Washington University Featured on Cover of Architect

View of Anabeth and John Weil Hall from the Jordan Charitable Foundation Central Plaza. Photo: Peter Aaron/Otto.

Posted by Sam Fox School February 22, 2020


Washington University—and Anabeth and John Weil Hall—are featured on the cover of the February issue of Architect magazine. "The Decarbonization of Washington University," the accompanying 25-page feature story by Katie Gerfen, highlights the East End Transformation project and its focus on energy efficiency and carbon reduction.

The largest capital project in the University's recent history, the East End Transformation encompasses 18 acres of the Danforth Campus, adding five new buildings, expanding the University's world-class Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, relocating hundreds of surface parking spaces underground, and creating an expansive new park.

The project builds on the original 1895 campus plan by Olmsted, Olmsted & Eliot and an 1899 block configuration by Philadelphia's Cope and Stewardson, while at the same time being forward-focused, with heavy emphasis on addressing sustainability.

Two projects specific to the Sam Fox School—Weil Hall and the expansion of the Kemper Art Museum, both designed by KieranTimberlake—are featured in the story, including in several photos by Peter Aaron/Otto.