“ . . . very playful . . . they reinterpreted how to create light as art . . .”
The project incorporates elements of transparency and color to contribute to the high level of activity along Delmar. The facade and building massing reflect the verticality and scale of the adjacent buildings. The project extends the existing network of retail outlets that define this urban district, infilling a prominent street corner site that was previously empty. Residence life holds a sustainability summit each year and meets with incoming residents to discuss the energy saving systems and sustainable initiatives (such as point of use HVAC controls, occupancy sensors, and bike facilities) that will be a part of their life in the building.
“We are very interested in the connectivity of our institution with its community both globally and locally. By embedding students in this vibrant neighborhood of St. Louis during their time of study in a supportive academic housing community administered by Residential Life, we hope this project offers a model for other universities as they look for ways to stabilize and revitalize areas adjacent to campus and form strategic partnerships with the community,” says Nancy Marshall, Project Manager.
William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc.; also Tao + Lee Associates, Inc.; LeMessurier Consultants, Inc.; KPFF Consulting Engineers; Stephen Stimson Associates; James Fetterman Landscape Architects [DTLS]; Ross & Baruzzini; Cole; Horton Lees Brogden Lighting; R.W. Sullivan Group; Kalin Associates; Open Fields Design; Forum Studio; Geotechnology, Inc.; Acentech; Walker Parking Consultants; Paric Corporation