The Thomas Eliot B House room of Washington University in St. Louis sophomore Camryn Okere is more than a place to crash and study — it is a curated collection of art, an expression of her personal ethos and a modern marvel in storage. It is also the winner of the Office of Residential Life’s inaugural Room Decorating Contest.
Keith Hengen, assistant professor of biology in Arts & Sciences, collects more than 20 terabytes of data a day. Through big data, new technology and good coffee, Hengen has set out to discover how systems of neurons interact. And, in doing so, he created a new sort of workspace that is both functional and fun.
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.
In its second installment, WashU Spaces visits the University Libraries Preservation Lab on the West Campus. The lab repairs and restores hundreds of damaged books every year.
Welcome to WashU Spaces, a new series that showcases the offices, laboratories, studios and living quarters of the students, staff and faculty of Washington University in St. Louis. We kick off the series in the office of Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton, who was inaugurated as chancellor Oct. 6, 1995, 22 years ago.