How do you keep a 27,000 square-foot concrete building cool in the summer and warm in the winter? And how do you ensure electricity and water are running throughout the building at all times? Learn the ins and outs of the Pulitzer building’s mechanical system on this tour with Pulitzer Facilities Manager Steve Morby, who oversaw construction of the Pulitzer, Mechanical Engineer Keith Esarey with McClure Engineering, and Mechanical Pipe Fitter David Richard, who consults with Steve to maintain the Pulitzer building.

In this ongoing series of colloquia and tours, discover the intricate and unique construction methods developed to the build Pritzker Prize-winning architect Tadao Ando’s first public commission in the United States. It took four years to construct the building that makes The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts an intersection of art, architecture, and human experience. 

Register with Programs Coordinator Philip Matthews at or 314-446-2057.


  • Occurred Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm


The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts

3716 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108