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Stanford University The Knoll

Preserving Historical Buildings at Stanford: Engineering a seismic upgrade for The Knoll

The Knoll at Stanford University is a three-story, 18,000-sf mansions that was originally constructed in 1918 as the University President’s home. The building now houses the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics. DCI Engineers provided seismic and structural design for the facility’s upgrade.

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Location:
Palo Alto, California
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Square Feet:
18,000
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Stories:
3
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Service:
Structural
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Industries:
Higher Education, Seismic/Adaptive Renovation
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Primary Material:
Concrete

Project Highlights

  • Services included a thorough seismic evaluation, as well as the development of a minimum retrofit scope.
  • The goal of the evaluation was to identify life-safety deficiencies based on Stanford’s Seismic Guidelines, and determine the urgency of a subsequent upgrade.
  • DCI completed full construction documents for the seismic retrofit of the building and construction was phased so that the building could be partially occupied during construction.

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