A sweeping campus planning, design and construction project has transformed the Danforth Campus two years after the start of construction. The largest capital project in the university’s recent history, the East End Transformation was officially dedicated Oct. 2.
Sweeping views. An expansive park. And a killer turkey wrap. These are just a few highlights of the newly completed east end project, the university’s largest capital project in recent history. The newly completed east end encompasses 18 acres of the Danforth Campus, adds five new buildings, expands the university’s world-class Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, moves hundreds of parking spaces underground and creates a new park where students can meet, relax and celebrate. Here, we offer a list of must-see attractions.
Washington University in St. Louis is proud to welcome media on Thursday, Sept. 26 for an insider look at the new East End Transformation. The 2-year $360 million campus expansion adds three new academic buildings; two new multi-use facilities; an expansion of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum; and an underground parking garage topped by an expansive new park.
Beginning Friday, Jan. 11, Hoyt Drive will be closed to vehicular traffic for improvements to the north entry to the east end of campus. Vehicle access to campus from Forest Park Parkway will remain open at Throop Drive.
Washington University in St. Louis Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton and Dean Aaron Bobick of the School of Engineering & Applied Science joined faculty, staff and friends for a groundbreaking ceremony kicking off construction of James M. McKelvey, Sr. Hall.
In its third installment, WashU Spaces visits the office of James Kolker, university architect and associate vice chancellor. Kolker shares his vision for the east end, why he loves the bunny and his first reaction to the campus’ rosy hue.
Students and faculty at Washington University in St. Louis return to a campus that’s drastically different from the one they left in May. The east end transformation, one of the largest capital projects in university history, is well underway. There are several ways you can stay up-to-date and informed about the construction.
Washington University in St. Louis is embarking on a major transformation of the east end of its Danforth Campus. A ceremonial groundbreaking was held May 5 to recognize the generous donors who made the project possible and to mark the planned start of construction May 22.
The 18,000-square-foot Craig and Nancy Schnuck Pavilion, named in recognition of a leadership commitment from the Schnucks, who are dedicated friends and benefactors of the university, will offer a new place for meeting, eating, learning and wellness on the reimagined east end of the Danforth Campus.
A prominent feature of the transformed east end of the Danforth Campus 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 project.