St. Louis, Missouri
Shared by Washington University School of Medicine and BJC HealthCare, this office building is located at a vital intersection of transportation, service and pedestrian links in the midst of the Washington University Medical Center. Christner’s design responds to the character of the surroundings. The base of the building is clad in limestone with warm tones that echo the brick and stone façades of neighboring buildings around Hope Plaza. The 12-story tower is enclosed by a unitized glass and stone curtain wall system.
The large floor plate is designed on a highly flexible and robust building module. Deployed mainly as office and conference space, the interior is designed around daylight, views, and connections between people as crucial aspects of an effective office environment. Select floors also incorporate “public” gathering spaces along the campus links that are absorbed within the building. Theses spaces will be animated by the daily life of this busy urban campus.