The Lucy and Stanley Lopata House was dedicated on October 20, 2001.
Lopata House provides small group housing for sophomores, juniors and seniors at Washington University in St. Louis. Students who share similar interests can form a BLOC, so they can live together and learn from each other about the common interest.
In the building there are kitchens, lounges, classrooms, a computer lab, a prayer room and a multipurpose room. Also housed in Lopata Hall is the Lopata Great Hall, a formal room usable for dinners and other social events.
Stanley and Lucy Lopata
Stanley Lopata was a 1935 Washington University College of Arts & Sciences graduate. Founders of Carboline Corporation, Mr. and Mrs. Lopata grew the basement chemical laboratory into a $46 million business. Together, they were longtime friends of Washington University, and especially the School of Engineering & Applied Science. Other memorials to them on campus are Lopata Hall, Lopata Courtyard in Simon Hall, the Lopata Classic, a men’s basketball tournament held every fall, and Lopata Plaza.