St. Louis

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.

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.

Missouri Athletic Club

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For more than three decades, the Missouri Athletic Club has been considering renovations to its existing two-story West County fitness building. With a smart and cohesive master plan presented by V Three Studios, the MAC is finally on track to transform the 1970s outdated building into a modern fitness experience.

The proposed design includes reconfiguring a portion of the existing racquetball court modules to allow for conversion to other fitness uses including yoga, spin classes, cardio workout rooms, resistance training and youth programming. The existing weight room will be expanded, with the addition of new offices and a two-level viewing lounge that overlooks the newly glazed racquetball courts.

The CORE at Newstead

V Three Studios has partnered with local developers and contractors to revitalize residential housing in the Grove entertainment district, and national media is taking note! The New York Times recently featured one of the modern single-family homes designed by V Three Studios for the CORE @ South Newstead

The featured home in The New York Times’ Real Estate section – 4432 Vista Ave. – is one of forty-six contemporary, high-quality homes that are part of an overall master planned housing project set in motion by Washington University’s School of Medicine and designed by V Three Studios. With open floor plans that work well for entertaining and modern living, the CORE at South Newstead fills the gap in the market for custom homes within the city limits. Details include maintenance free exterior siding, premium windows, vaulted ceilings, custom tile flooring and solid surface countertops.

4432 Vista Ave. gives New Yorkers a glimpse of affordable housing in the in-demand Grove neighborhood, but those looking to stay put in the Empire State are in luck – V3 is licensed in New York, too!

Commerce Bank | Natural Bridge Renovation

Commerce Bank recently celebrated the ongoing transformations to its St. Louis-area branches with a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Natural Bridge branch renovation. Located at 4402 Natural Bridge, this combined renovation and addition is one of the bank’s first local efforts to minimize its footprint while strengthening its presence in a geographic location that is otherwise underserved. 

Looking to consolidate its branch locations to a smaller footprint, Commerce Bank turned to V Three Studios to design a branch that could offer up all the bank’s capabilities from a 2,000-square-foot space. Working with the existing 1,200-square-foot space, V3 helped breathe new life into the very small and complex project by updating interior finishes and incorporating tech-enabled consulting rooms that offer video networking capabilities. This brings all the services Commerce Bank has to offer into a single location by allowing the Natural Bridge branch to access additional expertise offered at other branch and office locations.  Picking up on the architectural cues of the existing building, V3 was able to design exterior additions that maintain the integrity of the building’s original aesthetic. The new wings allow interior spaces to be appropriately scaled and provide a more holistic customer experience. With the successful opening of the Natural Bridge branch, Commerce Bank has shown its commitment to reinvesting in the St. Louis City area.