Museum Modern in South St Louis City

In 2021, I trademarked the phrase Museum Modern based on a style reminiscent of Mid-Century Modern (Circa 1950-1970). The famous style still has merit and is cherished by a new generation of young people in the new 21st century. Museum Modern adds a layer on top of the original style, with a concentration of creative arts and original pieces of art incorporated within.

When a repeat client provided me with the opportunity to design their new home with a freehand for design, I applied Museum Modern as the basis for the project. The importance of sculptural geometry, nature and sustainability, and the importance of artworks inside and outdoors warrants a strong and unique approach for the project.

The exterior cubist geometry, using a variety of metal clad and large expanses of glass, create an beacon within the neighborhood. The interior is a warm natural environment with wooden floors and ceilings, tinted flooring, fine cabinetry, and artworks strategically placed for color and surprise.

The facade celebrates a home with personality,  composed of Corten steel along the first floor and silver metal at the second story. Its pair of windows framed in brass, becomes the eyes with the sculptural lips on the ground expressing a welcoming and humorous surprise.

When my clients purchased a city lot, it contained an abandoned community swimming pool. the new home hugs the water feature, with the Living and Dining rooms overlooking the stunning natural environment of the renovated garden pool and outdoor entertainment space as the main feature.

Museum Modern TM

 READY, SET …GO!  The launch of a new project occurs in order to fill a need or when a client wants to test an idea or develop a budget and to explore territory untouched by others.  The entrepreneur forces that are creating new paradigms and new industries make for an exciting time to be at work. Architecture is changing as work, living and play places require new ways to engage and solve new issues for the users. (more…)

Photo Murals

Not too far from our office is a successful company that performs work that most of us have little knowledge.2016-02-24 09.52.39

Who repairs and paints railroad locomotives? You can’t just pull them into a local service station or paint shop like an automobile.

Located in the center of the USA, MetroEast Industries has miles of track just south of their offices in Alorton, Illinois and East St Louis, Il. They have hundreds of railcars and locomotives ready for make-overs. These vehicles arrive tired, rusted and in need of mechanical and and aesthetic repair. (more…)

Clients matter

We wish Pastor Ed Weston well as he retires from Union United Methodist Church in Belleville, Illinois. Under his leadership, the church trustees achieved many mileposts with their church building and property during a period of ten years. U-Studios was involved in many of them, including the expansion of administrative office, new entrance lobby, remodel of the sanctuary, classroom expansion and planning, children’s day care and exterior renovations. 14

Ed Weston was our liaison with the church members during the many projects. He was one of the rare clients that allowed us to do our job in planning and design, which provided a better end product. We will miss his good humor, his rapport with us and others and knowledge of the workings of the church. Thanks Ed.



rsz_small-barnEverything we create for businesses, art lovers, municipalities, theaters, churches, home owners or theme parks is a composite of these three primary colors: Art, Architecture, Theater. (more…)