St. Louis, Missouri

Looking to transform an outdated building from the 1980s into a state-of-the-art facility for its School of Communications, Webster University in St. Louis turned to V Three Studios to assist in the complete master planning and redesign of Sverdrup Hall. 

Originally built for the School of Business, the existing 66,000-square-foot building included antiquated learning, office and supporting environments that were not conducive to modern methods of teaching. V3 assisted in the design of modernized teaching spaces, a collaborative media lab, video production studio, active learning lab, game design lab, and a flexible office suite. The multi-phase renovation of Sverdrup Hall was completed in mid-2018.

It is incredible to be teaching in the renovated Sverdrup Hall. As faculty, we’re all feeling the positive impact from teaching in rooms with more space, updated technology, and the ability to foster more collaborative learning experiences. However, we collectively agree that the impact on students has been palpable; impression and environment have an overall positive impact and I’m seeing that reaction regularly with my students.
— Aaron AuBuchon, Department Chair of Digital and Photographic Media