Connecting + Serving:
We create, develop, and invest in the spaces that envelop our lives.
Through SPIRE we come together, to do it better.
We are an official alumni club of Stanford University, offering a platform for:
Professional development + networking
Showcasing industry leaders +
Mentoring + mentorship opportunities
Research on trends + best practices
A foot in the door for students + recent grads
Access to top talent for industry leaders
Bold Beginnings + Going Strong
In 2008, a small group of Stanford alums identified an opportunity at their 10-year class reunion.
With burgeoning real estate careers, Chad Hagle ('98) and several classmates recognized there was no uniquely Stanford mechanism empowering them to inspire, support, and challenge each other to move their careers and industry forward. In 2009, they founded SPIRE to do just that.
SPIRE quickly grew to become Stanford's largest alumni association, expanding its mission to welcome those with careers in placemaking and the larger built environment. We extended our reach with regional and online events, and added engaging and exciting programs, including the student mentorship and grant initiatives.
SPIRE was built on a sturdy foundation. More than a decade in, we're going strong. And we have big plans to do more of what we do best: create + deepen connections, promote innovation, and increase impact.