Current Projects

East End Transformation of the Danforth Campus

Overview

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

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Below are key components of the transformation of the east end of the Danforth Campus.

Anabeth and John Weil Hall

Part of East End Transformation

Weil Hall will be the new front door to the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. An interdisciplinary hub, Weil Hall will support the school's growing graduate programs and house advanced digital fabrication and technology spaces.

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Gary M. Sumers Welcome Center

Part of East End Transformation

The Sumers Welcome Center will receive campus visitors with sweeping views of Brookings Hall and offer a starting point for their campus experience. The center will house Undergraduate Admissions and Student Financial Services.

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Henry A. and Elvira H. Jubel Hall

Part of East End Transformation

Set to house the School of Engineering & Applied Science’s Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science (MEMS), Jubel Hall will offer the infrastructure and research facilities that are key to fostering the interdisciplinary nature of engineering.

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James M. McKelvey, Sr. Hall

Part of East End Transformation

James M. McKelvey, Sr. Hall, to be located south of Preston M. Green Hall, will house the Department of Computer Science & Engineering and support Washington University’s data science efforts.

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Landscape & Ann and Andrew Tisch Park

Part of East End Transformation

Ann and Andrew Tisch Park is the heart of the new east end and will provide a special gathering place on campus. This expanded green space will increase the number of trees and enhance the pedestrian experience by eliminating most vehicular traffic.

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Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum Expansion

Part of East End Transformation

The Kemper Art Museum expansion includes the James M. Kemper Gallery and will connect the Florence Steinberg Weil Sculpture Garden to the new Tisch Park. A reoriented, ground-level entrance will mean easier access by both the University community and the public.

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The Craig and Nancy Schnuck Pavilion

Part of East End Transformation

The Schnuck Pavilion will bring together a range of dining options, academic programs (including Environmental Studies), the Office of Sustainability, and resources for pedestrian and bicycle commuters.

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Underground Garage

Part of East End Transformation

The facility has been designed to fully integrate into the east-end experience. With natural light and high ceilings, the garage will provide convenient access to the Danforth Campus, especially east-end destinations.

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Below are some additional ongoing projects.

Driving Discovery: Bryan Hall

Current Projects

The first phase of Driving Discovery will include the renovation of Bryan Hall, transforming it into the new face of the Department of Chemistry and adding more than 25,000 square feet of research space.

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Olin Library Transformation

Current Projects

Renovation of the John M. Olin Library is transforming it into a center for 21st-century scholarship. Enhancements include increased exhibition space and collection storage; more study and research areas; improved access, and better visibility of research services and special collections.

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Rubelmann House

Current Projects

Construction began in May 2015 for the new Rubelmann House, a 72,000 square foot, four story building connected to the south side of Umrath House, which will complete the vision for the center of the South 40.

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Medical Campus

Current Projects / Recently Completed Projects

The 10-year Campus Renewal Project at Washington University Medical Center will transform the campus experience, with improvements ranging from the consolidation and expansion of clinical care services to more parking and better traffic flow.

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