Citygarden is a three-acre, two-block sculpture garden located in downtown Saint Louis. The Terrace View is a 60-seat café designed to complement the garden’s look and feel. A green roof system was employed to improve the views from surrounding high-rise buildings, and to contribute to conservation efforts used throughout Citygarden.

The café design, inspired by the work of architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, contrasts a solid stone-clad block that holds the kitchen, and a glass volume with a large steel trellis structure. The trellis cantilevers asymmetrically in reaction to the solar orientation and provides shade to those dining on the terrace.


2012 Honor Award in General Design, The American Society of Landscape Architects

2012 Tucker Design Awards for excellence in the use of natural stone, Building Stone Institute

2011 Amanda Burden Open Space Award, Urban Land Institute

2010 Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture AIA Regional Design Awards, Central States Region

2010 Aon Build America Award, BSI Constructors Associated General Contractors of America

2010 Lumen Award of Merit, Illuminating Engineering Society of New York City (IESNYC)

2010 Award of Merit, Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA)

2009 Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture, BSI Constructors Associated General Contractors of St. Louis

2009 Keystone Award for Excellence in Architecture AIA/CPC Design Awards, St. Louis Chapter AIA


“Beyond the Arch” Chicago Tribune, August 7, 2010

City Parks Bringing Urban Centers Back to Life” The Washington Post, July 30, 2010

Creating An Urban Oasis” Landscape Architecture, April 2010

Spirit of St. Louis” Metropolis, November, 2009

New Art Parks Enliven Urban Centers” Architectural Record, October 1, 2009

Sculpture to Invigorate a Shrinking City” New York Times, July 5, 2009

An Urban Oasis Blooms in St. Louis”, June 30, 2009

A City’s Artful Heart”, June 30, 2009