ST LOUIS DESIGN WEEK / AIGA Four years ago, the St. Louis chapter of AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) joined forces with some of the leading creative groups in the St. Louis community to put on St. Louis Design Week . This series of events a i m e d t o c e l e b r a t e “c r e a t i v e people–and the impact they have on our communit y. This is about all creative disciplines coming together to represent the heartbeat o f S t . L o u i s . To r e c o g n i z e a c h i e v e m e n t s . To s p a r k i n n o v a t i o n . To p r o m o t e p r o g r e s s .“
By including ASLA in the process and planning, we’ve been able to further awareness about our profession, through SPOKE, a docentled bicycle tour that highlights many of the beautifully designed landscapes and buildings in our cit y. R ecognizing that Landscape Architects are crucial members of the design community through this event was a landmark moment for our organization. One of our biggest hurdles as landscape design professionals is communicating what we do, how we do it, and the impor tant role we play in building communities and creating liveable, func tional environments. AIGA and St. Louis Design Week have helped to further this mission - and for their stewardship in these efforts, we are indebted. We look for ward to what Design Week has in store t h i s y e a r, a n d k n o w t h e y w i l l c o n t i n u e t h e i r t i r e l e s s suppor t of design and creativit y in our cit y. I n recognition, the St. Louis Design Week committee and AIGA Saint Louis are awarded a 2013 Civic Stewardship Award by the St Louis Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.