The Washington University School of Medicine Neuroscience Research building, located at 4370 Duncan Avenue, is a state-of-the-art, 609,000 square foot facility that represents a new center of gravity for the campus. This facility enables the strategic alignment and co-location of the School of Medicine’s nationally-recognized program strengths in neuroscience, neurology, and psychiatry through research and its applications to education and clinical practice.

The building includes a 1,846-car parking garage, which assists in meeting the School of Medicine’s parking needs through 2026. There is a pedestrian connection (link) through the St. Louis Children’s Hospital garage to this new building. The baseline program includes approximately 900 employees and once the shell space is fully built out, will include approximately 1,350 employees.

Related street widening and traffic improvements have been made along Newstead Avenue and Duncan as part of a separate project.

The NRB is a private building that does not provide building tours or event space for external groups. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Rockwell-Hopkins or Jamie Ryan.


July 2023


Phased occupancy from July 2023 to December 2023


Cannon Design – architect
Perkins+Will – architect
Cannon Design/AEI – engineer
McCarthy Construction – general contractor


Project Executive: Melissa Rockwell-Hopkins
Executive Project Manager: Steve Sobo
Construction Manager: Mitch Snyder
Space Programming: Mariah Harris
Laboratory Design & Project Activation Leader: David Lott
Specialty Spaces Planning, Project Management & Activation: David Lott & Steve Sobo
Project Communication & Project Assistant: Stephanie Maples
FF&E, Interior & Relocation Planning: Hannah Jefferies
Activation & Logistics: Raema Howell
Shared & Public Spaces: Lacey Luitjohan & Lauren Hurt

OFMD Support Team

NRB Executive Director: David Lott
NRB Building Manager: Amanda Corgan

Facilities & Events Coordinator: Sherina Watts
Front Desk & Events Coordinator: Mary Hammett
Facilities Maintenance Technicians: Shannon Mullins & Michael Davis
2nd Shift Custodial Supervisor: Patrick Shumway
1st Shift Senior Custodian: Cindy Oggesen
Facilities Maintenance Supervisor: John Atkins
Audiovisual Technician I: BJ Kraiberg
Transportation & Parking Facilities Coordinator: Jonas Tshimpanga & Robert Stewart
Mail & Receiving Services Team Lead: Ron Wilkins
NRB Receiving/Delivery Clerk: JaMee Reed

Building Dedication Video, January 18, 2024

Resources & communications

NRB Progress Update Video Presentation

Frequently Asked Questions

NRB Exterior Mockup Photos

NRB News

NRB Fact Sheet

Sustainability Update Presentations & Reports

Washington University Center for Cellular Imaging (WUCCI)

The Source (12/3/2020) “Construction Progresses on Neuroscience Research Building”

The Record (10/1/2021) “Construction of Neuroscience Building preserves despite pandemic”

The Source (3/6/2020) “Washington University to break ground on major neuroscience research hub”

The Source (4/19/2022) “Where’s Waldo?”

KSDK (8/10/2022) “Final Beam put in place on new Neuroscience Research Building at WashU School of Medicine”

St. Louis Business Journal (8/11/2022) “Washington University reaches milestone on $616M Neuroscience Research Building”

The Record (08/24/2022) “Diversity, equity, inclusion a pillar of Neuroscience Research Building”

ENRMidwest (9/12/2022) “Squeezing Research Center Into Tight St. Louis Site”

CNR(09/2022) “Large St. Louis Projects Evidence Power of Robotics”

CNR(10/2022)”Neuroscience Research Building to Emerge as Among World’s Largest”

The Source (1/10/2023)”Sustainability key focus in Neuroscience Research Building construction”

ENRMidwest (03/13/2023) “Washington University School of Medicine spearheads new projects”

The Record (12/13/2023) “Neurosciences on the rise”

The Record (1/25/2024) “Newly open Jeffery T. Fort Neuroscience Research Building dedicated”

REJournals (5/23/24) McCarthy’s milestone in St. Louis: 609,000-square-foot facility ranks as one of largest neuroscience projects in the country