Context/Contrast Part 2: Forum Studio

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Lecture: Amos Harris, Developer;;

Bob Neely, AIA LEED AP BD+C and

Chris Cedergreen, President / Senior Principal

Exhibition and Lecture by Forum Studio Rejuvenating the urban fabric – Designing 600 Washington and the Mercantile Exchange

Opening reception: Friday, March 28 6:00pm to 8:30pm Exhibition runs from March 28 to June 7

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Context/Contrast Part 2: Old North Revitalization

Old North Revitalization

Presenrtation: Sephen Acree, President – Rise; Sean Thomas, Executive Director – Old North St. Louis Restoration Group; and Jarrett Cooper, AIA Vice President – Rosemann & Associates, P.C.

Exhibition and Presentation by Rosemann & Associates Old North Sanit Louis Neighborhood Revitalization: A Vision Realized.

Opening reception:
Thursday. April 3
6:00 to 8:30pm
Exhibition runs from April 3 to June 7

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Context Contrast


New Architecture in Historic Districts 1967-2009

Presented by CEL + AIA NY

Exhibition starts on September 12, 2013

Exhibition ends on March 29, 2014

Context/Contrast asks how the universal charge of ensuring “appropriate” new architecture in historic districts has allowed neighborhoods to evolve without endangering the essential character that makes them worth protecting.

3301 Washington I Saint Louis I Missouri 63103 (across from Urban Chestnut Brewery)

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Context/Contrast Part 2: St. Louis

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Lecture: John Sweet, Trustee – William

A. Kerr Foundation and Tim Montgomery, Owner/Principal – TMA Architects on designing the William Kerr Foundation
Opening reception: Friday, February 7 6:00pm to 8:30pm Exhibition runs from February 7 to March 14

Center for Architecture and Design STL + Creative Exchange Lab

3307 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO

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BSA 2nd Annual MLK Legacy Walk/Rally

MLK Event Invite-Feb 22 2014

Come join us for a review of Progress and a Major Announcement!

Saturday, February 22nd from 5-8pm

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STL Design Week: SPOKE Architectural Bike Tour

CEL+SPOKE Architectural Photography competition


Chen Po-Jung winner of CEL+SPOKE Architectural Photography competition (as part of Design week 2013), was getting his check-award and lunch with star architect Rocio Romero.

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Design as a Social Act: An Oral History Documentary By Susanne Cowan and Ayda Melika

Poster-CEL Film Series 2

Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:30-8:00pm Creative Exchange Lab (CEL), Grand Center, 3307 Washington Avenue This documentary film shows how the social upheaval and design shifts of the 1960s to 1980s led to the development of social approaches to designing the built environment. The documentary draws on ten oral history interviews with designers and researchers of […]

Context/Contrast: Kiku Obata and Company December 17th

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CEL OPENS NEW EXHIBIT ON URBAN REDEVELOPMENT THE REGIONAL ARTS COMMISSION BUILDING BY KIKU OBATA AND COMPANY FEATURED December 11, 2013 St. Louis MO. Creative Exchange Lab/The Center for Architecture and Design Saint Louis (CEL) will open the next exhibition in the new series “CONTEXT\CONTRAST: PART2 ST. LOUIS” at its Locust St. location on December 17, from […]

Workshop at CELab with Dr. Susanne Cowan: Techniques for Interest Based Negotiation

CELab Techniques for Interest Based Negotiation

Techniques for Interest Based Negotiation This workshop will focus on techniques for negotiating collaborative decisions on challenging policy conflicts. While the class will focus on how to apply these techniques for urban issues, these skills are transferable to many forms of negotiation including personal, professional, and political conflicts.

Empowerment by Design November 26th


St. Louis, MO November 26, 2013 To design is to solve problems, and it is by nature multi-disciplinary. By definition design is an activity of ideation, creativity, planning, and production that shapes the quality of our living environment, and in so doing promoting economic development. “Empowerment by Design” is a CELab initiative that was started in 2008 […]

CRE8 (Create) November 30th

CRE8 (Create)

CRE8 (Create) A collaboration of artists from a plethora of disciplines who gather together and create meaningful works that empower the community. November 30th 2720 N. 14th Street 5pm – 8pm Free

Context/Contrast Part 2: St. Louis


New Exhibition Series Explores 20 Years of the Built Environment Culture in St. Louis

Principals of Axi:Ome llc featured in first exhibition.

