BJC Institute of Health at Washington University
The new 11-story, high-rise houses facilities for both Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital in the 675,500 SF of space. The first five floors were constructed as flexible shell space for BJH’s anticipated expansion. The sixth floor accommodates the building’s mechanical and electrical systems, while the upper five floors houses WUSM’s research and laboratory facilities. Four of the five floors house new teaching and research laboratories.
Before the new building could be constructed, the existing parking garage had to be demolished. In addition, the project was built over the top of an active Metrolink light rail system.
This project was designed and built to be LEED Gold. Some of the tactics employed included a pollution prevention plan, water efficient landscaping, optimized energy performance plan, use of recycled and local materials, and the use of low-emitting materials, increased ventilation and outdoor air delivery monitoring.