Sverdrup Complex

The Sverdrup Complex was a welcome addition to the campus when it opened in 1988. Lack of classroom space had forced the university to hold classes in Nerinx Hall, a nearby Catholic high school. Webster also lost the use of the Plymouth building, a former elementary school owned by the Webster Groves School District, when it was sold to developers in 1984.

The new Sverdrup building became the home for business & management, media communications, and computer studies. At the time it was opened, the facilities were considered state-of-the-art, especially in the media department.

The building is named for General Leif J. Sverdrup, founder of the engineering firm Sverdrup Corporation (now part of Jacobs.) General Sverdrup was instrumental in raising funds to insure the financial stability of Webster in the 1970s.

8300 Big Bend Boulevard, 63119

Place Type

Webster Groves Home Campus

Upcoming Events

Kinematifest 10

Kinematifest 10 panel discussions and masterclass: 10:00am - Registration in Sverdrup lobby 11:00am - Rob Santos panel 12:00pm - Doug Hamilton panel 1:00pm...

4/22 10am
Kinematifest 10

2:00pm in Sverdrup 123 Floyd Norman presents his life and work as part of Kinematifest 10. Back in the mid-1950s, Mr. Norman was the first black animator...

4/22 2pm
Kinematifest 10

In Winifred Moore Auditorium: 7:30pm - Floyd Norman: An Animated Life (Michael Fiore, Erik Sharkey, 2016, USA, 94 min.) An intimate journey through the life...

4/22 7:30pm

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Sverdrup Complex

Sverdrup Complex posted a photo 9/4/2013