W A LT E R M E T C A L F E Senior Counsel at Bryan C a v e L L P, M r . M e t c a l f e has been instrumental in St Louis civic affairs and developments from his office in the Met Square building, overlooking the arch. It is from this perch that he first noticed the great disconnect between downtown St Louis and the Arch itself. This
inspiration became a catalyst that led to the creation of the CityArchRiver 2015 Foundation. This body is the conser vanc y that sponsored the 2010 international design competition for the Archgrounds and Riverfront in conjunction with the National Park Ser vice. The resultant work and impending construction has elevated the level of discourse around Landscape Architecture in St Louis and has encouraged the city to recognize the role Landscape Architects play in their daily lives and in the creation of positive public spaces. CityArchRiver 2015 is far from the first considerable mark Mr Metcalfe h a s p u t o n t h i s c i t y, h o w e v e r. H e h a s o c c u p i e d p o s i t i o n s o n t h e b o a r d of Washington Universit y in St Louis, the Pulitzer Foundation for t h e A r t s , C i v i c P r o g r e s s , I n c , a n d S t L o u i s C h i l d r e n â€™s H o s p i t a l . M r Metcalfe also helped organize Grand Center and represented the M issour i B otanical G arden, M onsanto Company, the Universit y of M issouri and Washington Universit y in the organization of the D o n a l d D a n f o r t h P l a n t S c i e n c e C e n t e r i n C r e v e C o e u r. He is a champion for successful public space and civic engagement and for his efforts on behalf of St Louis, he is awarded a 2013 Civic Stewardship Award by the St Louis Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.