Kingshighway Boulevard and Forest Park Avenue Streetscape

Barnes Jewish Hospital and Washington University Medical Campus

St. Louis, Missouri

“This project, a partnership among BJC HealthCare, Washington University School of Medicine and the City of St. Louis, modernizes a major city artery while creating a beautiful new front door to the Central West End and medical center from the west”

June Fowler | BJC Senior Vice President, Communications, Marketing and Public Affairs


BJC HealthCare

Barnes Jewish Hospital

Forest Park Forever

City of Saint Louis

Jacobs Engineering

Glasper Professional Services

Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company

Randy Burkett Lighting Design

Cochran Engineers

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9 acres

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The intersection of Kingshighway and Forest Park Parkway has been reconfigured to improve safety, access and wayfinding, while enhancing the BJC Washington University Medical Campus and improving its connection to Forest Park.

DTLS led the design of a streetscape which introduced new campus standards for improved accessibility and landscape performance.  Barrier-free sidewalks, new wayfinding signage, signalization, lighting and protected street crossing refuges enhance pedestrian and vehicular safety.  Meanwhile, permeable pavers, continuous tree trenches, and medians planted with species indicative of the Missouri landscape enhance campus aesthetics and environmental performance.

Elevating Forest Park Parkway to a four-way intersection made way for an opportunity to design a multi-modal path and tunnel under Forest Park Parkway. This new path safely connects the north and south portions of the east edge of Forest Park. The landscape along the path includes native plantings and is the first phase of a multi-phased plan to expand Forest Park’s Dual Path system.

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