Our Legacy

Ted Christner founded Theodore Christner & Associates in 1963. Ted was the kind of architect who saw projects that others didn’t see and made them happen. He was a match maker between people and organizations, bringing them together to let them discover for themselves what he already knew. He was the force behind some of the most iconic projects in St. Louis – among others, approaching Forest Park Forever with the great idea of restoring the Jewel Box and turning it into a venue for special events. No matter the project, Ted was passionate about helping to preserve and enhance our community and its landmarks.  His humble dedication to St. Louis has been a constant thread through the history of the firm.  To this day, honoring Ted has always meant upholding his legacy of creating exceptional spaces that are imbued with meaning and purpose for our clients.

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