WUSTL Olin Library Transformation | St. Louis, MO

V Three Studios was selected in the summer of 2015 to work with Ann Beha Architects (ABA) as the local, associate architect for the highly-anticipated renovation of the John M. Olin Library – the academic centerpiece of Washington University in St. Louis’ Danforth Campus. Fast-forward three years and Washington University Libraries has officially debuted the Olin Library Transformation project with new spaces and resources for learning, research and teaching.

Close collaboration between V3, ABA and Washington University helped streamline the planning, design and construction phases for the $13.5 million renovation project. The high-functioning team worked together to improve the library’s overall design, increase its square footage, allow it to better meet the demands of current users, and respond to the ever-evolving advancements in information technology. V3’s primary responsibilities included the design of the expanded in-library Whispers Café, which features the four-story glass volume of the Newman Tower of Collections and Exploration rising within its atrium. Because of V3’s extensive knowledge in food service design, they became an invaluable resource to ABA by stepping in to provide food service consultation during every step of the project.

The 45,200-square-foot renovation of the Olin Library Transformation allows the building to adapt to current technologies and modern library functions while creating new connections between the users and staff and reinforcing the library as the heart of the campus for years to come.

Beasley Broadcasting Studio | Philadelphia, PA

Beasley Media Group in Philadelphia has partnered with V Three Studios to consolidate and renovate its existing 32,000-square-foot facility, including the addition of a 50-seat performance studio. The consolidation will bring the company’s five stations – including talk and production studios – and supporting offices to one floor, allowing for a more cohesive and connected experience for both staff and visitors.

The design incorporates a central public core, including a new formal entry lobby, flanked by a corporate board room and multi-purpose break/lounge room. To provide overflow space for large venues, a new performance studio will be positioned on axis with the multipurpose room. The new office and support spaces maximize the infiltration of natural light, while glazed office fronts and frameless glazed partitions help to improve internal visibility and openness. The project is expected to finalize by early 2020.

Museum of Beer | San Diego, CA

Known for designing the National Blues Museum in St. Louis, V3 has been selected by Museum of Beer (MOB) in America’s Craft Beer Capital of San Diego to design a hands-on tasting adventure that engages beer enthusiasts through immersive exhibits and interactive experiences.

Initial renderings by V3 have been conceptualized for exhibits including “The Perfect Pour,” an immersive display where guests can simulate the process of pouring the perfect brew behind the bar, and “Hoppy People Unite,” a feel good and ever evolving exhibit that unites guests through their MOB experience.

Learfield HQ Renovation | Plano, TX

Learfield, a leading collegiate sports multimedia and marketing firm, recently worked with longtime partner V Three Studios to retrofit its Plano, Texas headquarters into a collaborative, idea-driven environment for the company’s innovative staff. The new space needed to accommodate the company’s growth from a traditional broadcasting business to a broader media content creator, as well as meet the demands of today’s media technology. V3’s knowledge of the evolution of technology in media broadcast, as well as their understanding of Learfield’s identity and passion for college sports, made them the natural choice for the project.

The features of the renovated 5th floor suites include collaborative spaces for Learfield’s internal marketing, sales and content development teams. A major goal of the project was to break up any company silos and allow employees to become more connected. V3 was able to create the desired open environment by minimizing private office spaces, using fewer walls and utilizing glass where acoustical separation was needed. Strategically placed glass fronted “phone booths” were introduced for phone calls and one on one meetings. A new open format break area encourages employees to work, collaborate, and create in different settings. Together, each of these features contribute to a more nimble and productive multimedia and marketing company ready for the future.  

Parlor Social Club & Nug Shack Food Trailer

When you combine an arcade bar and music venue with one of the area’s most popular fried chicken spots, it makes for a finger-lickin’ nightlife experience. Parlor Social Club has joined forces with Byrd & Barrel to launch the much-anticipated Nug Shack Food Trailer, which celebrated its grand opening last month. V Three Studios was hired for architectural design and permitting services for Parlor Social Club and worked with Sean Baltzell and his ownership team to coordinate games, interior design options, artwork and occupancy changes to the white box space. V Three then worked with Byrd & Barrel to make sure their new food trailer was being built to fit Parlor's patio and worked within St. Louis City's Code and Occupancy requirements. 

The Nug Shack Food Trailer marks the first time a non-motorized food trailer was installed in the Forest Park South East neighborhood. While the project didn’t have a route to occupancy through normal channels, V Three worked with all departments of the City to provide a solution that assured everyone's safety and concerns, while still providing the fun experience envisioned by these two great St. Louis businesses.