This directory is intended to help the general public find people with expertise in various aspects of historic preservation, be it planning, design, development, financing, tax credits, National Register nominations or accounting as well as museums, venues and other preservation or history-related organizations. The directory is made up of major donors to our organization and is intended to recognize these people and companies for their generosity to the cause of historic preservation in Missouri. It is NOT AN ENDORSEMENT of any of the companies or individuals mentioned.
We strongly urge you to obtain competitive bids and get references from contractors, etc. before the start of any building rehabilitation project.
Phenix Marble Company is continuing a legacy that began in 1888 when cut limestone and marble were first quarried here. For the early decades of the 20th century our Napoleon Gray marble was shipped all across the country and used in a wide array of notable buildings. You can learn more about Phenix’s origins on our history page and blog. We are thrilled to make this historic stone available once again, and proud to be doing it here in the Ozarks.
Founded in 1996, Piper-Wind Architects is an award winning full-service general practice firm located in the Crossroads District of downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Specializing in renovations, new residential, education, commercial, historic preservation, institutional, public and civic projects of all kinds, we are fanatical about restoring and maintaining vintage buildings as a means of preserving connections to the past and to our heritage. We are, at the same time, history buffs and contemporary architects, so we enjoy the challenge of adaptive reuse, in addition to historic preservation projects. Expertise in the Secretary of State’s Standards, preservation technology best practices, and both the Federal and Missouri State Historic Tax Credit application / certification processes, PWA has successfully led many projects through the initial condition assessment, planning, design, application and certification tax credit process. We are also one of the area’s leading architects in restoring Kansas City’s finest and most gracious residential properties in historic neighborhoods, ranging from small renovations to large estates, as well as new homes to fit within historic neighborhoods.
Founding partner Eric Piper focuses primarily on renovation, adaptive reuse and preservation projects for both public and private clients. Currently a board member and officer of Historic Kansas City, he is knowledgeable in neighborhood preservation and urban planning, and considered and expert in adapting historic structures to persons with disabilities.
At Pishny Restoration Services we believe our company is unique in that we invest heavily in education and training with each of our craftsmen. Whether they are our restoration masons, window and door carpenters, our lime putty plasterers, or our cemetery experts, they all receive continuous education from the nation’s most recognized experts in the field. Interestingly we have now found that our specialized knowledge has positioned our company as an industry leader, and are often contacted by preservation architects during the design phase for our input. If you are struggling to find a company with the specialized knowledge and training to restore your historic structure don’t hesitate to contact us. Pishny Restoration Services – Preserving America’s Past for the Future. (7/18)
Post Art Library’s mission is to enrich the community of Joplin by perpetuating Dr. Winfred L. and Elizabeth C. Post’s love of art, architecture, history, and historic preservation through public access to arts-related library resources and services, educational programming, events, and exhibits.
Quaker Window Products in Freeburg, Missouri, is one of the country’s premier window and door manufacturers. We have been a leading supplier of historically correct windows for many years, offering venting, hung, horizontal sliding and fixed windows that meet almost any individual project specifications. Our windows and doors can be seen in historical preservation projects across the entire state of Missouri, as well as throughout the United States. (7/18)
R. G. Ross Construction Co., Inc. projects have ranged in size from $30 thousand to $35 million. Completed projects include numerous medical, churches, schools, retail centers, supermarkets, commercial and industrial facilities, low‐income housing projects, and major renovations and additions to office buildings. R. G. Ross Construction has also been the contractor on several Landmark Award winning projects over the years. Our approach to project management ensures continuity, because the same person who estimates the project oversees it to completion. This provides the owner with one contact person and facilitates efficient communication. (7/18)
Rosin Preservation is a Kansas City-based historic preservation consulting firm that offers a broad range of preservation services in a multi-state region. Clients benefit from the energy, knowledge and creativity of the Rosin Preservation team. Our intimate understanding of the preservation process, the players, and the rules and regulations add credibility and value to projects. This enables our clients to accurately anticipate the time, costs, and hurdles required to complete a successful project. (7/18)
The Society of Architectural Historians, St. Louis Chapter, holds meetings for the study and observation of architecture and especially architectural history, promotes visits to significant works of architecture, and makes the public aware of the value of the architectural heritage of this region and of mankind. The Chapter maintains a website and publishes a quarterly newsletter containing articles on recent research into the region’s architects and architecture as well as a calendar of architecture related events in the region including exhibitions, lectures, and special tours. The Chapter holds two annual meetings, coordinates lectures about architectural topics and sponsors a series of History Hikes through St. Louis area neighborhoods. (7/18)
St. Louis Design Alliance was incorporated in 1977 and has been under present ownership since 1982. Our experienced professional staff is composed exclusively of individuals holding architectural degrees. In order to maintain continuity and consistency all projects are assigned to one of our teams in the office from start to finish. The size and depth of our staff allows us to maintain production schedules even on substantial projects but without the cumbersome management layers typically associated with larger firms.
