West Walkway and Parking Lot

Sheldon Arts Foundation

Horner & Shifrin provided electrical design for an outdoor studio space in downtown St. Louis.


Horner & Shifrin provided electrical design and construction services for the 15,000 square foot outdoor studio at the intersection of Grand Boulevard and Washington Avenue. The Public Media Commons, dubbed the “white room” during the design process due to its all-white façade, runs predominantly north to south from Olive Street. The plaza includes a forecourt entry, a central gathering space with an elevated café terrace or stage, a shady hangout, and landscaping. Steps integrated into the Commons and leading toward the Fox Theatre create ample seating for the viewing of a large media screen.  The programmable LED uplighting is splashed against white, perforated aluminum walls. The surfaces invite a diversity of media expression, from touch screens to large-format projection, and QR patterns incorporated at various intervals along them link the physical facades with the virtual space of media and visitors’ mobile devices.


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15,000 square feet


St. Louis, Missouri

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