University leaders and Redwood City elected officials will celebrate Stanford's future in Redwood City with a ceremonial groundbreaking in May. While demolition started in December, the university received the green light to begin construction just this month.
The groundbreaking ceremony, Setting the Foundation for our Future,is scheduled for Wednesday, May 17 at the future Stanford Redwood City campus site. The private gathering will include guest speakers President Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Board of Trustees Chair Steve Denning, University Architect David Lenox, Vice President for Human Resources Elizabeth Zacharias and Redwood City Mayor John Seybert.
The main program of the ceremonial groundbreaking will be webcast live for our community from 2:30 -3:00 p.m. Employees may watch the live webcast from their workstations or gather in groups to watch from school/unit conference rooms.
Several schools and units slated to move to Stanford Redwood City, including Business Affairs, University Human Resources, Medical Center Development and University Libraries, are celebrating the event by hosting informal watch parties.
“The groundbreaking ceremony as well as the Pilot Workplace and associated community tours are the first opportunities to engage our community in Stanford Redwood City,” said Elizabeth Zacharias, Vice President for Human Resources. “We look forward to providing more opportunities to celebrate milestones as we progress with establishing our new campus.”
To view the webcast on May 17, visit the Stanford Redwood City website.
Stanford Redwood City is Stanford’s first major expansion from the original campus in over 125 years. The new 35-acre campus, targeted to open in 2019, will initially include four building complexes and will be the workplace for approximately 2,700 staff employees whose jobs are important to supporting the university's mission.