Science, Technology & Research

In May 2014, we celebrated completion of a major campus improvement project (a new performing arts center, a new athletic center, an enlarged and renovated student Commons, and an expanded Quadrangle). We knew the next big project would be an overhaul of our science and library facilities ~ perhaps in time for the school's 100th anniversary in 2023. But before the grass in the new Quad had fully taken root, a handful of families came forward and said, "We need to do this now." And we are!

The Science, Technology and Research (STAR) Building

The science building and library will be replaced with one larger building. The new building will square off the Quad, soften the end zone of the football field, preserve Graduation Grove, and provide an attractive facade from the Price Road parking lot. The facility will provide more than 75,000 square feet of space on three levels to bring science, computer science, engineering, family and consumer science, and the library under one roof.

We are building on an accelerated schedule, and our goal is to open doors on the new facility, rated at LEED Gold, by the fall of 2018. Our library resources are in temporary quarters on the second floor of the student Commons, and our science classrooms and labs are housed in two fully equipped, temporary structures on the south side of campus. Family & Consumer Science is on the second floor of the Athletic Center. Computer science and engineering remain in the Brauer Building.

If you have any questions or would like to support the new building, please contact Lane S. O'Shea, director of development and alumni programs ( / 314-993-4045 ext. 256).

View from the south

View from the west

View from the parking lot