January 10, 2022

Dean's Medal Awarded to East End Transformation Team

A sculpture garden connects Weil Hall, shown here, with the neighboring Kemper Art Museum. It features iconic works like Alexander Calder's Five Rudders. | James Ewing Photography

The Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis has awarded its most prestigious distinction to KieranTimberlake. The Dean's Medal recognizes significant contributions to the fields of architecture, art, and design and to the school.

The East End Transformation replaces roads and surface parking lots with green space and new buildings. | James Ewing Photography

In 2019, Washington University in St. Louis cut the ribbon on its East End Transformation, a wholesale re-imagination of the East End of the Danforth Campus, including Weil Hall, home of the Sam Fox School. The medal, usually awarded to an individual, is awarded to the KieranTimberlake design team that led the project. The new East End is a revitalized landscape defined by plantings, paving, lighting, and wayfinding, connecting new and existing buildings. 

This is the sixteenth Dean's Medal awarded by the school. The award will be celebrated at the school's Awards for Distinction program on April 21, 2022. Read the official announcement at the Sam Fox School's website.