Project Description

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital

The hospital administration assumed that to increase their capacity, they needed a new building. After extensive data collection and analysis, MKThink determined that LPCH was underutilized by 14%.

Internationally acclaimed Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, a part of Stanford University Medical Center, faced the difficult problem of space management during an extended interim period prior to completion of their new facilities. Efficient operations demanded a strategic solution that would resolve the problem of overcrowding at minimum cost, while also keeping patient and staff wellbeing at the forefront. 

Using a unique, extensive data collection and analysis process, MKThink categorized and prioritized the thousands of spaces. Focusing on user needs and desires, the optimization strategy and design solution increased space for direct patient care by 19%, space for families by 44% and work space for staff by 32% —all without adding square footage.

Project name

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital


Facilities Assessment, Physical Asset Management
Program Development, Scenario Modeling


Stanford, CA


2007 – 2008




249,449 SF   |   $30 Million Saved


Stanford University Medical Center