Stanford Graduate School of Business
LONG-RANGE CAMPUS PLAN
A new and consolidated campus for a world-class business school
In 2002, campus facilities at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) no longer supported its teaching methodologies or its reputation as a premier business school. The GSB was pressured to stay competitive with peer institutions in an economic climate averse to fundraising. MKThink conducted an extensive stay-or-go analysis that assessed the utilization and needs of current facilities. Informed by stakeholder interviews, site observations, and surveys of peer institutions, the project team defined optimal design criteria and space requirements and proposed three strategic alternatives. The GSB opted to relocate its campus on an accelerated schedule—the Knight Management Center, named for the lead donor, Phil Knight, opened its doors in April 2011.