Ambitious design with an aggressive project schedule

Varsity Tutors Office Fit-Out

Varsity Tutors / Nerdy

St. Louis, MO

  • Offices

Project Story

Varsity Tutors, a growing tech sector company that provides remote learners access to high quality instructors, is relocating their headquarters office to a 10,000-sf suite in the Commerce tower in Clayton. The suite will feature a mix of private offices and open office spaces, as well as conference spaces, and multi-purpose collaboration areas. At one end of the suite, a Café Commons will be used to host events and will provide a valuable pre-function area for the boardroom. Access to the boardroom will be through an opening wall system, allowing the entire space to flow directly into the Commons when retracted.

  • Size

    10,000 SF

  • Status

    Completed 2024

The Work

Christner Architects helped to facilitate an aggressive project schedule by implementing the following strategies:
• Documentation broken up into two packages with an early permit set issued in order to establish priority in the building department queue
• Compliance meeting held early on with the Building Department in order to verify all critical life safety dimensions
• Contractor brought on to the project early and worked collaboratively with Christner to review specifications and identify any long lead time items that could disrupt the project schedule.
• Typical architectural submittal review turn-around shortened from 10 days to 5 days.