Stanford is an unincorporated area of Santa Clara County, adjacent to the city of Palo Alto, and mostly made up of Stanford University. The university itself is one of the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in the United States, whose alumni are the founding fathers of such globally recognized companies as Yahoo!, Hewlett-Packard, and Google. Most of the university is designed in a Spanish-colonial style known as Mission Revival, featuring red tile roofs and sandstone masonry. The area's Stanford Shopping Center is a 1.4 million square foot outdoor shopping mall. The up-scale center is home to such world-renowned retailers as Tiffany & Co., Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors and Louis Vuitton. The surrounding area of Palo Alto offers all other shopping experiences you may need, as well as cultural and entertainment venues. The streets that surround the university are filled with beautifully manicured homes and estates that complete the package for making Stanford a much sought after destination.