CityStudioSTL

  •  Seating Aggregation Landscape (SAL) at Nahed Chapman New American Academy.
    Seating Aggregation Landscape (SAL) at Nahed Chapman New American Academy.
  • Learning Landscapes, Patrick Henry Downtown Academy. Photo by Forrest Fulton.
    Learning Landscapes, Patrick Henry Downtown Academy. Photo by Forrest Fulton.
  • Students at work in Hyde Park as part of Somethingness: Ways of Seeing and Building. Photo by Stan Strembicki.
    Students at work in Hyde Park as part of Somethingness: Ways of Seeing and Building. Photo by Stan Strembicki.
  • Students building a "bird blind" at Audubon Center at Riverlands for Studio Confluence. Photo by Danny Reise.
    Students building a "bird blind" at Audubon Center at Riverlands for Studio Confluence. Photo by Danny Reise.
  • Of Donks & Dyads: The Quadrangle Green Rehab Experiment.
    Of Donks & Dyads: The Quadrangle Green Rehab Experiment.

CityStudioSTL is an initiative inspired by Design for Excellence, the Sam Fox School's 10-year strategic plan. Originally offered in partnership with Washington University's Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Gina and Bill Wischmeyer, BA69/MArch71, this program has supported a series of community engagement and outreach projects in the city of St. Louis over the past several years.

CityStudioSTL allows students and faculty—working in collaboration with local community groups and residents—to conceive, plan, design, and ultimately construct publicly minded projects. Learn more about recent projects here>>

Funding Opportunities

Funding is available through CityStudioSTL to support faculty and students working in collaboration with local community groups and residents.

Student Awards are open to full-time undergraduate or graduate students who propose to continue a community collaborative project from a curricular or cocurricular experience. Applications are due at the end of each semester.

Faculty Course Grants are community-engaged teaching grants that provide funding for curricular initiatives involving collaboration with the St. Louis community. Applications are due mid-semester.

Student Fellowships provide funded opportunities for students to work with a local firm to address socially engaged challenges in St. Louis. Participating students will complete a 10-week internship. Applications are due in March.

Funding is also awarded at the discretion of the Director of the College of Architecture and Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design to support engaged work in options studios and design/build projects. Contact Liz Kramer (kramer@wustl.edu) for more information about this funding.