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Blacksmith Grove

Town and Country, Missouri

Blacksmith Grove

The Challenge

When the City of Town and Country held a design competition for the development of eight acres in the heart of town, they invited M+H Architects to participate. The site posed several unique challenges, including site shape constraints, limited frontage, sensitivity to the neighboring residential area and maintainability.

Blacksmith Grove

The Solution

Our winning design includes several historical connections to the city’s roots as a farming community, as well as its position on the border between union and confederate forces. Blacksmith Grove is organized with a strong east-west axis that marks the connection between St. Louis City to the east and Jefferson City to the west. Further, the park is segmented along the axis into the “Town” zone to the north with a multi-use plaza, event space and restaurant, all accessible by vehicles. The south half of the axis identifies as the “Country” and includes a lake with waking trails, picnic and play areas, and lush vegetation.

Blacksmith Grove

Size & Specs

  • 8.8 Acres
  • Recreational + Retail Space
  • Timber Construction
  • Design Competition Winner


  • 3D Modeling
  • Immersive Design
  • Master Planning
  • Construction Drawings
Blacksmith Grove
Blacksmith Grove at dusk
Blacksmith Grove