Railway Exchange Building Studio Reception & Exhibition

December 10, 2014
21st Floor, Railway Exchange Building, 615 Olive St.

Listen to Freixas and students discuss their plans with St. Louis Public Radio>>

This fall, Downtown STL, Inc. and the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University, in cooperation with the owners of the Railway Exchange Building, have partnered to explore adaptive reuse possibilities for the iconic structure.

At this reception and exhibition, students from Metamorphic Cities: Sustainable Strategies for Adaptive Reuse, a graduate architecture studio led by assistant professor Catalina Freixas, will present their responses to a call for innovative design ideas to reimagine the 21-story high-rise building, reinvigorate the surrounding area, and contribute to the continuing transformation of downtown St. Louis. They will speculate on the future use for the 1.2 acres of vacant space, creating an interface between their design explorations and an important historical and cultural monument for St. Louis. For more information about the studio, read this news release>>

The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature student presentations beginning at 6:30p. RSVP here>>