McMurtry Building

Project Description

The McMurtry Building, Home of Art & Art History Dept., will serve as an interdisciplinary hub for the arts at Stanford. It will further the ongoing development of the Arts District at the entrance to campus. The new facility, named in recognition of Deedee and Burt McMurtry (MS ’59, PhD ’62), will be a cornerstone in Stanford’s initiative to enhance and expand the role the arts play throughout campus.

The McMurtry Building will house undergraduate art practice studios (including painting, drawing, sculpture, experimental media and digital production, photography, printmaking, design), film screening, film editing, classrooms and seminar rooms, along with the Art and Architecture Library, and gallery space for student work.

The McMurtry Building is to be located at 355 Roth Way located between the Cantor Arts Center and Parking Structure 1, on the site of the previously demolished Anatomy Building.


Project Data

Department/School Humanities and Sciences
Architect Diller Scofidio + Renfro/Boora Architects
Contractor Whiting-Turner
Gross Square Feet 100,000 gsf
Construction Schedule Summer 2013–Spring 2015
Project Manager Susan Rozakis
Project Website N/A


 Current Activity

Current Work
  • Site Foundations
Safety Reminders
  • No unauthorized persons may enter the construction site without authorization of Whiting Turner.
  • Any Stanford visitor to the site needs to be authorized by Department of Project Management.
  • Hard hats, closed toe shoes and long pants are required on the jobsite at all times.
  • General construction hours: Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 5:00pm.
  • Construction impacts including: noise, back-up bells, etc.
  • Expect construction traffic and vehicles, please use caution while driving, walking or biking in the vicinity.
  • There will be dust and noise associated with this work.
Notes For additional information on this project or other projects, call the Infoline @ (650) 723-5986 or contact the project manager,  Susan Rozakis .