Highland Hall is the newest residence hall for Stanford’s Graduate School of Business (GSB) and provides housing for the entire first year MBA program in one central location. The 202 suite-style units each accommodate two students: A central kitchen is shared, while the bedroom, with its own bath, is private. Designed by Steinberg Hart and the Mexico City-based firm, Legorreta, the building’s three- and four-story wings are arranged around three courtyards, each of which displays its unique identity through bold color and native landscaping.
Situated adjacent to the existing Schwab Residence Hall, also designed by Steinberg Hart and Legorreta, the concept for Highland Hall retains the vocabulary of Schwab, creating an integrated live-learn complex. At Highland Hall, a lobby lounge, roof terrace, and various multi-purpose spaces allow for interaction, networking, and camaraderie. With the completion of a second residence hall, the GSB can now accommodate its entire executive program, offering fully serviced rooms to 120 executives during the year and as many as 400 in the summer.