While Stanford’s new, impressive digs are a vast improvement over its previous trio of core buildings, it’s still a far cry from the facilities of its East Coast rival Harvard Business School. Harvard’s B-school, in contrast, has a 40-acre campus with 33 separate buildings. A 34th building, funded by a $50 million gift from India’s Tata Group, is already in the making.
Located at the intersection of Serra Street and Campus Drive East, directly across the street from the B-school’s Schwab Residential Center, the new complex is also highly energy efficient. The operating costs for the new complex will be 75% less before, according to Kathleen Kavanaugh, program director for the center.
Though classes began meeting in the Knight Management Center in January, the official opening of the new campus is April 29th. There will be an open house from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and a “big ideas, lively talk” at 2:30 p.m. on “What It Takes to Get to the Top: An Academic/Practitioner Debate,” featuring Stanford professor Jeffrey Pfeffer and JetBlue Chairman Joel Peterson.