Tag: Tarlton

Summer is almost over and that means the Tarlton Construction team only has a few more weeks to complete Phase One renovations at Simon Hall. This is the July sneak peek behind the scenes at the work taking place in the eastern half of Simon on the lower level, Flag Hallway, and the Library. Check back for another video this week on the transformation of May Auditorium.


Visitors entering campus from Forest Park Parkway at Throop Drive have a pleasant surprise waiting for them on the south side of the Millbrook Garage, opposite Olin Business School’s Knight Center and Knight Hall.

A beautiful new green space with a rain garden, bench, and bike parking welcomes everyone to the recently expanded business campus at Washington University in St. Louis. The site served as a staging area during construction for the past two years. Prior to construction, the space was occupied by 100 parking spaces. Today, it is transformed into a sustainable green space for the community to enjoy.  Watch video to learn more.


Demolition of the southwest corner of Millbrook Garage took place in January 2012. Photo by Joe Angeles

Demolition of the southwest corner of Millbrook Garage took place in January 2012. Photo by Joe Angeles


Olin is giving thanks to all the construction workers who are building the school’s new Knight and Bauer Halls with a special pre-Thanksgiving lunch on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013.


An early Thanksgiving feast welcomed construction workers to the Knight Center dining room.

Dean Gupta initiated the luncheon last year and extended the invitation again this year. The Aramark staff at the Knight Center was prepared to feed 150 crew members.

Tarlton is managing the 175,000 square foot construction project that is on schedule to be complete in the Spring of 2014.  A dedication ceremony will be held May 2 with a special business symposium to inaugurate the new buildings on May 3. Stay tuned for details!

Here’s the latest in our series of Building Olin Quiz questions: how many workers does it take to build Olin’s new buildings? Watch and find out:

Photo credit: Frank Freeman

How many metal studs have been used so far in the construction of Knight Hall and Bauer Hall? Tarlton’s Cameron Dennison and project manager on the Olin site keeps track and measures the studs in miles. Find the answer in this video.

Photo credit: WUSTL photo services

Get a sneak peek inside the 3-story glass Atrium at the center of Olin’s new buildings in this video from our Hard Hat series. Installation of the Atrium’s glass panels was completed this summer as construction workers finished the exterior of Knight Hall and Bauer Hall.  The expansion project is on schedule and expected to be complete next spring.

See more Hard Hat reports, time-lapse videos, and photos of the construction on BuildOlin.wustl.edu


Who moved the island in front of the Knight Center? Watch this new video in our Building Olin Hard Hat series for the answer. The entrance to the executive education and conference center got a make-over this month. It’s all part of the on-going construction of Knight Hall and Bauer Hall located to the east of the Knight Center.