Washington University in St. Louis + KPFF Consulting Engineers

The History...

When the founding Principals of KPFF’s St. Louis office opened the doors in 2002, they brought with them a long-standing relationship with Washington University in St. Louis. Since then, KPFF has successfully completed dozens of projects on the University’s campus. 

KPFF has developed a unique understanding of the campus, its buildings, and its history, as well as the University’s distinct Collegiate Gothic style that requires sophisticated engineering solutions that are appropriate, cost-effective, and achievable.

East Campus Development...

Currently, KPFF is working on six structures on the East Campus Development, including Weil and McKelvey Halls, which are academic buildings; an addition to the Kemper Art Museum; a new Welcome Center; a new foodservice, meeting facility, and transportation center known as The Hub; and an 800-car underground parking structure, which is featured in this article:


Past Notable Projects...

KPFF has also worked on these projects on the campus:

Hillman Hall, a LEED Platinum 105,000sf academic building, which received a 2016 AIA St. Louis Honor Award for Craftsmanship (with Moore Ruble Yudell and Mackey Mitchell Architects).


An expansion and renovation of Knight and Bauer Halls, a 175,000sf building housing the John M. Olin School of Business. The LEED Gold building was completed in 2014, with Moore Ruble Yudell and Mackey Mitchell Architects.


Brauer Hall, a new 160,000sf Engineering Laboratory Building as part of the campus’s new Engineering Quadrangle. Working with architects RMJM, the building achieved LEED Gold status and was completed in 2010. 


The renovation of Bryan Hall, a five-story academic building that contains the Chemistry Department. 


An expansion of the Gary M. Sumers Recreation Center with Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and Hastings & Chivetta Architects. Completed in 2016, the facility includes a suspended running track. 


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