The design and construction standards are intended to inform design professionals and contractors of design and construction criteria and assist in the selection making process for Washington University School of Medicine new and renovation projects.

Washington University School of Medicine has gradually developed standards for design and construction projects.  These standards outline the minimum requirements and guidelines that should be followed and incorporated into all projects.  Any proposed deviations to these standards and guidelines must be reviewed and approved on a per project basis with the specific project manager.

The National Institute of Health also has a design requirements manual which you can view on their website.

These standards are divided into two categories: