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Brown School at Washington University

Change for Future Impact

These exciting new facilities herald the next great era of the Brown School. The combination of our newest building, Thomas and Jennifer Hillman Hall, and renovations to Brown Hall and Goldfarb Hall will assure that the Brown School continues its leadership role in education for the social work and public health professions. These facilities also create greater impact for research and policy initiatives, and they provide new opportunities for engagement with our local, national and international partners.


Hillman Hall Expansion Overview

The Brown School's expansion and renovations support the growth of social work, public health and public policy at the School. Hillman Hall provides a presence on the Danforth Campus for the University’s Institute for Public Health as well as additional undergraduate classrooms.

The project advances the Brown School’s mission: innovative graduate education, transdisciplinary research and practice, active community engagement and social impact. With its commitment to sustainability, wellness, diversity and accessibility, Hillman Hall is one of the most innovative buildings in higher education.

To learn more about the Hillmans and Hillman Hall, click here.

Project Details

  • Hillman Hall has been constructed just east of Brown and Goldfarb Halls on the corner of Forsyth Boulevard and Hoyt Drive.
  • The new building is approximately 105,000 gross square feet, more than doubling the teaching, research and program space for the Brown School on the Danforth Campus.
  • The building design emphasizes health and wellness, diversity, energy efficiency, and environmental sustainability. Sustainability targets include LEED Platinum certification and several objectives of the Living Building Challenge.
  • The building design actively communicates the research findings of the Brown School and promotes collaboration internally and externally.


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