Bond Architects, Inc. (Design Architect) has partnered with Hastings+Chivetta (Architect of Record) to transform Ladue Horton Watkins High School. After a thorough review of the existing space and needs of the school, it was determined that a large 127,000 SF three-story classroom addition with a focus on expanded STEM classrooms and a new Media Center, as well as a single story 13,500 SF Music Addition, was needed. The review also determined the need for an extensive 128,700 SF renovation of the existing classrooms, cafeteria and former library.

Both additions and the impactful renovation will enhance the school and bring it into the 21st century. Key focus areas of the design include bringing daylight into the classrooms and public areas of the building, creating classrooms correctly sized for their purpose, organizing departments with logical adjacencies, as well as wayfinding and better circulation around the building.

Construction is well underway, as pictured below in the construction camera. Construction Documents were complete in early 2017. Construction is to be completed by the start of the 2018 school year.


Animated video created by Bond Architects and Hastings+Chivetta. Renderings created by Bond Architects.


Bond Architects is working with St. Louis County Library (SLCL) to transform 15 branch locations including:

Under Construction:

Daniel Boone

See pictures of the renovation progress by clicking the branch name above. Progress photos taken by Kara Smith with the St. Louis County Library District.


• Prairie Commons
• Cliff Cave
• Weber Road
• Rock Road
• Jamestown Bluffs
• Indian Trails
• Samuel C. Sachs
• Oak Bend
• Natural Bridge                                                                                                                                                                                           • Bridgeton Trails                                                                                                                                                                                         • Florissant Valley



Design Phase:

• Thornhill
• Meramec Valley
• Grand Glaize

Grand Glaize Branch - Service Desk Rendering

Grand Glaize Branch - Children's Area Entry Rendering


Bond Architects is working with MRH School District to design and develop a new, two-story Early Childhood Center. The approximately 15,000 SF facility will be located at 2801 Oakland Avenue in Maplewood, adjacent to the existing Early Childhood Center. The current ECC space will be retrofitted to accommodate Kindergarten classrooms. A 75-space parking lot will be adjacent to the new building.