Enhancements to the east end of Danforth

In 2017, the university will begin the most significant capital project in the recent history of the Danforth Campus.

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Driving Discovery: Bryan Hall

The first phase of this Arts & Sciences project will transform Bryan Hall into the new face of the Department of Chemistry.

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Reimagining Olin Library

Renovations will transform the Danforth Campus main library into a center for 21st century scholarship

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Learn about some of the major construction and renovation projects going on around Washington University in St. Louis. Follow along as we improve and transform our facilities to support our academic mission and campus community.

For more information about our operations and construction updates, visit Facilities Planning & Management.

Learn about our long-term plan to better meet parking and transportation needs on the Danforth Campus.

Latest News

New engineering building to be named for school’s former dean

By Campus Next on October 28, 2016

Washington University in St. Louis has announced that the next building in its engineering complex will be named in honor of James M. McKelvey Sr., for 27 years the dean of the School of Engineering & Applied Science.

Designs shared for east end of Danforth Campus

By Campus Next on October 11, 2016

Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton shared plans for the transformation of the east end of the Danforth Campus at Washington University in St. Louis to the Board of Trustees during its Oct. 7 meeting. He presented designs for the ...

Background

In 1853, prominent St. Louis merchant Wayman Crow and his pastor, William Greenleaf Eliot Jr., concerned about the lack of institutions of higher learning in the growing midwest, led the founding of Washington University in St. Louis.

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In the spring of 1892, Brookings and several other board members were appointed to a special real estate committee charged with finding a new site for the university. The following year, the committee decided on a hilltop location west of the city.

Since then, the university has continued to grow, not only as a globally recognized academic institution but as part of the St. Louis community and landscape.