RBLD served as one of two lead lighting designers to have been involved in Citygarden, one of the most exciting urban projects in downtown St. Louis, Missouri in over forty years. It opened to critical and public raves in 2010, with lighting playing a particularly critical role in its nighttime success.
Framed by office towers, two formerly vacant blocks were transformed into a vibrant, yet sensitive blending of lush plantings and internationally renowned sculpture, with delights of water, stone, architecture, and design. RBLD’s role included the design of illumination for all of Citygarden’s artwork and sculptural pieces, as well as the site’s only public building, the Terrace Cafe.
Funded by Gateway Foundation, the Citygarden project won the Urban Land Institute 2011 Urban Open Space Award for outstanding open urban space in America.