Campus Improvements Under Mark S. Wrighton

Under Mark S. Wrighton’s leadership as chancellor from 1995-2019, more than 50 new buildings were added, transforming the physical plant of Washington University. Spaces for student life, academics and research were enhanced, and Washington University became recognized as one of the most beautiful campuses in America.

23 new buildings were added to the Medical Campus, equaling 5.1 million square feet. Learn more about this growth on the Medical Campus.

35 new buildings were added on the Danforth Campus, doubling its size, with no increase in energy use. These buildings include:
Bauer Hall and Knight Hall
Engineering: Brauer Hall, Green Hall, Whitaker Hall
Driving Discovery in Arts & Sciences: Bryan Hall
Danforth University Center
Brown School: Hillman Hall and Goldfarb Hall
The Lofts of Washington University (4 buildings and an underground garage)
Olin Library Transformation
15 buildings on the South 40
Sumers Recreation Center
Village Housing (5 buildings)

East End Transformation of the Danforth Campus

Tisch Commons looking toward Brookings Hall

The East End Transformation Project is the largest capital project ever undertaken on the Danforth Campus.

Anabeth and John Weil Hall
East End Parking Facility
Gary M. Sumers Welcome Center
Henry A. and Elvira H. Jubel Hall
James M. McKelvey, Sr. Hall
Landscape & Ann and Andrew Tisch Park
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum Expansion
The Craig and Nancy Schnuck Pavilion