Rocio Romero Product-line Debut

We are delighted to announce that star Architect Rocio Romero will be launching her product line at CEL- The Center for Architecture + Design StL. at a cocktail reception on Thursday November 6, from 6-8 p.m. at the CEL location.

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Join CEL this evening, Thursday, September 25
as we celebrate DESIGN WEEK 2014 -STL with Heather Woofter and Sung Ho Kim of Axi:Ome llc in a conversation about The Grand Center Artwalk Project
from 6-8 PM CEL – The Center for Architecture + Design STL
3307 Washington Ave

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TEDxGatewayArch City2.1, Jasmin ABER

TEDxGatewayArch City2.1, Jasmin ABER

Jasmin Aber – Executive Director CEL, presents her research and ideas about urban renewal through the creative process.

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ARTWALK, The Grand Center Model

Creative Exchange Lab – The Center for Architecture and Design STL (CEL) is opening a new exhibition in the Great Streets series with a gallery talk and discussion revolving around the large model of the planned ARTWALK for Grand Center.

Who: Heather Woofter and Sung Ho Kim
What: Exhibition opening “ARTWALK” The big idea and the large scale model
When: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 from 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Where: CEL Grand Center – 3307 Washington Avenue, St. Louis MO

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Great Streets Project : Grand Center

An idea so big it takes five nights to cover

Creative Exchange Lab – The Center for Architecture + Design STL (CEL) will open its next exhibition,Great Streets Project: Grand Center, that will kick off five events in May, June and July with the first two presentations on Thursday May 22nd and Friday, May 23rd at its Grand Center location, 3307 Washington Ave. from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. on both evenings.

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New Exhibition + Opening Reception

Emerging Talent – Design Professionals

an exhibition of new work by


Opening Friday, April 18 6:00–10:00 PM

3307 Washington Ave Saint Louis, MO 63103

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Dinner DESIGNed for Convivial Cross-Pollination at CEL a hub for DESIGN

3307 Washington Saint Louis Missouri 63103

Thursday 13 March 6pm cocktails

7 – 8 pm dinner buffet

with community design guru Mark Abbott

and a diverse mix of St Louisans with heads full of great ideas – including you.

Please RSVP 314-401-9797 or

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Context/Contrast Part 2: Forum Studio

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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) 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

Energy=Buildings Flyer

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 […]