KPMG's Lakehouse, a $450 Million Training Center, to Open in January 2020

KPMG will open a $450 million learning, development and innovation center called KPMG Lakehouse in January 2020 in Orlando.

KPMG Lakehouse will be the cornerstone of a strategic learning transformation at KPMG designed to ensure it will attract and retain the best talent, equip its professionals to help clients meet the challenges of a dynamic marketplace, and support innovation throughout the firm, KPMG said.

Drawing on advanced technology and a learning model that moves beyond classroom lectures, KPMG Lakehouse will encourage interaction, collaboration, and discovery. Mobile applications will guide learners through each day and maximize the experience—helping with everything from registration, schedules, dining and exercise options, and connecting with fellow learners on site, KPMG said.

KPMG Lakehouse will feature 800 single-occupancy guest rooms, 90 learning and innovation spaces, a 1,000-seat assembly hall, and an Ignition Center where professionals can meet with clients to explore potential disruptors, new business models, and breakthrough solutions. The 55-acre site will also include multiple dining areas, a separate social venue and numerous fitness and recreational amenities to support the firm’s focus on health and well-being.

As part of its blended learning focus on training—a mix of in-person and digital learning—up to 800 KPMG partners and professionals will come to the Lakehouse each week for hands-on, collaborative learning experiences.