Past Events

Sweet Potato Project Youth and Sylvester Brown visiting CEL

July 13, 2015 We had The Sweet Potato Project youth and Sylvester Brown visiting CEL Center for Architecture + Design Stl. It was such a great day, students came up with very interesting questions, and had a thought-provoking discussions with some jaw-dropping ideas ideas and sketches for a Sweet Potato Farm and Building! We had some […]

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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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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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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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

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 […]

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 […]

Bill Cunningham New York

*LOCATION CHANGE* The film will be shown at 312 8th Street downtown in an air-conditioned space _ The Creative Exchange Lab acknowledges fashion as an important piece of designing our physical environment.  The film Bill Cunningham New York aligns with CEL’s view of fashion as part of the landscape of places in its celebration of attire on […]

Eames: The Architect and the Painter

*LOCATION CHANGE* The film will be shown at 312 8th Street downtown in an air-conditioned space. Food for this screening is courtesy of Local Harvest Downtown _ Design as a multi-faceted and multi-scaled practice is addressed in our week dedicated to “design” generally.  For this theme, CEL has selected the acclaimed documentary about Charles and […]

Buildings = Energy Exhibition

Scientists tell us that climate change is very real, man-made and linked to our built environment.  City living may be a sustainable approach, but our cities are already feeling the effects of global warming. This change is caused by the emission of greenhouse gases, or “carbon emissions,” into the atmosphere. One of the primary sources […]

Lecture Series | North Side Workshop

The Lecture “Socially Engaged Art in North St. Louis” by Juan William Chavez & Kiersten Torrez is Tuesday. August 14, 7 pm at 635 Locust Street, 63102 St. Louis