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Music Construction, V Three Studios Team to Complete Phase II Sverdrup Complex Work

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By KERRY SMITH, EDITOR, ST. LOUIS CONSTRUCTION NEWS AND REVIEW MAGAZINE

Project partners Musick Construction and V Three Studios have completed an interior renovation at Webster University’s Sverdrup Complex.

The 2,700-square-foot space is in the School of Communications. The project, according to Musick Construction Vice President Neal Murphy, was part of an ongoing, phased effort to renovate the Sverdrup Complex. Interior renovation work began in May 2021 and completed in July 2021.

“Isolating the renovation area while keeping the rest of the Sverdrup Complex operational was a challenge,” said Murphy. “Completing all work in preparation for the students’ return in August also proved to be challenging, but we all made it happen.”

V Three Studios Principal/Owner Kurt Kerns said the space is directly adjacent to a previously renovated area in the Sverdrup Complex that was completed in 2018.

“It’s a versatile annex to the East Wing of the school’s primary communications building,” Kerns said. “The space serves as an audio/video equipment storage and check-out center for students.”

The just-completed space includes a cast concrete desk as a warehouse for placing audio/video equipment and slat wall coverings in the storage area to provide flexible options for storing equipment. A bold, color-blocked wall reminiscent of vintage TV test patterns greets visitors.

Musick Construction acted as the construction manager and has an ongoing working relationship with Webster University, as does V Three Studios.

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Musick, L Keeley Building New Facility for Commerce Bank at Lindbergh and Clayton

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By KERRY SMITH, EDITOR, ST. LOUIS CONSTRUCTION NEWS AND REVIEW MAGAZINE

Come November, Commerce Bank customers will have a new full-service banking and wealth management location in Ladue that allows for a balance of the digital solutions customers expect with the human connection they deserve.

Regional Construction Design Manager Josh Hellmann said the approximately 3,100-square-foot full-service banking center sits on the site formerly occupied by Schneithorst’s Restaurant, which closed in December 2019. Commerce Bank’s new location at the southeast corner of Lindbergh Boulevard and Clayton Road will feature full-service banking and Commerce Trust Company’s wealth management arm known as The Private Bank.

Musick Construction began renovation of the existing shell space in February. L Keeley Construction is completing interior finishes now. The location will officially open to customers on Nov. 8.

“This location will give us tremendous visibility and great access,” Hellmann said.

The building is equipped with two points of entry – one for banking and another for wealth management clients – in addition to a walk-up night drop along the north entry, an ATM vestibule, café-style seating, private banking spaces and a conference room. Entries to the new building are touchless.

Wood and stone complement a neutral palette of the banking center’s interior to add warmth and texture.

“This is our first project for Commerce Bank,” said Clayton Rehkemper, project manager for L Keeley Construction. “We’re delighted to work for them.”

L Keeley’s work included installing demountable glass partitions as flexible, movable glass office fronts.

V Three Studios is the architect, with Color Art providing furniture and other interiors.

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