A project undertaken as partial completion of the requirements of the Steedman Travelling Fellowship, which asked that a Center for American Architecture be designed to occupy a site between Saarinen’s Memorial Arch and the symbolic center of St. Louis, Courthouse Square.
The submission expands the program of the Center for American Architecture—adding an Architect in Residence component. The design is conceived of as a bridge between downtown St. Louis and the Memorial Arch, but also as a conceptual bridge, linking the lives and endeavors of the artists and architects who populate the large hall—really an extension of the park—and the visitors who interact with its inhabitants as they weave their way through this space. The social interaction defines the architecture.
2 Boards, 30″ x 40″ Graphite. 2000. Finalist.