The Knight Management Center: Creating an Environment of Collaboration

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The Graduate School of Business is dedicated to reinventing management education. To succeed we have a new, more flexible location that supports a wider variety of teaching and learning methods and fosters more collaboration and engagement with the Stanford campus at large. An unprecedented gift from Philip H. Knight, MBA '62, paved the way for the Knight Management Center.

Our new home is located on Serra Street across from the Schwab Residential Center and supports today's GSB community and provides us with space to grow. Key features include:

  • More flexible teaching spaces for both larger and smaller classes in configurations to support a variety of teaching styles and integrate instructional technology.
  • A state-of-the-art auditorium that is large enough with 600 seats to host events of campus-wide interest.
  • Welcoming casual and academic space for students, visitors, and the Stanford community at large.
  • Creative workspace for faculty to encourage collaboration.
  • New space to house our centers and host their activities.
  • Custom-designed space to expand and support our executive education programs.

The Knight Management Center features a sustainable design that provides tangible environmental benefits and a more pleasant working environment. The location inspires its inhabitants and visitors to be better stewards of the environment. The center was certified LEED Platinum, the highest rating offered by the U.S. Green Building Council. Consider the following "green" features of the complex:

  • Potable water use reduced by 80%
  • Energy consumption reduced by 46%
  • 12% of electricity will be provided by photovoltaic panels on the roofs of the buildings
  • 75% of the interior spaces will be lit by natural light
  • 90% of interior spaces will have views to the exterior
  • 50% of the site will be restored to natural vegetation (this is possible by having all parking underground)

These features will result in a 700-ton reduction in carbon dioxide emissions each year for the life of the campus. 

Opportunities to Support the Center


A community of eight buildings ranging from 10,000 to 100,000 square feet.

Courtyards and Community Spaces

Creative use of outdoor spaces are a Stanford tradition providing a nexus for events, conferences, and interaction among members of the Stanford community.

Academic Suites

Creative faculty work spaces include offices and conference/seminar rooms.

Classrooms and Seminar Rooms

A new mix of classroom sizes and styles that support learning for student groups as small as 6 and as large as 75.

Sustainability Fund

Investments in the Sustainability Fund support green technology and
sustainable materials, LEED certification, and energy and water conservation techniques.

To make a gift, or for more information on center gift opportunities, contact Susan Le Corre, Director of Major Gifts.