Olin Business School at Washington University

St. Louis, Missouri
United States

The Olin Business School’s Knight Hall and Bauer Hall include seven classrooms, an auditorium, community forum, faculty offices, lounges, and a central glass atrium. The project is a fairly traditional classroom and office shell with a modern and impressive central glass roof atrium.

The classrooms required highly flexible lighting to allow for different teaching styles and uses. The lighting solutions provide simple, efficient lighting with manual dimming in study rooms and automatic daylight response dimming at windows. The modern atrium space features adjustable lighting along the walls and a set of lights at the glass roof for lighting the central event space. The façade and site lighting emphasize the stone detailing around the grounds and entrances, creating a glowing “lantern” effect at the tops of the towers. Automatic controls allow for an attractive glow at night with minimal energy use.

  • Architectural Lighting
  • Sustainable Design
  • Higher Education
  • LEED Gold Certified
    175,000 sq.ft. | 16,258 sq.m.
    $65 M
  • Moore Ruble Yudell
  • Alan Karchmer