BJC HealthcareCampus Renewal

The new inpatient tower is an important component of BJC’s Campus Renewal, a long-term vision to transform the Washington University Medical Campus (WUMC) through new construction and renovations.

The innovative new 660,000-square-foot tower will feature private rooms for heart and vascular patients, state-of-the-art imaging, and the latest in surgical preparation and recovery, designed to advance care and enhance the experience for patients and their families.  

Plans include 224 private inpatient rooms (32 rooms on seven floors) and 56 private intensive care unit (ICU) rooms (28 rooms on two floors), many with expansive views of Forest Park.

Significant improvements along Barnes-Jewish Plaza also are designed to simplify and enhance arrival and wayfinding. A new elevated pedestrian walkway will lead from parking to a redesigned and expanded lobby, gift shop and coffee bar. A widened street and reconfigured drop off and valet space will offer a more intuitive and inviting entrance.  

Construction began in fall of 2021 and is estimated to be completed in December 2024. The building will open for patient care in the fourth quarter of 2025. 


BJC Healthcare


St. Louis, Missouri


660,000 SF


  • Architect: Cannondesign
  • Builder: McCarthy