The CityArchRiver 2015 Foundation today announced the formation of a nationally prominent jury to choose the winner of the international design competition to invigorate the park and city areas surrounding one of the world's most iconic monuments, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.
The announcement of the jury's formation comes two days before the competition's pre-submittal meeting on January 13. Potential competitors are invited to St. Louis for a briefing and a tour of the site. This meeting is open to the public and the media.
Among those selected for the jury are a Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic, a professor in the humanities, a former Deputy Director of the National Park Service, an urban designer, a museum curator, and a renowned landscape architect. Specifically, jury members are:
Robert Campbell, architecture critic at The Boston Globe and contributing editor for Architectural Record
Gerald Early, Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters and Director of the African and Afro-American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis
Denis P. Galvin, former Deputy Director of the National Park Service
Alex Krieger, founding principal of Chan Krieger Sieniewicz, architecture and urban design firm and professor at the Harvard School of Design, Cambridge, Mass.
David C. Leland, an urban strategist and managing director of the Leland Consulting Group, Portland, Ore.
Cara McCarty, curator of the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York City
Laurie D. Olin, partner and landscape architect of the OLIN Studio, Philadelphia
Carol Ross Barney, founder and Principal of Ross Barney Architects, Chicago
The jury will work together to select the winning firm in the design competition - "Framing a Modern Masterpiece: The City + The Arch + The River 2015