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Denning House is the convening space for Knight-Hennessy Scholars at Stanford University. 

Denning House overlooks Lake Lagunita near the center of the Stanford campus. The building offers a dedicated place for ongoing interaction between scholars, visitors, and alumni. Denning House features small-group spaces, a lounge with snacks, classrooms, meeting rooms, lecture and discussion spaces, a wrap-around deck, and a dining room where the KHS community gathers for events and meals. The open and airy spaces enable the KHS community to share ideas and experiences.

A gift from Roberta Bowman Denning, '75, MBA '78, and her husband Steve Denning, MBA '78, made the building possible. An art committee selects works of art for display outside and throughout the building. 

Denning House was awarded the 2020 Design Award - Merit Award by AIA Silicon Valley, as well as named one of the world’s most beautiful campuses by Prix Versailles in 2023. Denning House was also nominated for the 2019 Building of the Year on ArchDaily.

Denning House
580 Lomita Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Denning House, and Stanford, sit on the ancestral land of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe. This land was and continues to be of great importance to the Ohlone people. Consistent with our values of community and inclusion, we have a responsibility to acknowledge, honor, and make visible the University’s relationship to Native peoples.

— Stanford's Land Acknowledgment Statement, developed in collaboration with the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe.