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FloMo West: Gavilan, Loro, Mirlo, and Paloma

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The community in West Florence Moore Hall (West FloMo) is an exemplary model of residential diversity. Students living in these houses have the chance to interact with a wide range of peers who live together to create a distinct residential experience.

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More About West FloMo

West FloMo is made up of four individual houses: Gavilan, Loro, Mirlo, and Paloma. Each house has its own unique character and culture that vary quite substantially from year to year. Residents who value the opportunity to define and create their own residential experiences will greatly enjoy the wide potential that is possible to students living in West FloMo.

Located just a short walk from the Tresidder Memorial Union, Stanford Bookstore, Lake Lagunita, and the Row, West FloMo is an ideal location for students who are actively involved in both the academic and social life of the Stanford community.

Resident Fellows

Photograph of West FloMo Resident Fellows.

Lydia Tan leads a consulting practice that provides real estate development and finance advisory services to purpose-based organizations.  Prior to establishing her practice, Lydia was Managing Director of Real Estate for the Oakland A’s, where she oversaw development of the team’s new ballpark district at Howard Terminal and redevelopment of the Oakland Coliseum.  Prior to joining the A’s, she held senior level executive positions at a number of regional and national real estate development & investment companies. Her prior work included more than two decades focused on developing affordable housing and investing in underserved communities.  Lydia holds an M.B.A. from Stanford University, and an A.B. Architecture degree from the University of California at Berkeley.

A registered architect, Lydia is keenly interested in creating great places in the urban environment and fostering a sense of community at all scales. As a result, she spends much of her volunteer time on a variety of policy, philanthropic, academic and other efforts that are focused on this topic. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the S.H. Cowell Foundation, San Francisco Housing Acceleration Fund, and SPUR. In addition, she serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council for UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design, as well as Stanford Real Estate Council. Her hobbies include drumming, jewelry making, reading and eating John’s cooking.

John Barton is Director of Stanford’s Architectural Design Program and a licensed architect . He is a former member of the Palo Alto City Council and also served two terms on the Palo Alto Unified School District Board of Education. His practice has spanned nearly thirty-five years and has received numerous design awards including an AIACC Honor Award in Urban Design for collaborative work on high-speed rail options in Palo Alto. He was elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in 2013. John has an extensive record of regional community involvement. He was appointed by the State Legislature to help draft California’s Master Plan for Education K-16. He is a founding member of the Community Working Group that built the Opportunity Center in Palo Alto.

John received his B.A. and Master’s Degrees in Architecture from UC Berkeley and a Doctor of Design degree from Carnegie Mellon. John’s interests include reading (fiction plus American and European history), cooking, playing lacrosse, and watching college football. While at Berkeley he met and married Lydia. They have two adult sons, and became grandparents during COVID.


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576 Alvarado, 680 Lomita, Alpha Phi/Kappa Kappa Gamma, FloMo East (Alondra, Cardenal, and Faisan), FloMo West (Gavilan, Loro, Mirlo, and Paloma), Muwekma-Tah-Ruk, Storey, and apartments in Mirrielees and Duan.

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For more information about Florence Moore Hall visit the Residential & Dining Enterprises website.