Facilities supports the teaching and research mission of Washington University in St. Louis by providing a safe, clean, comfortable work environment for the campus community.
Our vision is to build, renovate and maintain sustainable facilities with pride and integrity.
across the Hilltop and South 40
interior space managed and maintained
more than 200 unique species
The Danforth Campus of Washington University in St. Louis is located on 169 acres just beyond the western edge of the City of St. Louis.
Site plans for the Danforth Campus were prepared in 1895 by the firm of Olmsted, Olmsted and Eliot, and in 1899, a national competition was held to choose the architectural firm that would design the campus. Six firms entered the competition; the commission was awarded to Cope and Stewardson, of Philadelphia.
Construction of the Danforth Campus began in October of 1900 with the laying of the cornerstone for Busch Hall.
Facilities Planning & Management reports to the Executive Vice Chancellor for Administration and Chief Administrative Officer ≫