Since the 1980’s our client’s projects have frequently taken us outside of the St. Louis metro to locations throughout the United States. We are presently registered in more than fourteen states across the country. We are proud that our resume includes a long-term relationship with several clients.
We provide a full range of architectural services.
In addition we offer interior design services as well as extensive help in programming, master planning, and basic financial feasibility analysis for your project.
Stark Wilson Duncan Architects Inc. (SWD), founded in 1935, is a full-service architectural firm with offices on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. SWD serves a wide range of commercial, residential and public sector clients throughout Missouri and Kansas, with an emphasis on master planning, multi-family housing, historic restoration, health care, and office and restaurant design. In the past 28 years, SWD has developed a proficiency for the master planning, historic renovation, and adaptive reuse of numerous projects throughout the state of Missouri. These projects comply with the Federal Historic Tax Credit and the State of Missouri Historic Tax Credit requirements. This historic renovation experience has allowed SWD to complete over 120 historic renovation projects. (7/18)
STRATA Architecture Inc. is a woman owned, small business with extensive experience in historic restoration and renovation, adaptive reuse, new construction, and planning in both residential and commercial construction. Representing over 30+ years of architectural experience, our firm specializes in existing buildings and sites, adaptive reuse, smart growth and new construction within a historic context.
With a special emphasis on contextual suitability, our design approach responds to the unique challenges of each project with the goal of both satisfying the client and developing sound and appropriate architectural solutions. Each solution is tailored to fit the opportunities and constraints of the individual project’s design, budget, and schedule – an approach that has resulted in a noteworthy history of implemented on-time and on-budget projects for the firm.
STRATA Architecture Inc. represents a commitment to the field of historic preservation and renovation, exemplified by their dedication to historic buildings. The firm is headquartered in Downtown Kansas City, Missouri, within a 1960s Mid-Century Modern building.
STRATA Architecture Inc. has professional registration in the State of Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, and New Jersey and has NCARB certification for registration in additional states. The firm has been a bona fide Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) since 1989. STRATA meets all 36 CFR Part 61 requirements for Historic Preservation Professionals set forth by the Federal Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. Our firm has experience working with Local, State and Federal Historic Preservation agencies on numerous projects and have extensive experience with the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit program. (7/18)
The premier resource for the study of Missouri state and local history, the State Historical Society of Missouri collects, preserves, and shares the rich history of the state and the Midwest. Currently in six communities—Cape Girardeau, Columbia, Kansas City, Rolla, St. Louis, and Springfield—the Society’s vast holdings include 3,500+ titles of historic newspapers, 6 million+ photographs, 9,000+ manuscript collections, 4,000+ maps, 4,800+ oral histories, and 18,000+ editorial cartoons. (7/18)
TreanorHL is an architecture firm practicing nationwide with specific expertise and experience in historic projects. We partner with building owners to help them creatively preserve, reuse or add on to their historic properties. Our preservation specialists go beyond simply navigating historic standards, combining the technical precision that old buildings demand with creative design solutions that build from, restore and improve what is there.
Wollenberg Building Conservation, LLC began in 1992 under Columbia University -trained architectural conservator, Peter Wollenberg. The company works almost exclusively on historic buildings, monuments, and sculpture projects in Missouri and throughout the Midwest. Our work includes condition assessments, documentation and restoration planning and project over-site, analysis of material deterioration problems, analysis of historic paints and mortars, and treatment of large and small monuments. Our project list includes St. Louis City Hall, the Wainwright Building, the St. Louis State Hospital and the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis; the Missouri State Capitol and the Supreme Court Building in Jefferson City; monuments in the Illinois, Missouri, and Minnesota; museums in Historic New Harmony, Indiana, Wichita, Kansas; and the Clinton Library in Little Rock, Arkansas. The Principal, Peter Wollenberg, is a past chapter president and International Board member of APT (Association for Preservation Technology International), a member of the American Institute of Conservation (AIC), past chapter president of the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) and current Board member of the Statewide organization, Missouri Preservation. (7/18)