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Denning House

Every community needs a home.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars will live within the Stanford graduate community of 9,000 students, and will pursue your graduate studies in departments across the Stanford campus.

Denning House’s open and airy spaces will serve as your convening hub, a shared space that enables our community of scholars to share ideas and experiences. You will have dedicated space for ongoing interaction with each other, distinguished visitors, and, eventually, program alumni.

The building, located in the heart of campus overlooking Lake Lagunita, will feature small-group spaces, a lounge (with snacks), classrooms, meeting, lecture and discussion rooms, and a dining space that can accommodate one class of scholars – up to 100 people – when we gather for regular dinners.

A gift from Roberta Bowman Denning, '75, MBA '78, chair of Stanford’s Arts Advisory Board, and her husband Steven A. Denning, MBA '78, former chair of Stanford's board of trustees, made the building possible.

We are establishing an art committee to select works of art for display in Denning House. The goal is for Knight-Hennessy Scholars to engage with artworks by significant global artists who are poised to make an impact in the arts, in the same way that Scholars will make an impact in your respective fields. These innovative and distinctive artists will be invited to spend time at Denning House in fellowship with Scholars.

Design Plan of Denning House

Design Plan of Denning House Dining Area

Design Plan of Denning House Lounge Area

Design Plan of Denning House Deck Area


Last updated February 7, 2018