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 eight major components of the undertaking — three new academic buildings, an expansion of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, two new multi-use facilities, an underground parking garage and an expansive new Ann and Andrew Tisch Park.
“The transformation of the east end of the Danforth Campus is both a tremendous challenge and an unparalleled opportunity for Washington University,” Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton said. “It will be the most expensive and complicated construction project in the history of our university, but when completed it will set the course for the next era of development and academic excellence for our scholars and students. This is an investment in the future.”
Work on the project — the largest capital investment in the recent history of the Danforth Campus — will begin following Commencement in the spring of 2017. When work is completed in 2019, a transformed entrance will greet visitors to Washington University, and the facilities on the east end will foster a stronger programmatic and physical link to the rest of the Danforth Campus.