Chouteau Design Oversight Committee

Meet the Partners Helping to Bring this Project to Life!

The Chouteau Greenway will provide a unique experience through the heart of St. Louis, connecting Forest Park to the Gateway Arch.

Great Rivers Greenway is fortunate to be joined on this transformative project by several amazing partner organizations, who have all come together to help bring it to life by serving on our Design Oversight Committee. These critical partners provide oversight for the competition, coordinating with the Competition Manager and championing the overall goals of the project.


Arch to Park Collaborative is a civic initiative established to foster collaborative projects and creative solutions to accelerate economic growth in the central city of St. Louis.



Founded in 1986, Forest Park Forever is a private nonprofit conservancy that works in partnership with the City of St. Louis and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry to restore, maintain and sustain Forest Park as one of America’s greatest urban public parks. Along with the City of St. Louis, Forest Park Forever raised $100 million between 1995 and 2003 and dramatically restored many landmark destinations.

Today, Forest Park Forever maintains Forest Park with the City of St. Louis; raises funds for and helps manage capital restoration projects called for in the Forest Park Master Plan; delivers experiential educational opportunities to teachers, students and adults; and provides information and guides for the Park’s 13 million annual visitors. Not part of the Zoo-Museum Tax District, Forest Park Forever is supported by private donations from throughout the community, including its 7,000 members, 1,100 volunteers and many leading community and corporate partners.


Since our beginnings in 1980, Grand Center Inc. has worked to establish and grow Grand Center Arts District – St. Louis’s epicenter for the arts. Grand Center Inc. works to connect the district’s great organizations with one another in a beautiful urban setting that invites people to come and discover new cultural experiences. We lead physical investments to enhance the area’s ongoing development, and bring it all closer to St. Louis residents and visitors alike through marketing, place-making, and programming to create new opportunities to connect people with art – and with each other.

Grand Center Inc. works every day to make Grand Center Arts District a vibrant, inspiring destination where a diverse array of arts, music, education and media can flourish together, and where world-class arts institutions are joined by a growing range of emerging, home-grown talent and opportunity. Our leadership ensures the district’s forward momentum and to promote the special connections that happen when so many extraordinary assets come together in one place.


Great Rivers Greenway is the public agency that makes the St. Louis region a more vibrant place to live, work and play by developing a regional network of greenways. In 2000, a vote of the people created a sales tax to leave a legacy for future generations by investing in and connecting together some of our region’s best assets – rivers & parks. Those funds allow us to collaborate with partners and communities to build, care for and bring to life your network of greenways, creating healthy habitats and watersheds along the way.


The Great Rivers Greenway Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that committed to enhancing and enriching the mission of Great Rivers Greenway and the vision of the River Ring. Great Rivers Greenway continues to pursue its vision, and the Foundation can help by creating a supportive community that provides financial support, raises awareness and builds a community of ambassadors. The Foundation seeks and accept alternative funding for projects through donations, grants and events in the areas of capital greenway projects, community programs and conservation.


Green Street St. Louis is a commercial real estate development company offering a total business solution to entrepreneurial-minded businesses.  We are “place makers” who excel in our ability to identify and sustainably develop underutilized properties, transforming them into productive work environments and ultimately revitalizing the surrounding community.


Founded in 1983, Lawrence Group is a building design, development, and project delivery firm headquartered in St. Louis with offices in Austin, Charlotte and New York. With more than 160 employees, the firm offers services to a wide variety of clients, including healthcare, academic, retail, hospitality, civic, corporate, and housing.


Saint Louis University is a world-class Catholic, Jesuit institution educating nearly 13,000 students on two dynamic, urban campuses – in St. Louis, Missouri, and Madrid, Spain. Founded in 1818, the University
will soon celebrate its bicentennial. With a legacy of innovative academics and research, compassionate health care and faithful service, Saint Louis University attracts a diverse community of scholars who push intellectual boundaries in pursuit of creative, meaningful ways to impact the world, striving to serve a higher purpose and seek a greater good.


Washington University is counted among the world’s leaders in teaching and research, and it draws students and faculty to St. Louis from all 50 states and more than 100 nations. The total student body is more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students.

The approximately 3,400 faculty teach in seven schools: Arts & Sciences, Brown School, Olin Business School, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, School of Engineering & Applied Science, School of Law and School of Medicine. Twenty-four Nobel laureates have been associated with Washington University, with nine doing the major portion of their pioneering research there. The university offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs.


Washington University Medical Center Redevelopment Corporation (WUMCRC) – a partnership between BJC HealthCare and Washington University School of Medicine – works to improve the quality of life in neighborhoods surrounding the Medical Campus. As part of its mission to promote safe and sustainable neighborhoods, the WUMCRC has invested millions of dollars in the Forest Park Southeast and Central West End neighborhoods to improve security, promote the development of diverse housing options, implement social service initiatives that enhance residents’ lives, and enrich neighborhoods with infrastructure upgrades and beautification projects.

This group of partners, joined by the CITY OF ST. LOUIS, makes up the Design Oversight Committee for the Chouteau Greenway Design Competition.