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Washington University in St Louis Olin Business School

Olin Business School
BUILDING OLIN: A Foundation of Excellence

All architecture is shelter, all great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts or stimulates the persons in that space.
— Philip Johnson, Architect, 1906–2005

Charles F. Knight Executive Education & Conference center

Dedicated October 5, 2001, the five-story, 135,000-square-foot facility is designed for learning, comfort, and convenience. Home to Olin’s executive education programs, the Knight Center facilitates dialogue between students and faculty, corporate and community leaders, and managers from widely diverse locations and industries.

  • Conference rooms, classrooms, and breakout rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and connectivity.
  • Elegant accommodations include 66 guest rooms, lounges, and dining areas that provide beautifully prepared meals.
  • Guests enjoy first-class service and the conveniences of home with the onsite fitness center, pub, and business center.
The Knight Center is named in honor of Charles F. “Chuck” Knight, chief executive at Emerson for 27 years and now chairman emeritus. He is a longtime friend and benefactor of Washington University and Olin Business School. Knight has championed the role education plays in fostering the high standard of managerial leadership necessary in the world of business..
Joanne and Chuck Knight