Green Building Showcase 2020


Explore the designs and sustainable attributes of three projects underway in the St. Louis area: Missouri Botanical Garden’s Jack C. Taylor Visitors Center (seeking LEED certification), Forest Park Forever Nature Playscape and the Forest Park Waterways project (seeking Sustainable SITES certification.)

Submitted for approval of 1 GBCI CE Hour and 1 AIA LU/HSW


Tao & Lee Architects, local architects of the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Jack C. Taylor Visitors Center 

Frank Kartmann, Senior Vice President, Park Operations, Forest Park Forever
Frank Kartmann leads Forest Park Forever’s Park Operations division, overseeing the organization’s Department of Land Management (horticulture, nature reserves) and Department of Planning & Projects (capital projects, hardscape maintenance). Kartmann joined Forest Park Forever in spring 2016 after a 26-year career with Missouri American Water Company, including six years as its President. He was a founding member of the Metro Water Infrastructure Partnership (MWI Partnership), a regional water and wastewater infrastructure education organization based in the St. Louis metro area that has been cited as a national model by the Water Environment Federation. Kartmann’s community awards include the World Bird Sanctuary’s Wildlife Conservation Award, Fete du Feather (2015), and the Missouri DNR Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence (2014). He is a registered professional engineer, licensed in the state of Missouri.

Ted Spaid, Partner and Founder, SWT Design
Ted is known around the country for his tacit knowledge of park planning, landscape design, horticulture, environmental planning, and landscape maintenance best practices. His vision and talent is infused in his firm’s practice, ever challenging accepted standards and methodologies. Ted was named ASLA Fellow in 2018 and, in 2012, he was awarded the Robert Goetz Award for this contribution to the profession of landscape architecture.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 5:30 – 7:30 pm 5:30-6:15 pm –Registration & Networking
6:15-7:30 pm – Formal Presentation

Missouri Botanical Garden’s Bayer Center
4500 Shaw Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63110

Click here to register online!

QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff at or (314) 577-0225.


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