Client Spotlight

Stanford Biomedical Innovations Building

Resilient Design


The Sanford Biomedical Innovations Building is a 5-story laboratory building utilizing buckling-restrained braced frames with a moment-connected back-up frame (which controls residual drifts), and this project is currently under construction.


The engineers at Rutherford + Chekene were hired to design this facility and used SP3-Design (now SP3-Advanced) to evaluate the building’s resilience when designed to meet Stanford’s Class II performance objective, with the goal of reducing downtime for research activities in the building.


Their design and detailed analysis included specific focuses cladding and quality control.