Thomas Dunn Memorial Adult Learning Center

St. Louis, Missouri (1991)

2015 25 Year Award St. Louis AIA

1994 Honor Award for Design Excellence Central States AIA

1992 Russell H. Jost Design Excellence Award City of St. Louis Urban Design Award

1992 Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture St. Louis AIA

Thomas Dunn Memorial Adult Learning Center

St. Louis, Missouri (1991)

Thomas Dunn Memorial is a community institution that educates low income adults free of charge.  The 14,000 square foot Learning Center designed by Bill Bowersox contains offices for administration, a library, classrooms, home economics classrooms, media presentation rooms, a police sub-station, storage and outdoor gardens.

The exterior of the Learning Center uses masonry and clay tile to maintain architectural consistency with the park in which it is located.  On the south side of the building Bill incorporated a masonry garden wall running the full length of the building.  The wall serves as an armature for climbing vines, creating a picturesque backdrop for the much-prized allee of mature Pin Oaks.  The wall also screens the parking lot from the rest of the neighborhood.

2015 25 Year Award St. Louis AIA

1994 Honor Award for Design Excellence Central States AIA

1992 Russell H. Jost Design Excellence Award  City of St. Louis Urban Design Award

1992 Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture St. Louis AIA