Alumnus firm wins AIA New York Honor Award in Urban Design

Aerial shot of bike pathways with city scape in the distance

Tulane Architecture alumnus Derek Hoeferlin (’97), principal of St. Louis based derek hoeferlin design (dhd), received an AIA New York 2019 Honor Award in Urban Design for the firm's project +StL: Growing an Urban Mosaic. The project was an urban and landscape proposal for St. Louis, Missouri, and was one of four multi-disciplinary finalist teams for the “Chouteau Greenway Competition” in 2018, sponsored by Great Rivers Greenway in St. Louis. Additionally, the project will be published in the Spring issue of Oculus and exhibited at the Center for Architecture in Manhattan between April 15 - June 29, 2019."Receiving validation from outside St. Louis, and from the highly competitive AIA New York chapter no less, not only lends credibility to the merits of our proposal, but maybe more importantly the award helps advance the vision of the long-term project, regardless of whether we won the competition or not," Hoeferlin said. "To achieve such vision, our proposal advocates to visibly and physically join North and South St. Louis neighborhoods at the central east-west corridor that spans between the Arch/Mississippi River and Forest Park/Washington University. The +StL figure builds on connectivity and investment planning already underway by local partners, and also provides a multidimensional armature for future projects by the client, Great Rivers Greenway, and many others."

Hoeferlin’s firm was a co-lead team member with New York/Hong Kong based OBJECT TERRITORIES and Berkeley based TLS Landscape Architecture. To read more details about the proposal and the AIA New York award, click here.