Good Fortune: Update

Plans to launch the modern, fast-casual Asian dining concept is back on track as Good Fortune has secured a new home in the popular Botanical Heights neighborhood! V Three Studios will work with restaurateur Corey Smale to bring the concept of Good Fortune to life at its new address located at 1654 Tower Grove Avenue. V3 focused on a simple palette of modern lines and contemporary materials with walnut tables and accents. The main design feature will be the branding of Good Fortune in large-scale neon lights, which is a stark contrast from the simple architectural palette of the 1,310-square-foot space. 

New Additions to the Team

V Three Studios is proud to announce the recent hire of two new team members, Steve Burns and Luke Pulliam. Luke’s dual background in art and architecture and Steve’s background in environmental design and architecture will be valuable additions to V Three’s portfolio. 


Steve is a project manager with over fifteen years of experience. He is adept at the process of architectural design, code analysis, documentation, materials specification and construction administration. He has the ability to effectively communicate and work with building owners, engineers, building officials and contractors. Steve has served as a project architect and project manager for several project types of various scale, for both new construction and renovation.


Over the last 10 years, Luke has provided design and architectural services for innovative and award winning projects in the Pacific Northwest. Whether he is working on residential, commercial, educational, or municipal projects, he collaborates with all stakeholders to deliver a shared project vision. His dual background in art and architecture helps him achieve uniquely creative and functional solutions to meet his clients’ challenges.

CBS Culinary Studio: Update

Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the CBS Radio Culinary Kitchen Studio offers a completely new approach to a performance studio. V Three Studios worked closely with the forward-thinking radio group to design a 1,100-square-foot restaurant grade culinary studio with the feel of a boutique restaurant. The interior features a 16-foot island, state-of-the-art professional appliances, sleek cabinetry and solid surface countertops. The studio is located on the 9th floor of a skyscraper and incorporating strict commercial ventilation and fire suppression code requirements proved to be an interesting design challenge.
V3 worked with the CBS team to incorporate full-stage lighting and professional AV capabilities to capture a wide variety of cooking segments. 70-inch monitors flank a commercial range and serve as a dynamic backsplash depicting the Chicago skyline, CBS branding, guest chef profiles and more. These unique touches allow CBS Radio to reach new audiences in a non-traditional service model that will certainly leave guests coming back for seconds.

Commerce Bank | Branch Transformation

Recognizing the changing environment of traditional banking, Commerce Bank is in the process of updating several of its existing branches across the region with a focus on integrating new technology. V Three Studios is assisting with the renovation process and exploring new possibilities for the future of Commerce Bank.

One of the biggest innovations in modern banking has been the transition from the traditional teller line towards a more open and personalized style of banking. To achieve this, V Three has designed the first ‘banking pod’ for Commerce Bank, which is currently in use at the new branch located in Pekin, IL. This highly functional banking station serves as an all-in-one teller line that breaks down the traditional barriers and allows for a more personal interaction with customers. By replacing many of the outdated teller line components with innovative new technology, the banking pod offers the flexibility to reposition tellers as personal bankers and marketing experts in order to build the bank’s relationship with its communities in a new way.

This unique design opens up numerous possibilities to maximize branch space, including the addition of coffee lounges and exploration areas, community boards and consulting rooms.

Groundbreaking for 4400 Manchester

V Three Studio’s Leif Hauser, along with Restoration St. Louis, Inc. and Raineri Construction, joined Mayor Francis Slay on Wednesday, November 2nd for the official groundbreaking ceremony of the 4400 Manchester project. Located in the heart of St. Louis’ Tower Grove district, this multi-family project will enhance continuity of the streetscape and infuse vitality to the neighborhood by increasing residential density.