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.

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Kohl, Senior Planner/PM, at 314-273-0385 or To read articles about this project in The Record, please visit their website. For the article in Outlook Magazine, please visit their website.

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 individual and 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 and expanding clinical care, improving access and achieving quality health outcomes.

Enhancing campus and community

Education and campus program expansion

We are transforming Becker Medical Library and other campus core spaces into a central educational hub and expanding education space, connections and services.

New housing and Improving the public realm

We are providing new apartment-style housing and recreational space and expanding retail and food service options Improving and enhancing the public realm.

Mid Campus Center

The Mid Campus Center is an enabling project for campus clinical space expansion and is providing new faculty office space. We are also improving the Metro and link level arrival experience and aligning campus safety operations.

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:

Mid Campus Center
2nd Floor Link Level
Mon.–Fri. 6:30AM–5PM

Farmstead and Northwest Coffee
McDonnell Pediatric Research Building
1st Floor (former Starbucks location)
Mon.–Fri. 7AM–5PM

In 2016, we expanded and completed two existing food service operations:

Shell Café
McDonnell Sciences Building
1st Floor
Mon.–Fri. 7AM–2:30PM

Farrell Café
Farrell Learning and Teaching Center
1st Floor
Mon.–Fri. 6:30AM–5PM

We are opening two new FedEx Office locations in 2017 to print and ship on campus with discounts for students, faculty and staff:

Main Location
Satellite Location
Mid Campus Center
1st Floor Bookstore

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 are restacking Becker Medical Library in three phases to cultivate collaboration and renovate space to include education and learning environments:

  • 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

We are expanding and revitalizing programs within the campus core to enhance intellectual and technological environments:

  • 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

We are providing and enhancing education and support spaces, including classroom and meeting spaces for all members of the campus community. We are also supporting campus life with a new chapel, interfaith offices and medical society homerooms (Cancer Research Building). In addition, we are creating spaces within Becker Library that reflect the University’s commitment to the health and well-being of students, faculty and staff.

Mid Campus Center – expanding at the heart of our campus

Planning for people and place

The Mid Campus Center is bringing departments together in a new 12-story office building to improve the way we work, with new spaces for faculty offices, campus administration, research, safety and auxiliary services.

Enhancing campus and community

The Mid Campus Center is an enabling project for campus clinical space expansion and is providing new faculty office space. We are improving the Metro and link level arrival experience and creating a home for the Joint Public Safety Center and Emergency Operations Center. We are also building a new expanded weight management clinic at the link level and providing a new suite for the Dean’s Office and Dean’s Administration.

In partnership with:

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital

New housing – building a living learning community

Planning for people and place

We are renewing historic campus facilities to provide modern housing with a convenient location.

Enhancing campus and community

The new housing project includes a readaptation of national historic register sites for housing, including the original Central Institute for the Deaf and the original Shriners Hospital. We are creating new housing to replace Olin Residence Hall with 197 new apartment-style beds and are creating additional common space for expanded fitness and recreation programs for School of Medicine students. The current Olin Gym and Reber Library will remain open and available to students.

In partnership with:

  • Quadrangle Housing