East End Updates

The East End Transformation Project is the largest capital project ever undertaken on the Danforth Campus. It will also be the most disruptive. We will post updates here to help navigate campus during this time, and inspiring stories about those who are turning the vision of this project into reality.

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Fast Facts: Excavation phase

By Campus Next on October 5, 2017

With the excavation phase nearing an end, here are some fast facts about the first three months of the East End Transformation.

Excavation insights

By Campus Next on October 5, 2017

In September, the East End Transformation crew completed its excavation work. To mark the end of this phase, the project team gathered on the site to share their insights on the progress to date. Watch the video.    

Young man in an orange safety vest standing in front of a massive construction site.

The Transformer

By Campus Next on August 29, 2017

Alumnus Ryan Moss, BSBA ’01, BSCE ’01, is serving as project director for McCarthy Building Companies, overseeing the major transformation of the east end of the Danforth Campus.

Large hole in front of Brookings Hall, part of East End Transformation construction project, Washington University in St. Louis

What’s ahead in the coming months

By Campus Next on August 25, 2017

If you are recently returning to campus after time away – or even if you’re not - the changes to the east end of the Danforth Campus are striking. Here’s what to expect in the coming month.

Bryan Hall under construction at Washington University in St. Louis campus

Where did the summer go?

By Campus Next on August 23, 2017

While the East End Transformation may be the largest construction project underway, it’s not the only one. Take a look at what the team accomplished during our most ambitious summer construction schedule ever.

Illustration of the transformation of the East End of Danforth Campus at Washington University in St Louis

The dirt on the dirt

By Campus Next on August 23, 2017

In two years, the east end of Washington University in St. Louis will be a dazzling vision of modern architecture and lush landscaping. But today, our front lawn is a cross between a “Mad Max” set and the surface of Mars. It’s loud and it’s dusty, but the crew is getting the job done.

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Planting for the future

By Campus Next on July 28, 2017

Architects, landscape architects, and arborists are preparing to plant hundreds of new trees when construction on the east end wraps up in 2019.

On Mud Day, some good, clean fun

By Campus Next on July 28, 2017

As part of International Mud Day, the youngest members of the WashU community marvel at the excavation of 332,000 cubic yards of earth, part of the first phase of the East End construction project.

Twitter logo against backdrop of a landscape plan for the East End Transformation of WashU Danforth Campus.

Transformation tweets

By Campus Next on June 20, 2017

@WashUcampusnext on Twitter is the newest communication channel for the East End Transformation.

No parking sign againsta a blue sky

Reminder: No Parking on Hoyt Drive

By Campus Next on June 19, 2017

For your safety, the university is increasing enforcement of the no parking order which is in effect along the north and south entries to Hoyt Drive.

Cars that are left unattended - even short periods of time - are compromising the designated temporary fire lanes and are blocking pick-up and d...

Rendering of the Schnuck Pavilion, part of the East End Transformation of the Danforth Campus at Washington University in St. Louis

Schnuck Pavilion to add flavor to east end transformation

By Campus Next on May 5, 2017

The Schnuck Pavilion, a new place for gathering, learning, and wellness, is named in recognition of a leadership commitment from longtime university benefactors Craig and Nancy Schnuck. The facility will also serve as headquarters for the university’s sustainability initiatives.

Rendering of Tisch Commons, part of the East End Transformation of the Danforth Campus at Washington University in St. Louis

University receives major support for east end transformation

By Campus Next on May 2, 2017

Washington University alumna and trustee Ann Rubenstein Tisch and her husband Andrew are providing a lead gift in support of the east end transformation. Tisch Park will create a welcoming entrance to campus and provide space for the university community and visitors alike to gather and celebrate.

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.

Rendering of Tisch Commons, part of the East End Transformation of the Danforth Campus at Washington University in St. Louis

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 October 7 meeting.

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Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum to expand

By Campus Next on October 11, 2016

The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, named for the late Mildred Lane Kemper in 2004, is a treasure of Washington University in St. Louis.

New Danforth Campus parking, transportation plan to launch 5/17

By Campus Next on September 13, 2016

Beginning in May 2017, following Commencement, Washington University in St. Louis will implement a new parking and transportation management strategy. The new plan, which will kick off in conjunction with construction on the east end of the Danforth Campus, will establish a new parking model whic...

Danforth Campus construction update: Projects and timing

By Campus Next on May 23, 2016

Crews will begin renovations on Olin Library and Bryan Hall, and start utility work in advance of the upcoming transformation of the east end of the Danforth Campus. Additional projects include the creation of a Big Bend bicycle/pedestrian dual path and a Wallace Drive water main replacement. The...

University receives bike-friendly honor

By Campus Next on November 10, 2015

Washington University in St. Louis has been recognized as a bronze level Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists. The university provides amenities such as bicycle parking and shower facilities and encourages riding through initiatives such as Active Transportation Month....

Lofts on the Delmar Loop

Urban Land Institute releases case study on The Lofts

By Campus Next on October 2, 2015

The Urban Land Institute recently release a case study on The Lofts, Washington University’s student housing and retail mixed-use project on the Delmar Loop. Read the case study.