St. Louis Public Radio News
Wed February 10, 2010
Nine finalists chosen for Arch competition
By Bill Raack, St. Louis Public Radio
St. Louis, MO – The pool of design teams still eligible to participate in the Gateway Arch grounds competition has been narrowed to nine.
The effort was launched in December to find a landscape architect who can address the Arch's separation from downtown St. Louis and help attract more visitors to the riverfront landmark. The field of designers will be whittled down to four or five finalists in April with the winner announced in September.
Sponsors of the competition include the National Park Service and community leaders from Missouri and Illinois.
The nine finalists include:
Behnisch Architekten, Gehl Architects, Stephen Stimson Associates, Buro Happold, Transsolar, Applied Ecological Services, Limno-Tech, Herbert Dreiseitl, Arne Quinze, Peter MacKeith, Eric Mumford
FIT (Fully Integrated Thinking) Team - Arup, Doug Aitken Studio, HOK Planning Group, HOK
Michael Maltzan Architecture, Stoss Landscape Urbanism, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Richard Sommer, Buro Happold
Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Steven Holl Architects, Greenberg Consultants, Uhlir Consulting, HR&A Advisors, Guy Nordenson and Associates, Arup, LimnoTech, Ann Hamilton Studio, James Carpenter Design Associates, Elizabeth K. Meyer, Project Projects
PWP Landscape Architecture, Foster + Partners, Civitas, Ned Kahn, Buro Happold
Quennell Rothschild and Partners and Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Vishkan Chakrabarti, Buro Happold, Atelier Ten, and Nicholas Baume
Rogers Marvel Architects and Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, Urban Strategies, Local Projects, Arup
SOM, BIG, Hargreaves Associates, Jaume Plensa, URS
Weiss/Manfredi, Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Mark Dion