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

An art committee is currently being established to select works of art for display in Denning House. The goal is to engage Knight-Hennessy Scholars 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 their respective fields. These innovative and distinctive artists will be invited to spend time at Denning House engaging with Scholars.

Design Plan of Denning House


Last updated 12 January 2017

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