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Washington University School of Law’s Anheuser-Busch Hall

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Heather West


One Brookings Drive

Danforth Campus

St. Louis,




Washington University

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Year Completed



175,000 sq. feet

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When Washington University in St. Louis renovated the School of Law’s Anheuser-Busch Hall and enlarged the student commons, it took a bold direction to cover Crowder Courtyard in a canopy of glass and metal. Playing a significant role, Super Sky Products manufactured and installed a custom dome skylight spanning 80 by 85 feet over what previously served as outdoor space.

The two-story School of Law building is constructed of Missouri Red Granite in the campus’ traditional Gothic style. Designed by Hartman-Cox Architects of Washington, D.C., the $31.2 million, 175,000-square-foot School of Law’s Anheuser-Busch Hall opened in 1997. It earned several accolades including the 2000 Design Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Washington Metropolitan Chapter.

After a decade of use, the student body, faculty and staff had increased by approximately 50 percent. During Anheuser-Busch Hall’s 2008 renovation, Washington University’s internal team served as the general contractor with support from Tarlton Corporation.

“Hartman-Cox’s vision and design transformed relatively unused space into a vibrant central hub for the Law School. Their understanding of the materials used, specifically the glass, not only resulted in an absolutely beautiful space but a useable and comfortable space as well,” adds Super Sky’s project manager, Ryan Navis. “Tarlton Corporation was the lynchpin between Hartman-Cox’s awesome vision and the stunning result. The outcome of a project is usually a direct result of the people in charge of the construction and this project was no exception.”
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