Project: Stanford HUB

Stanford University embarked on a study with CNA to determine what is needed to support remote working on a large scale. After surveys, data collection, interviews and on-site research we determined that people want to work close to home but not necessarily in their living rooms, at least not all the time.

Remote workers crave the professional atmosphere and support an office provides: proper video conferencing, clean work surfaces, quiet rooms and a community of peers.

The Stanford HUB was created. A flexible space intended to supplement working in the dynamic world we all find ourselves living in.

The Stanford HUB is a model for the future of working with clean and clear circulation, multiple neighborhoods and pockets to find focus or articulated collaborative space.

Designed to be shared by 2000 University employees in a hyper-efficient 10,000 sq ft footprint in phase one. Employees can book a variety of workstation types that best accommodate their needs and schedule at that particular moment, providing the flexibility required to manage all of our modern commitments.

Through our research, specific design elements needed to be incorporated into work settings. Custom furniture pieces were designed and executed to create these moments.

The Stanford HUB is a pilot project that can be repeated or expanded depending on the present need.

An ideal model for the uncertainty of workplace strategy of our current moment.

Able to accommodate 100 people at any given time with a variety of options to accommodate the needs of the occupants.

Project Stanford Hub Location Newark, California Size 10,300 sq ft Program Mobile Workplace Client Stanford University Architect Chester Nielsen Architects, Inc. General Contractor BCCI Construction, Inc. Project Delivery 2022