Mark C. Steinberg Hall, completed in 1960, was the first commission of Fumihiko Maki, then an architecture professor at Washington University. Formerly home to the Gallery of Art, the Department of Art History & Archaeology in Arts & Sciences, and the Kenneth and Nancy Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library, Steinberg Hall was renovated and reopened in fall 2007. Currently, Steinberg Hall houses student studio spaces, Etta's Café, and the Etta Eiseman Steinberg Auditorium.
Adjacent to the auditorium and foyer, Steinberg Hall Gallery provides a dynamic and flexible space. A wall consisting of several movable glass panels can be opened up to the auditorium's foyer, expanding the space for large gatherings. Steinberg Hall Gallery has served as a primary review space for architecture and hosted numerous art, architecture, and design student exhibitions. The gallery space has played a critical role in the School's ability to host large events, including serving as an overflow seating and live streaming location for Public Lecture Series talks.