d.school (Hasso Plattner Institute of Design)
The Stanford d.school is the preeminent institution for design-thinking. It was born from the union of three Stanford design institutions—the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, The Design Group, and the Center for Design Research—under one roof. MKThink conducted ethnographic research to uncover the nuances of each institution’s approach to design and to identify the resources essential to the practice of design-thinking.
MKThink restored the historic Peterson Building to design a space that has become the hub for Stanford’s creative groups. The d.school achieves the goal of facilitating and inspiring innovation. The d.school is the physical expression of design- thinking—fueling brainstorming, rapid prototyping, and the cross-pollination of ideas.
Ethnographic Study, Stakeholder Engagement,
Programming Alignment, Historic Renovation,
2008 – 2009
42,500 SF | 3 Schools | 1 Historic Building