Video: Engineering Center Opens Phase I of Renovation

By on July 14, 2017

The Engineering Center of St. Louis, longtime home of the 149-year-old Engineers’ Club of St. Louis, opened the first phase of a renovation which is planned to serve as a hub for engineering and technology in the center of St. Louis’ central corridor Thursday (July 13).

A ribbon cutting ceremony marked the official completion of the first phase of a three-part $3 million program directed at putting the Center at the forefront of St. Louis’ technology future.

Remiger Design is the architect on the project. The $1.5 million first phase of the program consisted of converting the building’s auditorium into a technologically-advanced meeting space. The triangular design of the building, as well as rubble from a building that was demolished on the site presented challenges early in the project. United Construction was the contractor on the first phase project.

The Engineers Club purchased the site on Lindell in the 1920. The Engineers Club of St. Louis is the the third oldest regional organization in the country. In 2015 the separate foundation which owns the building rebranded under the title “Engineering Center of St. Louis” to better reflect the facility’s role as a host to 34 engineering organizations with a total membership of 14,000 engineers. The mission of the Center is to advance the profession of engineering, encourage the next generation of engineers; and raise awareness of current engineering issues.

The Engineering Center building, tucked back from the street on Lindell just east of the New Cathedral is an outstanding example of Mid-Century Modern architecture. Designed by Russell, Mullgardt, Schwarz & Van Hoefen (S&V), it was completed in 1959.

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