Another Contemporary Building Planned for St. Louis College of Pharmacy Campus

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St. Louis College of Health Careers by Cannon Design

nextSTL has learned just as it nears the completion of perhaps the best addition to the burgeoning Central West End medical campus in many years, the St. Louis College Pharmacy (STLCOP) is set to build again. A new building designed by Cannon Design is planned immediately to the north of the modern building now sitting at the southwest corner of Taylor Avenue and Parkview Place.

In 2012, nextSTL was first to report that STLCOP had chosen Cannon Design to envisioning a comprehensive $100M+ campus expansion and renovation project. A land swap in the last couple years with Washington University in St. Louis gave STLCOP a contiguous campus that allowed for the development of a long range master plan, which is now fully underway.

St. Louis College of Health Careers by Cannon Design{Parkview Place looking west from Taylor Avenue – STLCOP building nearing completion at left}

St. Louis College of Health Careers by Cannon Design{looking northwest}

St. Louis College of Health Careers by Cannon Design{looking south down Taylor Avenue, STLCOP building nearing completion at left}

Additional renderings added June 2015:

STLCOP 2STLCOP 3 STLCOP 1

The design on the new building borrows heavily from Cannon’s work at the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM). That project will integrate three hospitals and create one of North America’s largest academic medial centers.

CHUM (Montreal) by Cannon Design{Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) by Cannon Design}

The soon to be completed building just south of Parkview Place required the demolition of the 23K sf Cartwright Student Center, which was home to the college’s gymnasium, fitness center and other multipurpose space. At that time, no mention was made of plans to replace the facility. The new building will be home to a student center, gymnasium, recreation and dining centers, as well as student residences.

STLCOP{STLCOP campus in yellow, building nearing completion in blue, new building in orange}

St. Louis College of Pharmacy - St. Louis, MO{this building, just south of Parkview Place, is nearing completion}

St. Louis College of Pharmacy - St. Louis, MO{this building, just south of Parkview Place, is nearing completion}

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Statement from St. Louis College of Pharmacy – added 4/17 5:46PM

St. Louis College of Pharmacy
4588 Parkview Place * St. Louis, MO 63110 * www.stlcop.edu

April 17, 2015

Statement

(St. Louis)- St. Louis College of Pharmacy is in preliminary planning stages for the next phase of construction to fulfill the campus master planning process. New construction on campus would ideally include a second residence hall, new dining and kitchen facility, student center, recreation center, and gyms. Plans are still in preliminary stages, and there is no firm estimate on the specific size of the project, or of individual features.

Images of this new building circulating online represent early concepts. These images may or may not resemble the final design of the planned building. The architect of record for this phase of construction is Forum Studio.

Phase one of our construction, a 213,000-square-foot academic and research building and library is anticipated to be completed on time this summer. We look forward to sharing more details about our construction plans with our students, faculty, staff, alumni and the St. Louis community once all of the appropriate financing and designs have been finalized.

Construction updates and live pictures are available at all times at this link.

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  • Cannon’s CHUM building is far more ambitious and powerful than the COP building presented here (which still is a decent quotation).

  • stlbiker

    I’m quite suprised stlcop has enough money for this in the current climate. Doesn’t seem like any other universities in the region besides WU have the money to build like this

    • jhoff1257

      The way I understand it these plans have been on the books for a few years now and a land swap with Washington University gave them a “campus” and that allowed the plan to proceed. As for money, it does have an endowment of roughly $75 million, plus I wouldn’t be surprised if donations were a part of the funding as well. As far as the regions other schools, SLU is preparing to build two new large dorms on it’s campus and recently opened a new law school Downtown. Webster University is moving forward with it’s plans for the old Eden Seminary site, not to mention it’s expansion into the renovated Arcade building Downtown. Seems the university building boom is just beginning here. 🙂

  • Atractor49

    We can also look forward to WUSTL’s Weil Hall. The architect for that project was announced earlier this week.

  • Eric

    Agreed. This is the best building to be built in STL in decades.

  • Mr. Ihnen: Your reporting is incorrect. The first phase of SLCOP campus expansion was designed by Cannon Design and is well into construction. The second phase, which you are reporting in this article, is actually designed by Forum Studio. Please correct this error. References to Cannon Design’s building at CHUM are tenuous at best and should be confirmed with those who did the design work.

    • Alex Ihnen

      Thank you Thomas. This story reflects planning by STLCOP for the next phase of development. The reference to CHUM is spot on with early planning. Plans and design do change and we’ll continue to follow the story and provide updates. Thanks for reading.

      • stlfan

        Mr. Bergmann appears to be a principal at Cannon Design based on his LinkedIn profile.