Knight Management Center Vision
The vision for the Knight Management Center reflects a commitment to creating space that enables collaboration between faculty and students, between the GSB and the rest of Stanford, and with the global business community. The buildings support today’s GSB community and provide space flexible enough to enable growth and change over the next century and beyond. And, it is done on a site that is responsible in its use of energy, water, and materials while providing a wonderful environment for people.
Curriculum and Collaboration
The Knight Management Center delivers the space needed to foster a small class size, a collaborative atmosphere, a close-knit community, and access to Stanford’s intellectual capital, as well as collaboration with colleagues at Stanford and beyond.
Four key benefits for students:
Business and the Environment
In recognition of the important role business plays in the environment, the GSB identified goals, strategies, and tactics for our new academic home.
Human and Environmental Health
Promote Environmental Leadership
Living and Learning
The Knight Management Center is built directly across from the Schwab Residential Center, which houses more than 50% of first-year MBAs, as well as executive education participants. This creates an integrated living and learning environment that enhances the GSB's tight-knit community.
The Knight Management Center:
Using Outdoor Spaces for Collaboration
The Knight Management Center is comprised of a series of small buildings situated around vital outdoor spaces. The outdoor spaces — Town Square, McCoy Family Faculty Courtyard, Community Court, GSB Bowl, and Knight Way — provide numerous opportunities for teams to find special spaces to collaborate and work.
Benefits of the Knight Management Center — new home of the Stanford Graduate School of Business — include a wider variety of instructional, research, and working spaces over the school's prior facility.