John C. Guenther


Architect John C. Guenther, FAIA, LEED AP has produced a distinguished body of architecture that contributes significantly to the built environment. He was elevated to Fellowship in the American Institute of Architects for notable contributions to the advancement of the profession of architecture in design.

Guenther has been a Lecturer in the College of Architecture, Washington University in St. Louis, where he taught Introduction to Design Processes and co-founded and taught Mid-Century Modernism in St. Louis 1930-1970.

John serves as President of the Society of Architectural Historians–St. Louis Chapter. He wrote Missouri’s Architectural Treasures, published by Missouri Life Magazine, featuring 50 noteworthy and varied works of architecture across our state; “25 Must-See Buildings in Missouri” for USA TODAY; and the introduction to The Lost St. Louis Riverfront 1930-1943 which documents the historic riverfront architecture removed in anticipation of the Gateway Arch National Park.


Lovers of the lively arts scene in Webster Groves cannot easily escape the spell of architect John Guenther. He has designed spaces for music, dance, theatre and for opera lovers on the campus of Webster University, a focal point for

John Guenther, author of The Gateway Arch: An Illustrated Timeline, is in studio to talk about the history of the iconic Gateway Arch.

The Gateway Arch: An Illustrated Timeline explores the planning, growth, and evolution of St. Louis and its riverfront. St. Louis’ central location has been key to US history, serving as the “Gateway to the West.” Author and architect, John C. Guenther