East End Transformation lands cover of Architect magazine

Washington University's East End Transformation is the focus of the February 2020 edition of Architect magazine. The newly expanded Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, part of the project, features a reconfigured northwest entrance and a striking new 34-foot-tall polished stainless-steel façade. (Photo: Peter Aaron/OTTO)

Washington University in St. Louis’ East End Transformation, the iconic redesign of the eastern end of the Danforth Campus, is on the cover of February’s Architect magazine. The publication is the official journal of the American Institute of Architects, which is widely considered the “voice” of the architectural profession.

The sculptural social stair and glassy south entry of Jubel Hall complement the regular rhythm of research labs along the south façade while framing the outdoor dining at the adjacent Schnuck Pavilion. (Photo: Collins Lozada)
The February 2020 cover of Architect magazine features the East End Transformation.

In a 25-page spread, the article, titled “The Decarbonization of Washington University,” explores the east end project, its connections to the original campus plan, drafted in 1899, and the university’s larger commitments to sustainability and resource conservation.

The east end adds five new buildings, expands the university’s world-class Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, relocates hundreds of surface parking spaces underground and creates an expansive new park.
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The north side of the Gary M. Sumers Welcome Center, facing Ann and Andrew Tisch Park. (Photo: Peter Aaron/OTTO)