The Northern California Children’s Hospital project was renovated in 2018, doubling the size with a new building. The new hospital has state‐of‐the‐art operating suites with the latest technology and treatment equipment. Patient rooms have more space for families along with play spaces for the children. Sustainability is a core theme throughout the building. The new hospital offers a place for patient children and their families to play and heal in a natural outdoor environment. The irrigation consultant provided an irrigation design that was environmentally friendly, sustainable, and efficient. The design included a central control twowire system with drip irrigation to the many extensive green roof gardens and outdoor spaces. The hospital is LEED Platinum.
The building integrates nature seamlessly into its layout, with almost four acres of gardens and green spaces for patients, families, visitors, and staff to enjoy. The landscape also provides natural habitats for local birds and insects. The landscape consists primarily of drought tolerant plants and specially blended low water turf. The gardens consist of:
Location: Palo Alto, California
Reference: Glen Philips 415-955-2957
Services: Irrigation Design
Firm Role: Subconsultant