St. Louis' Gateway Arch reopens with a new name and a new museum

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Cooper Robertson
James Carpenter Design Associates. James Carpenter, Principal. Joseph Welker, Senior Design/Project Manager
Richard Kress; Katharine McClellan; Garrett Ricciardi; Reid Freeman; Stephanie Hui; Xavier Schirlin; Allison Wills; Chris Pietsch; Duncan White; Devin Hines; Walter Shih; Rayme Kuniyuki
Local Architect
Trivers Associates
Accessibility.- Cohen Hilberry Architects. Civil Engineer.- David Mason & Associates. Engineer, Structure.- Alper Audi. Engineer, Glass.- Eckersley O’Callaghan. Lighting.- Tillotson Design Associates. West Entry Screen.- Hendrick Screen Company. West Entry Screen Installation.- IWR. AV.- Jaffe Holden. IT/Security.- Shen Milsom Wilke. Exhibition Design.- Haley Sharpe Design. Mechanical/Electrical .- KJWW. Plumbing/Fire.- KAI Design & Build. Waterproofing.- Henshell & Buccellato Consulting Architect
McCarthy/Alpha Paric
National Park Service
Gateway Arch Park Foundation
$380 M for the entire Gateway Arch Park renewal
Completed.- 2018

James Carpenter James Carpenter Design Associates Inc.

James Carpenter Design Associates is an internationally recognized, award-winning design firm founded in 1979. The firm is a cross-disciplinary practice working at the intersection of Architecture, Fine Arts, and Engineering, and is recognized for its innovative and distinctive approach to the use of natural light which serves as the foundation of its design philosophy. JCDA brings a deep technical knowledge and artistic sensibility to its building projects and planning for cultural and institutional clients, leveraging this expertise to utilize the aesthetic and performative aspects of natural light at a variety of scales.

Major projects include the Israel Museum’s expansion and renewal (2005–2011), an 18-acre campus in Jerusalem incorporating an outdoor sculpture garden (Isamu Noguchi), the Shrine of the Book (Frederick Kiesler), and the primary museum buildings; as well as the planning and design of the Bornholms Kunstmuseum and the Bornholms Museum (Art and Cultural History) on the island of Bornholm in Denmark, which JCDA is currently undertaking.


Brian Shea, Bruce Davis, Donald Clinton, John Kirk, Scott Newman. Cooper Robertson

Cooper Robertson practices award-winning architecture and urban design with both disciplines working together at a range of scales. As waterfront design experts, they have worked at the local, state, and national levels to plan for resilient place-making in the advent of climate change.

In founding the firm in 1979, Alexander Cooper, FAIA, ventured to provide the best service to clients and communities by pursuing excellence in design at both the urban and human scales. The underlying and unifying theme of their work continues to attest that architecture and urban design are critically interconnected disciplines that must be taken together to achieve lasting quality and value.



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