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SELF-SIMILARITY; In the spirit of Buckminster Fuller

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Friday, Feb 3, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

CEL Center for Architecture + Design Stl.
3307 Washington Avenue, St. Louis Mo. 63104

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HSSU Masterplan

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CEL is collaborating with Harris-Stowe State University on their masterplan project Some of the outcomes we hope to see are the followings: Neighborhood outcomes: a neighborhood that is financially stable a diverse community (mixed-income/financial diversity, demographic, gender, ethnicity, race) productively engaged citizenry a community that is integrated into the region/connectivity aesthetic neighborhood (nice appearance) a […]


A+R+T in Grand Center

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Grand Center has a new public art installation! ART at Grand Center is an interactive illuminated metal sculpture located near Strauss Park on the side of the 3526 Washington Building, proving that art can truly be everywhere. Learn more about the installation by clicking the image!


Laumeier Hunt+Gather Proposal Project

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Proposal for the Laumeier Sculpture Park Hunt and Gather project


Sweet Potato Project Youth and Sylvester Brown visiting CEL

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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 […]


Clay Workshop Photos

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Workshop 1: July 11, 2015                                     Workshop 2: July 18, 2015                                                       […]


Building=Energy exhibition photos

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St. Louis Follies Ideas competition

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The St. Louis Follies Competition was conceived by Jasmin Aber as an outgrowth of the Market Street Charrette, an intensive, weekend-long design session sponsored last October by the St. Louis Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Aber organized the follies competition with Heather Woofter and Sung Ho Kim — both assistant professors of architecture as well as principals of the firm Axi:Ome llc. All three served on the competition jury, which Aber chaired. Other jurors included Eric Mumford, Ph.D., associate professor of architecture and Director of the Urban Design Program; Adam Whiton of MIT’s Media Lab; Carl Ray Miller, associate professor at the Art Institute of Chicago; and Kevin McGowan of McGowan/Walsh Urban Developers.

For more information visit http://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/8640.aspx or www.stlfollies.com.


Rocio Romero event photos

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Build Your City in Clay – A Summer Youth Workshop

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CEL is excited to host a summer youth clay workshop titled:

Build Your City in Clay – handbuilding with clay

When: first workshop starts on July 11
Location: CEL Center for Architecture + Design StL

For more info. and/or registration: email: ja@creativeexchangelab.com or by calling: 314 256 9317

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Symbolic: March of ’63 – 50 Years Later

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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

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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

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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.


“Modern Prefab” – Rocio Romero

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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 […]


Bill Cunningham New York

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*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

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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 Ray Eames release in 2011, “Eames: The Architect and the Painter.”  The Eames epitomized a practice that moved gracefully between architecture, painting, furniture design and film.  Please […]


Urbanized by Gary Hustwit

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Please join the Creative Exchange Lab for the screening held in CEL’s downtown exhibition space on the corner of 7th  and Locust St, 635 Locust Street, St. Louis. As human populations rise and more people inhabit cities, architects must re-calibrate design strategies. CEL’s week on Urbanism looks at the phenomena of unprecedented urban expansion with the […]


The Cove (2009)

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Academy Award® Winner for Best Documentary of 2009, THE COVE follows an elite team of activists, filmmakers and freedivers as they embark on a covert mission to penetrate a remote and hidden cove in Taiji, Japan, shining a light on a dark and deadly secret. Utilizing state-of-the-art techniques, including hidden microphones and cameras in artificial […]


Design Film Series

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Please join the Creative Exchange Lab for the first screening in our Design Film Series held in CEL’s downtown exhibition space on the in the MX Buildng at the corner of 7th and Locust St, 635 Locust Street, St. Louis.  This week’s film is the second in a four-part series focusing on “Ecology,” “Urbanism,” “Design,” “Fashion,” […]


Louis Sullivan: the Struggle for American Architecture

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Please join the Creative Exchange Lab for the first screening in our Design Film Series held in CEL’s downtown exhibition space on the corner of 7th  and Locust St, 635 Locust Street, St. Louis.  The acclaimed film “Louis Sullivan: the Struggle for American Architecture” is directed by Mark Richard Smith and offers a portrayal of the […]


Cel is a Vision, an Inspiration

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It started in the mind of the designer, artist, or engineer who needed a space to work, exhibit, and network. This need evolved into a platform for those working in the creative fields.


Cel is Collaboration

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A dynamic forum, challenging artists, designers, and entrepreneurs to step outside their comfort zone and make something extraordinary through networking and collaboration.


Cel is a Space

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Space for creatives with the freedom to exchange ideas and collaborate. Creativity needs space to make itself manifest.