Multi-phase renovation, designed by REMIGER DESIGN, brings historic center into new era of engineering
REMIGER DESIGN, a St. Louis-based planning, architecture and interior design firm, along with the Engineering Center of St. Louis are pleased to announce the groundbreaking ceremony for the Center’s multi-phase renovation project. The groundbreaking will be held on Wednesday, December 14 at 10:30 a.m. at the Engineering Center of St. Louis located at 4359 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108. Established in 1868 and formerly named the Engineers Club of St. Louis, the Center serves as a central meeting place for the engineering community now representing more than 14,000 engineers. The renovation project, designed by REMIGER DESIGN, will help give the center a new face for the engineering profession in St. Louis and help enhance its efforts to increase public engagement and student development throughout the St. Louis area.
“For almost 150 years, the Engineering Center has been a cornerstone in the St. Louis engineering community,” said Nicole Young, president of the Engineering Center of St. Louis. “We are the third oldest engineering society in America, and thrilled to be breaking ground on this momentous renovation project and creating a space that will promote and support the fostering and development of a wide range of programs and initiatives.”
With construction work by United Construction, the first phase of the project will involve converting the building’s auditorium into a technologically advanced meeting space. The renovation will create a flexible and modern environment that will be used by the Engineering Center to collaborate with its 30 affiliated organizations, partner with local schools and businesses and encourage greater student development in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
“It has been an honor working on this renovation project with the Engineering Center, an organization that has made so many significant contributions to the engineering profession,” said Vern Remiger, president of REMIGER DESIGN. “The restoration project we are working on with United Construction will provide the ability for the center to continue to make a lasting impact on the St. Louis engineering community and the engineering industry as a whole.”
During the ceremony, the Engineering Center will honor Breck Washam, Vice President & General Manager of Burns & McDonnell, and George Tomazi, past president of the Engineering Center, for their generous support. Nicole Young, President of the Engineering Center, Barry Koenemann, President of United Construction and Vern Remiger will also serve as honorary groundbreakers at the ceremony.
Phase one of the multi-phase renovation project is scheduled to be completed in the Spring of 2017. Additional stages of the project will include a redesigned fellowship hall, a new STEM learning facility and new updates to the building’s exterior.
“The Engineers Club of St. Louis (now known as the Engineering Center of St. Louis) is the third oldest engineering organization in the U.S.A. and the oldest west of the Mississippi. I have a special place in my heart for the Club because I was able to follow in the immediate footsteps of the true giants in our profession who were also true community leaders,” remarked George Tomazi, retired Director of Design and Construction at Mallinckrodt, and donor and Past President of the Engineering Center. “As such, there is an inherent obligation to continue to honor their contributions, and supporting the Club is one way to accomplish that.”
The Engineering Center of St. Louis, located at 4359 Lindell Blvd, is home to more than 30 affiliated professional societies.
REMIGER DESIGN is a St. Louis-based planning, architecture and interior design firm specializing in the planning and design of commercial and corporate facilities.