Woodside Priory School


[masterslider id="59"] “A Green Performance” Performing Arts Center Portola Valley, CA 2007 Challenge How do you balance a premier private school’s desire to enhance its music and drama curriculum with a respect for its gorgeous natural setting and the sensitivities of neighbors? This top-performing college preparatory school set out to create a state-of-the-art performing arts [...]

Woodside Priory School2017-03-22T15:03:30+00:00

University of San Francisco


[masterslider id="60"] San Francisco, CA 2002-2004 Challenge In 2002, USF wanted to accommodate growth, hire new faculty, and upgrade the quality of teaching environments to elevate its overall reputation. The university planned to build 20,000 GSF of new facilities with a price tag of nearly $60 million. However, the school lacked the necessary funds. Approach [...]

University of San Francisco2017-03-22T15:46:49+00:00

Stanford Law School – Crown Quad Modernization


[masterslider id="62"] Mid-century concrete structures are generally not considered to be the most flexible buildings on the planet. We don’t let that stand in our way. Robert Crown Law Library, Classrooms, Moot Court Stanford University, CA 2007 Challenge How does one transform a dated 1970’s concrete structure into a state-of-the-art research, instructional and clinic facility? [...]

Stanford Law School – Crown Quad Modernization2017-03-22T17:06:42+00:00

Stanford Law School


[masterslider id="63"] “Promoting Excellence in Law and Learning” William H. Neukom Building Stanford, CA 2011 Architect: Ennead Architects Associate Architect: MKThink Challenge How can a building help a school reinforce its identity and produce lawyers prepared to address today’s multi-disciplinarian problems?   Stanford Law School’s long-standing dedication to excellence in legal education has consistently earned [...]

Stanford Law School2017-03-22T17:27:07+00:00

Stanford Graduate School of Business


[masterslider id="64"] Stanford, CA Challenge With competitive pressures from peer institutions investing in new buildings coupled with an aging infrastructure inconsistent with current pedagogies, the Graduate School of Business desired a growth strategy organized around its unique strengths and assets. As a premier business school focused on entrepreneurial thinking and individualized development, the school sought [...]

Stanford Graduate School of Business2017-03-22T17:31:23+00:00

Stanford d.School


[masterslider id="65"] Stanford University, CA 2010 Architect: Cody Anderson Wasney Interior Architect: MKThink Challenge What does it take to house three of Stanford University’s premier design-thinking groups— the Institute of Design (, the Design Group, the Center for Design Research— in world-class interdisciplinary design center?   Start with full cultural emersion, great listening skills, and [...]

Stanford d.School2017-03-22T17:41:31+00:00

Stanford Art Building


[slideshow_deploy id='7633'] ”Their desired program is bound to exceed the space allocated by the university which is why it’s crucial to agree on overarching goals to ensure the needs of the department as a whole are met.” - E. Chloe Lauer Stanford, CA - 2009 Challenge In 2009, the Stanford University Art & Art History [...]

Stanford Art Building2017-03-22T17:44:15+00:00

Santa Clara University


[masterslider id="66"] Santa Clara, CA 2004-present Challenge This Silicon Valley institution wanted to realign several aging facilities with its forward-looking mission and ensure that its campus facility strategy dovetailed with existing academic, residential and athletic plans. Having struggled through planning processes in the past, the campus planning administrators were ready for an integrated process that [...]

Santa Clara University2017-03-22T17:55:11+00:00

Oakland Unified School District


[masterslider id="74"] Oakland, CA 2009 – present Challenge Emerging from State Receivership in 2009, many of Oakland Unified School District’s (OUSD) 95 sites and 108 schools were significantly under capacity. Some properties were decaying, and the quality of education was inequitable. To improve enrollment, student performance, and graduation rates, OUSD needed support. Approach The MKThink [...]

Oakland Unified School District2017-04-24T22:15:03+00:00

Hawaii Department of Education


[masterslider id="75"] Challenge The State of Hawaii’s Department of Education (DOE) is facing a crisis: deteriorating facilities and limited budgets contribute to poor academic performance and retention rates. The DOE hired MKThink to transform this crisis into an opportunity through three-dimensional analysis of users, architecture, and the environment. Approach First, the MKThink team recommended a [...]

Hawaii Department of Education2017-04-24T20:22:11+00:00
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