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New year, new look

We’ve been working on some exciting things here at Christner!  Over the past few years, our firm has changed quite a lot.  With our third generation of leadership now at the helm, we felt it was time to update our look to better reflect our core values and the clients we serve.  During the next few months, we will be releasing an updated brand identity, which includes a new logo, colors, font and website.  Our goal was to create a brand that is simple, fresh, approachable, and connected.  

We believe the new look better matches what we’ve become since 1963: a provider of creative solutions to complex design challenges.  Our firm’s legacy was built on smart thinking and great design. […]

AIA Craftsmanship Award for Stephen and Peter Sachs Museum

Christner, Inc. and Fenton-based masonry contractor Grant Contracting, were recently awarded The American Institute of Architects (AIA) St. Louis 2019 Design Award in the craftsmanship category for their work on the Stephen and Peter Sachs Museum at the Missouri Botanical Garden. The award is given to local firms for superior craftsmanship in the construction industry in a specific trade profession. The winning projects represent great skill, patience, and attention to detail of the craftsmen, who beautifully carry out the design intent of some of St. Louis’s most expressive and complex building projects. […]

Christner Build Day at The Haven of Grace

Volunteers from Christner recently spent a Saturday partnering with The Haven of Grace to renovate their building’s central courtyard into a space that better reflects the organization’s mission.  Our team of architects, landscape architects and interior designers collaborated to create an oasis for residents and staff.  Installation of sunshades, lush plantings, fresh upholstery, decorative lighting, rugs and accents completely transformed the outdoor living space providing a resort-like feel for the shelter’s families.  […]