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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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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In theory, infill housing is a great idea. You have a vacant or underutilized lot in an established neighborhood, and a visionary property owner or developer comes in and builds a new home in that spot. Among other things, infill housing maintains the density of established neighborhoods, increases property values around it, and prevents sprawl. This is good, right? Of course it is. However, the quality of the design and construction of infill varies widely,

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            Tom Niemeier Tom Niemeier, founder of SPACE Architecture + Design Studio, has been elected to the American Institute of Architects St. Louis’ Board of Directors as a director. His two-year term begins January 1, 2013. A proud Wildcat, Niemeier is a graduate of Kansas State University and is a lifelong St. Louisan. He founded SPACE in 2005, and the firm has grown from a one-man office to a crew

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Yep, all of our moms are proud tonight because we brought home another American Institute of Architects Award, this time an Award of Merit for our design of the brand-new Pi Pizzeria at the Mercantile Exchange Building (the "MX") downtown St. Louis. As beautiful as the restaurant turned out, SPACE can't take all the credit -- the folks at Pi gave Project Architect Kyle Nottmeier and Interior Designer Elizabeth Cockrell the creative freedom to produce an

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