In architecture and construction, there are good surprises and bad surprises. Good surprises: a glorious rendering of a meticulously detailed space that is within (or below!) budget. Bad surprises: the floor not looking the way you thought it would, or not having enough lighting above a crucial work area. As much as we relish a good design meeting with a few well-timed theatrics, we never want you to experience a bad surprise when everything is

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A steady stream of business has allowed us to hire some of St. Louis' extraordinary local talent. (And yes, St. Louis is a goldmine for some of the most innovative and creative designers anywhere. Don't let anybody tell you any different.) We've added one more accomplished architect and another architectural designer to our crew: Say hello to Amanda Truemper and Greg Turner. Amanda Truemper A native of St. Louis, Amanda has had a whirlwind career

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It's going to take awhile. It's normal for it to take awhile, and you have to fight your way through that. We stumbled across this video over the weekend, and we can't recommend it enough. This will give a boost of confidence to young design professionals, but it's also welcome advice for seasoned designers who feel like they're in a slump. Take two minutes to watch this slickly-produced video featuring the musings of public radio's

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Greg Kiger and his team of talented filmmakers at Once Films made a terrific video of us back in 2010, and he just updated it with some new faces and completed projects. Take a

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Webster Roots Our first connection to Adam Tilford of Milagro Modern Mexican began with SPACE's own Dee Ryan, who decided to poke her head in the door of the vacated space in Webster Groves that had previously been home to The Natural Fact Deli and before that, Swifty’s. Inside she found Adam and family, diligently working to adapt the space into a new concept for St. Louis: Modern Mexican cuisine. While they did not have

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Some of you will be surprised to see our 2nd SPACE blog, just a week since our first one. Trust me when I say there is no shortage of material! From interesting clients, projects, process and the staff, the hardest decision is to decide what to write about first. For this one, I decided to talk about something that makes SPACEdifferent from any other design firm in the Lou, at least to my knowledge. By

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Finally. The first word is down. After gentle prodding, enthusiastic encouragement, and even a few snarky tweets, the first SPACE blog has begun. I'm Tom Niemeier, founder of SPACE, LLC., just a little ole architecture firm in St. Louis, Missouri. Most likely, I will be writing this blog, although I sincerely hope I can coerce other members of the very talented staff to contribute. So I had to ask myself several times what exactly will

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