Public Media Commons Wins Two Design Awards

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Public Media Commons Wins Two Design Awards

The PMC Wins Awards From American Institute of Architects St. Louis Chapter and the American Society of Landscape Architects

St. Louis, MO — October 5, 2015 — The Public Media Commons, an open-air media environment located between St. Louis Public Radio and the Nine Network of Public Media on Olive Street in Grand Center, won a Merit Award in the Architecture category from the American Institute of Architects St. Louis Chapter's 2015 Design Awards. It also won the Honor Award in the General Design category of the American Society of Landscape Architects' national Landscape Architecture Design competition.

The annual AIA Design Awards, announced in September in the office of architecture firm HOK, is a juried competition that recognizes excellence in all areas of design and construction.  The Public Media Commons was designed by a team from Powers Bowersox Associates, led by Ben Gilmartin, AIA.

The ASLA awards, announced in late September, honor top public, commercial, residential, institutional, planning, communications and research projects in the U.S. and around the world. The Public Media Commons' landscape was designed by DLANDstudio.

The Public Media Commons is a collaboration of the Nine Network of Public Media, the University of Missouri-St. Louis and St. Louis Public Radio. Managed by the Nine Network, it is a 9,000-square-foot space flanked by large-screen video walls that provides a dynamic setting for performances and a variety of special events and public gatherings for all ages. For more on the Public Media Commons, visit

About the Nine Network of Public Media

The Nine Network of Public Media is a multifaceted organization creating a network of individuals and organizations empowered by public media to strengthen civic life. One of the nation's most watched public television stations, Nine offers the people of the St. Louis region multiple ways to explore the world and become engaged in civic life, including four distinct broadcast channels (Nine PBS, Nine World, Nine Create and Nine Kids), the Nine Center for Public Engagement, and the Public Media Commons. The Nine Network's rich legacy of serving the community was launched in 1954 and continues through our mission of bringing St. Louis together as we connect our region to the world and the world to St. Louis.

The Public Media Commons at nightThe Public Media Commons at night

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