Gallery of campus renewal ideas on display

Employees at Washington University Medical Center are invited to view a gallery of presentation boards, models and other materials created by three design teams for the campus renewal process.

The gallery is now open on the second floor of the BJC Institute of Health at Washington University School of Medicine. Employees may visit the gallery from 7-9 a.m. Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays or 2-4 p.m. Thursdays through Dec. 22. Representatives of BJC’s planning, design and construction department will be available to answer questions about the gallery and the campus planning process.

Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals, BJC HealthCare and Washington University School of Medicine recently invited three teams of nationally recognized architects and urban planners to share their creative thinking and visionary concepts about future development at the Washington University Medical Center.

“The purpose was to spark new ideas about improving the medical center and enhancing the experience of patients, visitors, employees and neighbors in the next 10 years and beyond,” says Bob Cannon, BJC group president. “The process was not a competition, and no specific buildings have been planned. But the possibilities the teams presented were inspirational and thought-provoking.”

Those involved in the campus planning process are inviting and including input from the campus community, as well as from members of the surrounding communities.

The three design teams’ concepts consider current and future buildings, as well as the urban area in which the Medical Center is located. The concepts also take into consideration the way patients, employees, neighbors and visitors navigate the campus.

“This planning process will provide a unique opportunity to reflect the world-class medical care, research and teaching that we are known for, as well as enhance the reputation of the campus as a significant regional asset,” says Larry J. Shapiro, MD, executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine.