An Exclusive Tour of T-REX Startup Incubator
T-REX is a St. Louis-based tech incubator that empowers startup entrepreneurs with flexible space, technology and investment resources and a community of likeminded visionaries. The space was designed by Forum Studio.
“The 5th floor, a central space for the evolving incubator, serves as the convergence of people, place, and invention. Forum Studio led the adaptive reuse of a sprawling floorplate, from conceptual design to construction administration, on a pro-bono basis. To meet the nonprofit’s budget constraints, the design emphasizes the creative, informal atmosphere of startup businesses. To reduce cost without compromising the design story, the new space incorporates reclaimed materials and donated fixtures, united by a shared palette of exposed wooden beams, massive metal doors and glass partitions. Organized as a series of nodes, T-REx includes a central social hub, an oval conference room with seamless technology (staffers have already affectionately dubbed it “the egg”), an event space with a full catering kitchen, a shared coffee bar, a series of meeting and project rooms, flexible workstations and offices for staff, said Forum Studio
- Location: St. Louis, Missouri
- Date completed: 2015
- Size: 18,000 square feet
- Design and photos: Forum Studio