The new home of Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, SIEPR, is a 35,000 square foot conference and office facility at Stanford University near the Hoover Tower. The building’s two juxtaposed wings look into a planted courtyard for outdoor events. The detailing and materials of the exterior refer to the Romanesque architecture of the campuses original Inner Quad. QuarryHouse’s challenge was to blend custom cast stone elements with natural stone cladding to create a uniform look that blended with the campus historical buildings. The entrance is carved from Minnesota Limestone which is also used in the elegant two story arches and pillars in the colonnade. The Romanesque details on the upper stories are done in cast concrete with integral colors to match the stone elements.
- Project Manager: Robert Paganini
- Superintendent: Scott Farnum
- Foreman: Juan Santoyo
|Ike Kligerman Barkley Architects P.C.||http://www.ikba.com/projects/stanford-institute-for-economic-policy-research#|
|Stanford University: Client||http://lbre.stanford.edu/dpm/fry_gunn_building|
|Vance Brown Builders||http://www.vancebrown.com/|
|SWA Landscape Architects||http://swacdn.s3.amazonaws.com/1/684af00b_stanfordsiepr.pdf|
The view through the courtyard in the evening highlights the tall arched colonnade.
A close up of the main entry arch details carved in Minnesota Limestone from the Vetter Stone Quarries.
Looking across the courtyard at the fountain runnel clad in Peruvian Travertine with brushed finishes.
Looking across the courtyard gives a view of the upper cast stone details that blend seamlessly with the limestone.