Construction Updates East End News

University receives major support for east end transformation

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

In addition to three new academic buildings, two multi-use pavilions, an underground parking garage, and an expansion of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, the transformation of the east end of Danforth Campus includes an entirely reimagined landscape that will create a welcoming entrance to campus and provide outdoor spaces for the university community and visitors alike to gather and celebrate.

A prominent feature of that landscape will bear the names of Washington University alumna and trustee Ann Rubenstein Tisch and her husband, Andrew. Longtime benefactors of the university, the couple is providing a lead gift in support of the east end transformation. Ann and Andrew Tisch Park – to be known simply as Tisch Park – will represent a significant part of the continuous 18-acre landscape that will serve as a unifying space on the east end of the Danforth Campus.

“We are incredibly grateful to Ann and Andrew Tisch for their unwavering commitment and exceptional generosity to Washington University,” Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton said. “Of their many substantial gifts, their support for the east end project will be among the most visible and enduring highlights of their legacy on the Danforth Campus. Members of our community — in particular, our students and alumni — will appreciate and enjoy Tisch Park for generations to come.”

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