED Platinum project.


Learning Objectives

  • Identify specific ways Packard Children’s Hospital balances advanced MEP systems with aesthetic considerations
  • Specify methodologies that deliver an enhanced patient experience throughout the hospital
  • Understand key design choices that earned the hospital LEED Platinum status
  • Learn challenges and solutions that the design team had to balance in order to deliver a functional facility dedicated to healing


AIA Members are free! Other AIA chapter members, please call the office to have membership verified. Non-members $40

Google Map of the Via Ortega Garage, 285 Panama Street, Stanford





Tour of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford - Waiting List Only

4:30 – 5:30 PM

The hospital tour will be presented by the project team. Sign up to be on waiting list and learn more.

 About the Presenters

Brian Hans, PE, LEED AP

Associate Principal | Senior Mechanical Engineer

Brian has 30 years of experience as a multidisciplinary mechanical design engineer for healthcare facilities. His expertise encompasses HVAC systems, plumbing and piping systems, pollution control exhaust systems, industrial exhaust systems, HEPA filtration systems, thermal storage, and co-generation facilities. For ten years, Brian was the Mechanical Engineer of Record responsible for the design of the LEED Platinum Packard Children’s Hospital mechanical and plumbing systems, a flagship project for Stanford Health. He contributed to designing displacement ventilation systems in the hospital; the largest scale implementation of displacement ventilation in a California hospital for patient care areas, yielding predicted increased patient satisfaction.

Megan Koehler, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Senior Project Architect, Perkins+Will

As Senior Project Architect at Perkins+Will for Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, Megan spent four years leading the design architect’s team through construction of one of the most environmentally responsible, technologically innovative and family-focused children’s healthcare centers in North America. This project provided ample opportunities to balance her passion for the technical challenges of healthcare projects and building on the goals and talents of various team members.

Sujendra (Suj) Mishra, AIA

Senior Project Manager, HGA

As a Senior Project Manager at HGA, Suj dedicated the seven years to the Packard Children’s Hospital project where he also served as the project's Architect of Record. With over 15 years of experience as an healthcare architect, Suj has managed projects, including long term and complex OSHPD projects. Suj balances the needs of the project team and ultimately meeting the projects' goals. His people-centric management approach is aimed to create positive work relations and has been effective in creating environments for the project team's success.

  John Pappas, PE, LEED  AP

John is a Mazzetti Principal with 40 years of experience in mechanical designs for medical, laboratory, commercial, and computer facilities, encompassing a broad range of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and plumbing designs. His experience includes the master planning of numerous medical centers as well as the design of several billion-dollar healthcare projects around the country.

He is known for introducing new technology solutions to reduce energy in multiple industries – he was one of the first to implement, on a large scale, the use of air-side economizers for data center free cooling (published in ASHRAE’s High Performing Buildings publication).

With a background in construction coupled with a degree in environmental engineering, John brings practical and sustainable insight to his designs, yielding efficient, cost-effective, and functional projects. Discover more about John here.

John is based in San Francisco, CA.


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