Final Designs Submitted in Arch Design Competition

Yesterday, the five finalists entered in the City+The Arch+The River 2015 design competition submitted their completed designs. Among these is the team headed by SOM and Hargreaves Associates that includes the Preservation Research Office. PRO has provided conceptual planning for both preservation of cultural resources within the competition boundary and creation of new cultural tourism plans for the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. That is all that we can divulge until next week.

See our team’s submission and all of the others starting on Tuesday. Here is a calendar of upcoming events in the exciting final stretch of the competition.

Opening of the Public Exhibition of the Design Concepts of the Five Finalist Teams
Tuesday, Aug. 17
o 9:00 a.m.: Welcome at the Arch Grounds (in the event of inclement weather, event will be held in Arch Lobby)
Remarks by: St. Louis Mayor Francis G. Slay; Tom Bradley, Park Superintendent, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial; Lynn McClure, National Parks Conservation Association; Donald G. Stastny, Competition Manager

o 9:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Open House in the Arch Lobby
Park Superintendent, Competition Manager and others will be on hand to answer your questions about the competition

Design Concepts Exhibition at the Arch and in the Community*

Aug. 17 – Sept. 24

Exhibit in the Arch Lobby
Aug. 17 – Sept. 6 (Labor Day), 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. daily
Public comments for the Jury welcomed through Aug. 23
Sept. 7 – 24, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily
Aug. 17 – Sept. 26

o Traveling Exhibit

Aug. 17, 18 and 19 – Missouri Botanical Garden
Orthwein Hall
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily
Regular fee to enter will be waived for exhibit
Normal fee to enter Garden will be same
Comment forms will be available at exhibit

Aug. 21 – 24 – Southwestern Illinois College
Main Complex- 2nd Floor Hallway
Aug. 21 and 22, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Aug. 23 and 24, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Comment forms will be available through 5:00 p.m. Aug. 23

Aug. 27 – 29 – National Great Rivers Museum
2 Lock and Dam Way, Alton, Ill.
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily

Aug. 31 – Sept. 2 – Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Morris University Center
Art Gallery, 2nd Floor
8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. daily

Sept. 4 – 6 – Maryville University
University Library, Monsanto Room
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily

Sept. 8 – 9 – University of Missouri – St. Louis
J.C. Penney Conference Center
Sept. 7, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sept. 8, 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sept. 9, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sept. 11 – 15 – Washington University in St. Louis
Givens Hall, Main Floor
Hours TBD

Sept. 17 – 20 – St. Charles Community College
College Center Rotunda
Sept. 17, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sept. 18 and 19, 8:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sept. 20, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sept. 22 – 26 – Missouri History Museum
Forest Park
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday

Eero Saarinen’s 100th Birthday Celebration, cosponsored by NPS and the American Institute of Architects
Friday, Aug. 20
o 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Arch Grounds
Hands-on activities for children and birthday cake
o 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Tucker Theater at the Arch
+ Public Forum on Saarinen’s Life and Work
Featuring speakers familiar with the competition that resulted in the Gateway Arch and Saarinen’s work, including his daughter Susan

Team Presentations to the Competition Jury
Thursday, Aug. 26
o 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.: Tucker Theater at the Arch

Announcement of the Winner of The City+The Arch+The River 2015 International Design Competition
Sept. 24
o Details to be announced

More information on the competition website.

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