Ever wondered how students live when completing one of the toughest MBA courses in the world?
Students of Stanford’s Graduate School of Business (GSB) will shortly move into the campus’ newest living complex, Highland Hall.
The new dorm facility was designed by Steinberg and Legorreta + Legorreta and includes 200 suite-style bedroom units in its four-story structure.
Highland Hall is doing something rather unique, in that its accommodation will allow the school to offer nearly all first-year MBA students a place to live on campus for the first time.
Its ability to house more students than ever before is a result of its construction being adjacent to Stanford’s only other campus housing – Schwab Residential Center, making it possible for a total of around 400 MBAs to find a place to rest their head.
A typical Highland Hall dorm room provides approximately 760 square feet and provides a private entrance, a private bath, a spacious walk-in closet, a flat-screen TV, a long work desk, and a fully-equipped kitchen that faces out for natural lighting, all for two students who share a unit.
Highland Hall is part of Stanford’s Knight Management Center, which opened in 2011 and already includes a town square, café, public meeting spaces, library, classrooms and study rooms, conference center, auditorium, and Arbuckle Dining Pavilion.
It took $75 million to complete and has been in the making since 2014, but Stanford’s Highland Hall is a place where business faculty can see students live, learn, collaborate, and connect with each other and with students from across Stanford’s other six schools.
Images courtesy Steinberg Architects.