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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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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Brian, Don and Mark have been busy the last few months in the shop, and here is a little peek at some of the work they've been doing! Live-edge walnut dining table with removable leaves on each end. Modern outdoor bench for the pickup area at the Montessori Lab School in Grand Center. We pulled the old Gringo sign out of storage, and Brian brought it back to life for its new home at the

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It's finally Friday and we've got cold boozy drinks on the mind already. Seems like a good time to share some renderings of the new Narwhals' at The Streets of St. Charles, scheduled to open in the spring. (Click on the images to enlarge them.) Located just south of Highway 70 at the river, the brand-new building is still under construction, but we'll be ready to hit the ground running as soon as the space

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