About Our Award-Winning Facilities
Thomas Dunn Learning Center was built in 1991 by Ittner and Bowersox, Inc. with natural lighting, energy conservation, and Thomas Dunn's wishes in mind.  We are an ADA-accessible facility located on the southeast corner of beautiful Marquette Park, in the Dutchtown neighborhood of St.  Louis. Our building has general classrooms, a computer lab,  library,  art lab,  training/demo kitchen, and a small auditorium. (see Architectural Layout)  

Architectural Awards

  • 1992 Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture St. Louis AIA 

  • 1992 Russell H. Jost Design Excellence Award

  • 1994 Honor Award for Design Excellence, Central States AIA

  • City of St. Louis Urban Design Award

  • 2015 American Institute of Architecture: Distinguished Building Award (this award is given to an architectural gem that has sustained the mission that it was designed for in its silver anniversary. The building was designed by Bill Bowersox, FAIA ).

Using Our Award-Winning Facilities

Program Proposal Form

​​Facility Use Form

Thomas Dunn Learning Center is invested in offering engaging experiences to the region. We host a number of nonprofit and community organizations that hold free, public, learning opportunities. If you or your organization are passionate/expert in a topic or hobby and interested in offering a program or teaching a class, please click on and complete the Program Proposal Form.  You will be contacted by a staff member to discuss your ideas and how your program may fit the mission of TDLC.  

To reserve a space, please read our Facilities Use Guidelines, call us with any questions,  and complete the Facility Use Form. We will process your request within two business days and let you know whether or not we will be able to accommodate you. If your event needs to begin or end outside of our normal hours or on weekends, we may be able to accommodate you, but it is not guaranteed. 

Caring for Our Award-Winning Facilities

We adopted a Sustainability Initiative in 2014 for both the inside and outside of our facilities and continue to build upon it every year.  We encourage our visitors to be mindful of our basic sustainability guidelines: 

Recycle everything possible - when in doubt, ask. 
Avoid using non-recyclable styrofoam eating/drink items.

Use our permanent plates, cups, and silverware if using our kitchen. 

Avoid plastic water bottles (our water quality is tested and exceeds the quality of most bottled water).
Inform your caterer/staff to use compostable and/or recyclable silverware, cups, and plates, etc.
Use green cleaning supplies when necessary. We provide them for you. 

Avoid helium balloons.

Volunteer to help care for our Missouri native plants surrounding our building. 

Join in one of our repurposing/upcycling workshops.