‘Topping out’ ceremony held for The Lofts of Washington University​

A “topping out” ceremony was held Jan. 16 marking the final steel panel being raised and put into place on The Lofts of Washington University, WUSTL’s $80 million retail and student apartment complex under construction in the Delmar Loop. Construction of the first phase of the project is on target to be completed in July, with students and retailers moving in this August.

Umrath Hall makeover garners awards

Century-old Karl D. Umrath Hall’s makeover is winning awards and a coveted environmentally sustainable certification.

Campus Circulator rerouted this summer due to construction

Due to the closure of Forsyth Boulevard and Throop Drive this summer for construction, the WUSTL Campus Circulator will follow a revised route on the Danforth Campus beginning Tuesday, May 22. 

Summer construction update

The summer months can be quiet at Washington University, but construction crews are hard at work throughout the Danforth and Medical campuses renovating and building to create new and better places to work, study, teach and live.

Umrath Hall to close June 20 for renovations

Umrath Hall will close June 20 for a complete renovation of the interior of the building and a new roof and roofing structure. It is scheduled to reopen in June 2012.

Washington People: Steve Sobo

Steve Sobo, director of design and construction, at the School of Medicine, oversees construction of new buildings and remodeling of existing facilities. His relaxed, direct communication style helps his projects go smoothly. “There’s a frank friendliness about Steve,” says Jim Walsh, a principal at Cannon Design. “He has an ability to bring together individuals to get a job done, and he also charts a clear, concise path.”