Washington University School of Medicine - Medical Education Space Planning

Strategic planning at the Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) aims to create improved physical, social, research, clinical and academic connections among medical students, faculty, and staff.

After building a new office building on campus, Washington University School of Medicine looked to KWK to help plan the space left behind after groups moved to the new facility.

KWK performed a detailed review of the Medical Education Program with key leaders of the Medical School. This review resulted in a greater understanding of program components and interrelationships as well as opportunities for present and future synergies.

Together with WUSM team members and stakeholders, KWK established a strategic vision and aligned the physical plan with this program strategy. At the center of the strategic plan is the creation of a central hub location in and around Becker Library to bring people together for work, study, and socializing.

The recommended project scope included renovations to multiple WUSM campus buildings in spaces such as study areas, conference space, classroom space, King Center, and the Becker Medical Library.

Since the study’s completion in 2015 KWK has been awarded 21 projects on campus. These include projects outlined in the master plan as well as additional project awards. Phase I of the implementation included spaces for Biostatistics, Informatics, Health Clinic, Student Services, Admissions, and the Division of Biology and Biological Studies.


St. Louis, Missouri


Academic, Master Planning

KWK Role

Architectural Design and Architect of Record

Architect of Record

KWK Architects

Other Projects