In 2017, Washington University in St. Louis will begin one of the most significant capital projects in the recent history of the Danforth Campus: transformation of the east end. The comprehensive plan includes new academic facilities, to support the University's core missions of teaching and research, and expansive green space that better connects academic programs and provides a more inviting, relaxed gathering place for the University community and visitors to campus.
Two key components of the plan include changes to the Sam Fox School campus:
- Anabeth and John Weil Hall. Weil Hall will be a symbol of the University's commitment to creativity in the 21st century and identify the Sam Fox School as a leader in design practice and education. This new front door to the Sam Fox School will express the important roles for art, architecture, and design in a research university and will help guide the future of these disciplines. KieranTimberlake is the architecture firm for this project.
- Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum expansion An expansion on the north side of the Kemper Art Museum will create the Laura Kemper Fields Gallery, allowing the Museum to showcase a larger portion of its world-class collection and expand its exhibition program. The project also will add a new entrance foyer and integrate the Florence Steinberg Weil Sculpture Garden into the east end of campus' expansive new Central Green. KieranTimberlake is the architecture firm for this project
For additional details about the plan to transform the east end of the Danforth Campus and project updates, visit campusnext.wustl.edu.
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