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Our Campus

Wide angle shot of two buildings on a college campus. The left one has a pleated exterior mirrored facade and the right is a 3-story glass walled building lit from within.
The Kemper Art Museum and Weil Hall from the north side of Tisch Park.

Our Buildings

William K. Bixby Hall

Built in 1926, the stately, Beaux-Arts-era Bixby Hall is home to studio spaces and resources for fashion design, 3D, drawing, and printmaking.

Joseph B. Givens Hall

Built in 1932, Givens Hall is another Beaux-Arts-era building, and includes numerous studio spaces for both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as shops.

Mark C. Steinberg Hall

Completed in 1960, the modernist pavilion Steinberg Hall was the first commission of Pritzker Prize-winning architect Fumihiko Maki.

Earl E. and Myrtle E. Walker Hall

Opened in 2006, the limestone-clad Walker Hall was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Fumihiko Maki, and houses studio spaces for studio art students as well as shops.

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum

The original limestone-clad Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, designed by Fumihiko Maki, opened in 2006. A major addition and expansion to the Museum led by KieranTimberlake opened in fall 2019.

Anabeth and John Weil Hall

Completed in fall 2019 as part of WashU’s East End transformation project, Weil Hall exemplifies the cross-disciplinary spirit of our campus. Designed by KieranTimberlake, the building received LEED Platinum certification.

The Campus Experience

Person sits in a metal lawn chair in the shade of a little tree in front of a glass-walled building labeled Sumers Welcome Center.

Being a Sam Fox School student is a unique experience at WashU. Everyone’s always a bit more curious (okay maybe jealous) about what’s happening on our side of campus… It’s just weirder down here. And it’s better that way.

I’m hungry! What’s nearby?

Parkside Café at Schnuck Pavillion

Right across Tisch Park, serving Kaldi’s coffee and espresso, pastries, soup, carvery wraps, paninis, and Grab & Go options.


Located in Hillman Hall, Coffeestamp at Grounds for Change serves up handmade empanadas and fresh coffee from Honduras. Stop by for a quick bite to eat from the pastry display case or a dirty horchata!

Bytes Café

Located just across the green in McKelvey Hall and serving Starbucks offerings.

Going Off Campus

Washington University’s campus is linked by two Metrolink stations on either end of campus, multiple shuttle and city bus routes, sits directly adjacent to the city’s largest public park, and is just a few minutes walk from thriving business districts! Students receive FREE Metro passes each semester, so all of St. Louis is at your fingertips.

We Love St. Louis!

Check out some of our favorite places around the city and learn why it’s the perfect place to start your career in art, design, or architecture.