Washington University in St. Louis is one of the best-preserved historic American university campuses in the Midwest of the United States. The community of students, faculty and staff is growing and the campus is being transformed under a plan developed by a multidisciplinary team including Schulze+Grassov.

With a dozen individual commissions since 2012, we have been a steady partner to Washington University from the development of a vision for campus transformation all the way to the implementation of $350m in constructed projects. We have designed a network of safe walking and bicycling paths on campus, contributed to the design of a new bridge connecting to campus, and we have been the lead designer for safety improvements to perimeter streets connecting the university with surrounding communities.

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Mobility Advisor

Washington University in St. Louis

WashU Campus

St. Louis, Missouri, USA

100 acre university campus

SCUP Award, Excellence in Campus Planning

oliver@schulzeplusgrassov.com

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Helping research-led campus community to become carbon-neutral with safer walking and cycling

Skinker Boulevard Refurbishment

2013

Bicycle Infrastructure Design Guidelines

2013

Forsyth Boulevard Pilot Project

2013

South 40 Mobility Framework Plan

2014

Ackert Walkway Legibility Enhancement

2014

Mobility Survey

2016

Mobility Framework

2016

Forsyth Boulevard Refurbishment

2016

Big Bend Boulevard Refurbishment

2016

Legibility Guidelines for Danforth Campus

2017

Centenniel Greenway Campus Path

2018

Forest Park Parkway bridge

2018

Throope Drive & Snow Way refurbishments

2018

Mud Field Pedestrian & bike path

2019

East End Transformation

2019

Campus Perimeter Safety Enhancements

2019

In 2013 we facilitated the most comprehensive mobility survey carried out at a private american university to date, allowing us to help the administration to understand and transform mobility culture on campus.

Using smart technology we tracked a 15.000 people strong community of students, faculty and staff for a month, using anonymised data generated by their movement behaviour, to understand better the choices made on a daily basis.

Connecting town and gown, the community drew a beautiful map for us, leaving behind digital traces of their daily commute to and from university, the places they visit on and off campus, and showing us the places they choose to linger for study, work or recreation.

This extensive data set allowed us to develop a nuanced understanding of freshmen behaviour and how this key user group was adopting or ignoring the safe paths constructed to allow them to walk between the South 40 residential area and the main Danforth campus.

Mobility Survey and Mobility Plan

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Mobility Survey and Mobility Plan

Washington University in St. Louis

WashU Campus

100 acre university campus

Complete 2016

oliver@schulzeplusgrassov.com

Arbolope Studio

To help older students, faculty and staff living off campus get safely to campus we co-designed a new bridge over a major parkway, making sure that this key northern gateway to campus can accommodate safely the large and rising number of pedestrians and cyclists.

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Forest Park Parkway Bridge

Washington University in St. Louis

WashU Campus

Construction complete 2018

oliver@schulzeplusgrassov.com

Ayers Saint Gross

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Forest Park Parkway Bridge

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A major milestone on the journey to become a carbon-neutral campus was the completion of the East End project where we developed the space programme for the outdoor spaces and designed the network of on-campus paths and intersections connecting to the surrounding streets.

Removing major surface parking lots was the key to unlocking big potential to implement ceremonial new spaces for special occasions as well as good outdoor spaces for taking breaks in and enjoying this wonderful campus landscape.

East End Campus

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East End Campus Plan

Washington University in St. Louis

WashU Campus

100 acre university campus

Construction complete 2019

SCUP Award, Excellence in Campus Planning

oliver@schulzeplusgrassov.com

MVLA, Arbolope, Kieran Timberlake, BNIM

To help anchor our mobility guidance for the many planners and designers working across campus in the future, we were commissioned to draw up legibility design guidelines for campus paths for pedestrians and cyclists. The guidelines provided detailed specifications for path materiality and signage and markings.

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Legibility Guidelines for Danforth Campus

Washington University in St. Louis

WashU Campus

Complete 2017

loiuse@schulzeplusgrassov.com

Arbolope Studio

Legibility Guidelines

Schulze+Grassov ApS

CVR no: 34900280

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