Realizing the need for new research laboratories and specialized facilities that would support the school's intellectual vision and plans, Chancellor Mark Wrighton committed the site at the northeast corner of WashU's Danforth Campus for the McKelvey School of Engineering.
Since 2000, WashU, the McKelvey School of Engineering, and several generous donors have invested more than $250 million in new and renovated engineering space. With about half of the new engineering complex complete, the school plans to build another 350,000 square feet of space distributed through two or three new buildings.
Future buildings include Jubel Hall for Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science and James M. McKelvey, Sr. Hall. McKelvey Hall, to be located south of Preston M. Green Hall, will house the Department of Computer Science & Engineering and support Washington University’s data science efforts.