Plan for Enhancements to the East End of the Danforth Campus

Along with changes to the east end of the Danforth Campus, a new, long-term parking and transportation plan will address parking and transportation needs on the Danforth Campus.

The comprehensive plan for the east end of Danforth includes a seven major components — 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 Central Green.

Roll over the map to view the main elements of the east end of the Danforth Campus project.

Roll over the map to view the main elements of the east end of the Danforth Campus project.

  1. Central Green
  2. Anabeth and John Weil Hall
  3. Henry A. and Elvira H. Jubel Hall
  4. James M. McKelvey, Sr. Hall
  5. Gary M. Sumers Welcome Center
  6. Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum Expansion
  7. The Hub
  8. Underground Garage


All new buildings on the east end have been designed to achieve LEED-Gold certification, and include solar photovoltaic arrays located on many of the roofs to generate renewable electricity. High-efficiency heat recovery chillers will harvest waste heat for much of the heating needs, and the underground garage will be capped with a green roof, creating a dynamic, car-free park above. The park’s landscape design features rain gardens with bio-retention, native plantings, and a diverse tree canopy. Low-carbon transportation will be encouraged with a new bike commuter facility which includes showers and lockers, electric vehicle charging stations, and a network of bicycle and pedestrian pathways to link campus to Forest Park and regional greenways.

Find out more about the university’s overall efforts towards sustainable campus operations.


Washington University has a strong commitment to the consideration and use of local certified minority and women-owned business enterprises (M/WBE) to the greatest extent possible. The university actively seeks to include qualified M/WBE firms when choosing vendors to be solicited and the encourages all contractors to seek M/WBE subcontractors and suppliers.

The university is also committed to the development of workforce diversity and strongly encourages women and people of color in meaningful leadership positions for all consulting and contracting teams.

Dr. Stephanie Smith, the university’s manager of supplier diversity, will provide regular updates on these efforts.

Current Project Team

Architect: Michael Vergason Landscape Architects, Ltd.

Anabeth and John Weil Hall
Architect: KieranTimberlake

Henry A. and Elvira H. Jubel Hall
Architects: Moore Ruble Yudell and Mackey Mitchell

Gary M. Sumers Welcome Center 
Architect: KieranTimberlake

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum Expansion
Architect: KieranTimberlake

The Hub
Architect: KieranTimberlake

Underground Parking Facility
Architects: BNIM and KieranTimberlake

Construction Manager
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.