St. Louis, MO, November 10, 2013 The Creative Exchange Lab /Center for Architecture and Design Saint Louis (CEL) will open the first exhibition in the new series “CONTEXT\CONTRAST: ST. LOUIS” at its Washington Avenue location on November 22, from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m.

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Symbolic: March of ’63 – 50 Years Later


2nd Annual MLK Legacy Walk/Rally presented by Beloved Streets of America Saturday, August 24th, 2013 Rock Road Metrolink Station (corner of MLK Blvd. & Hamilton) Registration: 10am Walk: 11am Event: 12pm – 1:30pm   

CEL + The Beloved Street of America


The Beloved Streets of America organization, in collaboration with Creative Exchange Lab, would like to invite you to an event on: Monday April 29th from 5:30-7:30pm  Address:  2720 N. 14th St., St louis, Mo. (14th and St. Louis Avenue across from Crown Candy). Light hors d’oeuvres and music will be provided along with a short program and presentation […]

Bridging The Gap


Join us at the exhibition featuring the work of members of Alpha Rho Chi in our downtown exhibition space! The exhibit highlights the connection between various art forms, conveying the incredible ways in which architecture and art can benefit each other when engaged in a symbiotic relationship. Friday, March 22. 6-9 pm. 635 Locust St.

Chatillion DeMenil Fund Raiser


Creative Exchange Lab reception in collaboration with Old North Restoration and Eco-village CWE. St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, coctails and buffet. / 314.256.9317  

Buildings=Energy Exhibition

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Featuring the work of internationally renowned firms such as Arup, Atelier Ten, and Perkins+Will, among others, Buildings=Energy incorporates photography, video, architectural drawings, and panel displays in an effort to rethink the modern building, both illuminating and deepening our ongoing conversation about energy consumption in the built environment. ———————————————————————— 635 Locust St. in the MX Building   […]

Biomimicry: The Sidewinder Snake


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 5:30 PM Student Presentation: The Sidewinder SnakePeter Hernandez, Tyler Johnson, Daniel Tish On The View: October 4 – 21, 2012Open to the Public,Free Admission CEL Downtown Exhibition Space in the MX Building635 Locust I Saint Louis I Missouri 63102(at the northeast corner of Locust & 7th)

Student Presentations: “Biokinetics in Architecture”


Sustainable Research-Based Designs by Architecture & Urban Design Students at the Sam Fox School of Design & Arts, Washington University St. Louis. ———————————————————————— Opening Reception: Thursday, October 4, 5-8 pm Introduction Presentation by Catalina Freixas, LEED, AP (BD+C), Senior Lecturer at Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis ———————————————————————— […]

“Modern Prefab” – Rocio Romero


July 25, 7 pm Lecture Series: “Modern Prefab” – Rocio Romero is a celebrated Chilean-American architectural designer who is actively involved in residential home design and construction in the U.S., Chile, France, and Canada. In addition to her acclaimed line of prefabricated homes — the LV Series — Romero’s design work includes commercial interiors, custom […]

Louis Sullivan Screening in The Wainwright Building


We would like to share our excitement for screening the documentary, “Louis Sullivan: The Struggle for American Architecture” inside one of his most well-known buildings. Please join us this Saturday for the screening in the Wainwright Building (111 N 7th St) at 7:30 pm The film starts at 8, reception at 7:30 with free food […]

Lecture Series: Emily Andrews & Katy Mike


635 Locust St. August 8, 7 pm “Indicators of Building Green Success in the St. Louis Region” – Emily Andrews As executive director of the USGBC-STL, Emily Andrews has emerged as a leading advocate for cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings in St. Louis. Her primary responsibilities with USGBC-STL include providing outreach, education and advocacy for […]

“Harvesting Wind Energy” – Derrick Weisbrod, Freiezo


635 Locust St. August 7, 7 pm. Wind power is becoming a growing choice for personal and corporate energy production, with increases in efficiency and radical new designs paving the way towards widespread usage. Learn about the residential wind power industry and how to best choose and integrate a wind turbine into building design with […]

Summer Lecture Series: Perceptions + Realities of Sustainable Practice


Please join the Creative Exchange Lab for the summer lecture series: “Perceptions + Realities of Sustainable Practice” held in CEL’s downtown exhibition space on the corner of 7th  and Locust St, 635 Locust Street, St. Louis. Lectures are at various weekdays, at 7 pm or 12:30 pm. Free and Open to Public. July 31, 7 pm […]