The Washington University School of Medicine Neuroscience Research building, located at 4370 Duncan Avenue, is a planned state-of-the-art, 609,000 square foot facility that represents a new center of gravity for the campus. This facility will enable 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 scope of work includes approximately an 1,850-car parking garage, which will assist in meeting the School of Medicine’s 10-year parking needs. A pedestrian connection (link) will also be constructed from the existing link endpoint through the St. Louis Children’s Hospital garage to this new building. The baseline program will include approximately 900 employees and once fully built out, will include approximately 1,350 employees.

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


July 5, 2023


Phased occupancy to begin July 2023


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


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

Project Renderings

Winter 2020

Get real-time and time-lapse aerial views of the construction of the Neuroscience Research Building.