Facilities and Construction
Currently located on the first floor of Eads Hall, Washington University’s Writing Center will be moved to the northwest corner of Olin Library after this year’s Commencement.
The City Council of University City has voted to allow Washington University to take the next step in its $80 million development project on the Delmar Loop. A pair of small buildings on the Loop will be demolished Monday to formally start the process, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported earlier this week.
Construction cranes, now offering a backdrop to Mudd Field, may soon be found on the east side of campus. A recent article in the St. Louis Business Journal announced a new building project by the Brown School of Social Work, costing between $50 and $60 million.
While Washington University has long identified renovation of the Athletic Complex as a top priority, designs and plans are still in their early stages and no timeline has been set for the project. Since the AC building was redone in 1985, only minor renovations have taken place.
KWUR will soon be moving to the Student Media Suite on the third floor of the Danforth University Center, leaving its historic office in the basement of the Ann W. Olin Women’s Building behind. Since 1976, KWUR has been housed on the lower level behind the Women’s Building.
Washington University is planning an $80 million student-housing project on the Delmar Loop, and while it has stirred up some controversy among locals who are concerned about the University’s institutional community impact, most appear to be generally in favor of the changes.
Washington University is proposing an $80 million plan to build apartments with storefronts on the Delmar Loop and Eastgate Avenue. The project is a culmination of years of research with Loop businesses indicating that the area could support more retail and residential development.
Construction on the third floor of the Danforth University Center (DUC) to reorganize the student media area and incorporate the Gephardt Institute for Public Service will begin after spring break.
A section of the Millbrook parking garage in front of the Charles F. Knight Center was removed over winter break in preparation for the demolition of Eliot Hall. Beginning this summer, two new buildings will be constructed in the hall’s current location to host John M. Olin School of Business’s graduate program.
Washington University officially announced its plan to bulldoze Eliot Hall and begin construction on two new buildings to hold the John M. Olin School of Business School’s graduate program this summer. The buildings will house several classrooms, about 75 faculty offices and numerous lounge-style spaces for students to interact with each other.