The brightest ideas are illuminated from all directions. | The Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center is a nexus of innovation that bridges the past, the future, and the academic disciplines. Engineering is intrinsically social. It is the application of science for the benefit of people. It is at its most fecund when there is interaction between people and between academic disciplines. This is particularly true at Stanford. The Engineering Center will be a vital hub for this interactivity, and a symbol for its impact, its heritage, and its future. | Light and transparency drove the creative process. Woven throughout both buildings are stories conveying the legacy of interaction between disciplines. Exhibits of some of the most important technological innovations of the past 100 years are housed in glowing vitrines. More than 50 patent drawings and sketches are enlarged to cover walls and provide screens on glass conference rooms. | Structural columns are clad in naval bronze etched with the images of those whose shoulders today’s students stand upon. Stanford heroes, donors and deans are etched.