Building Campus Connections

Washington University School of Medicine is an engine for growth and a vital, stabilizing force in the region’s economy. We have grown to be a world-class research university; our roots remain firmly in our community, providing quality clinical care and education.

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Planning for people and place

The School of Medicine utilizes an integrated planning strategy in our quest for building campus connections. Integrated planning allows for improved physical, social, research, clinical and academic connections, all of which are essential to improving the campus community experience for visitors, patients, students and employees.

Advancing our mission

We are working to enhance education and create interdisciplinary connections, supporting new research and innovation, expanding clinical care while improving access and achieving quality health outcomes and curriculum renewal.

Enhancing campus and community

4370 Duncan Avenue – New Research Facility

The School of Medicine is working to design and construct a state of the art Neuroscience Research Facility which will provide a space to foster engagement and collaboration, will stimulate innovation and promote interdisciplinary research for the revolution in brain science.

This project will extend the School of Medicine Campus East and activate the pathways and connections to and from all facilities on campus.

This facility will also include and adjacent parking structure of 1,700 – 2,000 parking spaces.

The facility is targeted to be substantially complete in early 2023.

New Cancer Center

Washington University Medical Campus and BJC Healthcare are in the early planning stages of a new Cancer Center which will be located at the corner of Forest Park Avenue and Taylor Avenue.  Integrated within this facility will be a cancer information center and a supporting parking facility with 550 parking spaces.

Perkins-Eastman and The Lawrence Group are actively working with campus leadership on identifying program which will enable the project to proceed into design in the fall of 2019.  Preliminary assumptions target project completion in 2023.

Center of Advanced Medicine (CAM) re-stacking

An Ambulatory plan was completed in 2017 which projected adult ambulatory growth for the School of Medicine.  As the Cancer Center is completed the CAM will be re-stacked and services and specialties within this location will expand to provide space for the growing clinical demand on campus as well as a state of the art Neuro-Ortho Center.  Timing – TBD.

Building Campus Connections is in partnership with:

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • St. Louis College of Pharmacy
  • St. Louis Children’s Hospital
  • Shriners Hospitals for Children

Campus support services – building new campus amenities

Planning for people and place

We are working to provide and expanded campus amenities, including two new food venues, a new convenience bookstore and two FedEx Office locations on campus.

Enhancing campus and community

We are creating a new Washington University Medical Campus Convenience Bookstore with more focused offerings. We’re also adding two new food service operations in 2017:

Kaldi’s (expansion)
Mid Campus Center
2nd Floor Link Level
Mon.–Fri. 6:30AM–5PM

Kaldi’s venue
4370 Duncan Avenue – Research Building
Mon.–Fri. 7AM–5PM
Opening – TBD

New Cancer Center
1st floor
Food venue – TBD

In partnership with:

  • Kaldi’s Coffee
  • Northwest Coffee Roasting Company
  • Bon Appétit Management Company
  • FedEx
  • Follett

Education and campus core physical planning – advancing human health

Planning for people and place

We are leading the advancement in human health through quality clinical care, innovative research, and education of tomorrow’s leaders in a culture that supports diversity, inclusion, critical thinking and creativity.

Enhancing campus and community

We continue to work actively with the following areas on campus:

  • Office of Education
  • Office of Medical Education
  • Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Medical Scientist Training Program
  • Office of Medical Student Research
  • Division of Biostatistics
  • Institute for Informatics
  • Office of Student Affairs
  • Office of Student Financial Aid
  • Becker Medical Library

Past projects in support of our education mission include the expansion and renovation of the following locations which were completed from 2016 – 2018:

  • Medical Student Admissions – North Medical Building
  • Office of Diversity Programs – North Medical Building
  • Continuing Medical Education – Clinical Sciences Research Building Link
  • Student and Occupational Health Services – East Building
  • Renovation of Becker Medical Library and the addition of offices on the upper levels for DBBS, Student Affairs, OMSE, Informatics, Biostatistics, as well as other key programs.

In 2019/2020, we are actively planning for new interactive classroom spaces, renovations of the third and fourth floor of the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center and a recording studio in the lower level of the Becker Medical Library.

In addition, we continue to provide and enhance the shared education and meeting spaces, for all members of the campus community. We also support campus life with a new chapel, interfaith offices and a medical society homeroom (Cancer Research Building).