This week we uncovered a stash of hand sketches we made while working through the design of St. Louis's first Mellow Mushroom that opened in 2016. The general public only gets to see the "winning" design of our projects, and we thought it would be fun to show how designs can change. All of these sketches were made in March of 2015, and our job was a complicated one: not only did we have to

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Often we work with clients at their businesses, and then we're lucky to lend a hand on their homes, too. Such is the case with a longtime business client who came to us when his family wanted to consider options for reshaping their traditional residence. The house cannot expand toward the back of their property, so any addition would be visible from the street. Since the stately colonial revival home has a distinct silhouette, we

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We're consistently surprised by the vision and creativity of our clients. In a stunning transformation, Catering St. Louis is converting an alley -- an alley! -- into a wedding venue and private event space. After acquiring the building north of Oliva on The Hill, the owner wanted to make use of a former alley between the two buildings. After the Kingshighway bridge was renovated a few years ago, the end of the alley was closed off,

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Construction has just begun on the new First Kids Early Childhood Center at First St. Charles United Methodist Church. The renovation includes new classrooms, updated public areas, and a welcoming entrance along the north side of the building. Many of the spaces haven't been improved since the 1970s, and the congregation wanted to put their best face forward to attract busy young families to the fold. With classrooms on three levels, our design team reorganized the

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If you ever wanted to hear about hospitality design and the business of architecture, you can get the story straight from the horse's mouth. Our friend Alexis Zotos interviewed Space Captain Tom Niemeier (not really a horse) for her Meet St. Louis Podcast, where they chatted about his start in architecture, and how he juggles creative work with managing a business. Alexis was a gracious host, and we think you'll enjoy the show. Here's the

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SPACE is pleased to announce that architect John Pitman has joined the board of directors for The St. Louis Art Place Initiative, an effort to create affordable home ownership opportunities for low- to middle-income artists. The first development will be in St. Louis's Gravois Park neighborhood, which is roughly the area within Jefferson Avenue, Chippewa Street, Grand Boulevard, and Cherokee Street. St. Louis Art Place endeavors to create affordable housing by renovating vacant and deteriorating

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Fork and Stix has been critically acclaimed as some of the best Thai food in town, and we were excited to work with the owner to open a sister restaurant, KiiN Essentially Thai, downtown. In addition to some of the core dishes offered at Fork and Stix, KiiN would also offer traditional northern Thai “country” food. The restaurant was a former gift shop in the MX District downtown St. Louis. Featuring a wall of windows and concrete floors,

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