Tag: campus architecture

Bulldozers and excavators moved on to campus the Monday after Commencement, and the East End Transformation officially began. It’s the biggest construction project in the history of WashU and you can track the progress online from three high def cameras positioned at the top of Brookings, Hillman and Green Halls. Each camera automatically creates a time-lapse video from images captured between 10 am and 2 pm each day.

If you are interested in images from a specific day or time, each camera’s calendar feature allows you to select a specific image to view. And by using the sharing icon, you can download and email pictures, as well as share them on Facebook.

Check out the views by visiting campusnext.wustl.edu/webcams.

This transforming project includes eight major components — three new academic buildings, an expansion of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, two new multi-use facilities, an underground parking garage and the expansive new Ann and Andrew Tisch Park.

  1. Ann and Andrew Tisch Park
  2. Anabeth and John Weil Hall
  3. Henry A. and Elvira H. Jubel Hall
  4. James M. McKelvey, Sr. Hall
  5. Gary M. Sumers Welcome Center
  6. Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum Expansion
  7. Craig and Nancy Schnuck Pavilion
  8. Underground Garage

Follow the  East End Transformation on Twitter @WashUcampusnext

“The Mews” is a new passage way between McMillan and Knight and Bauer Halls. With the Missouri red granite walls rising along both sides, the Mews divides and links one of the oldest buildings on campus with the newest.

Steps lead from Mudd Field down to Throop Drive with beautiful landscaping, wooden benches, and a courtyard along a gentle descent. Easy access to the green roof of the new McMillan addition from the Mews will tempt you stay, lounge on the grass, and read a book.

Dunworth News, Notting Hill, London, Wikimedia Commons

Dunworth News, Notting Hill, London, Wikimedia Commons

In 14th century England, “mews” referred to a building where falconry birds were kept. Later it was used to describe a row of stables and carriage houses, and has evolved in usage to mean a narrow passage. Washington University’s new Mews is a delightful garden to discover, pause and enjoy!

Thanks to Frank Freeman for giving us an informative tour of the Mews for the video above.
Videographer and editor: Marc Neimeyer, A&S’14