Design and Construction, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University
Michele Charles has over 12 years of industry experience and has spent the past six years on the project management team for the new Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. This project has received the highest honor in sustainability, a LEED Platinum Certification. As a part of this project, Michele oversaw the regulatory aspects including Sustainability, LEED Documentation, City of Palo Alto Entitlements, EIR, Development Agreement, permits, as well as other code compliance requirements.
Michele became interested in engineering, construction and sustainability while in high school when her community, in Michigan, built a state of the art high school facility in land that was previously used exclusively for agriculture. Soon thereafter, Michele studied Civil Engineering at Michigan State University where she completed summer internships with the Contractor that had built the aforementioned high school.
After her University studies, Michele went on to become a Peace Corps Volunteer in Bolivia. Upon returning to the U.S., she obtained a Master of Engineering in Construction Management from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Michele lives in the Bay Area with her husband and children. She enjoys volunteering as an Art Docent for her son’s classroom through the Art in Action program.
As Robin Guenther, AIA, this session moderator, has asked: what if the delivery of health care created nothing but health? What would our facilities look like? These two case studies explore the design, construction, and approach to healthy, green buildings: hospital-based care by Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, Palo Alto, CA, and community-based ambulatory […]