Washington University School of Medicine – Neuroscience Research Building

The Washington University School of Medicine Neuroscience Research Building is a 600,000-square-foot, 11-story, state-of-the-art research facility at the core of the school of medicine’s campus. The project includes a bridge link connecting the building to the St. Louis Children’s Hospital garage.

The basement of the building is one large vivarium space with a platform/mezzanine above to provide access to the equipment. Level 1 is mostly a support floor with an auditorium and the lobby/entryway. Level 2 is a mechanical floor that hosts six air handlers that serve Levels 2 and below. Level 3 is half lab space and half food/support space. Levels 4 and 5 are shell and core spaces. Levels 6 through 9 are all lab spaces with vivariums. Level 10 is half shell and core and half an animal surgery space. Level 11 is another mechanical floor with the air handlers that serve Levels 3 and up.

Owner Washington University School of Medicine
Building Type Greenfield Vivarium & Lab Fit-Out
Project Size $95,000,000
Contract Type Lump Sum
Completion Date 2023
Project Duration 36 Months

Murphy Team

Dan Blanton: Project Executive
Brian Vaughan: Senior Preconstruction Manager
Billy Faust: Piping Project Manager
Dan Leath: Engineering Manager
Justin Nack: Piping Project Engineer
Nick Harkins: Sheet Metal Project Engineer
Steve Bruening: Plumbing Project Engineer

Project Team

General Contractor: McCarthy
Engineer: Cannon Design
Architect: Cannon Design
Electrical: Paynecrest

Scope of Work

HVAC
Piping
Med Gas
Plumbing
Sheet Metal
Process Piping