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.
The Missouri State Historic Preservation Office provides historic preservation services to the citizens of Missouri by administering the National Historic Preservation auto f 1966, as amended, The Missouri Historic Preservation Act of 1991, and other state statues. This includes:
Funding surveys to identify and inventory buildings, sites, structures objects, and districts of historic importance to Missouri;
Assisting property owners who seek to list their properties in the National Register of Historic Places;
Helping communities who want to establish local preservation programs through the Certified Local Government program;
Funding local governments and non-profit organizations to complete community preservation projects;
Providing architectural preservation services to customers who seek technical advice for rehabilitating and retain the characteristics of their historic properties;
Participating in the Section 106 review process;
Developing and overseeing a statewide plan for historic preservation;
Assuming responsibility for historic human remains that are not involved in a legal investigation and advising the public on the protection and preservation of historic burials;
Reviewing permit applications for the salvage or excavation of shipwrecks meeting the criteria of the National Register of Historic Places; and
Assisting the public in preservation outreach and education.
Historic Preservation Commission: The (HPC) consists of five members and 2 alternates who are citizens of the community. They are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Board of Aldermen for staggered 3-year terms. The HPC is responsible for identifying homes and or buildings that show distinctive historic, archeological and architectural characteristics to and of the City and promoting the preservation of these properties. (Section 420.010)
City of Oakland
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 220511, St. Louis, MO 63122
Hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
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.
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)
We have the proven ability to combine artistic vision and the practical problem solving necessary to transform depleted and obsolete properties, creating relevant, best in class assets for residents and investors.
Tegethoff Development views real estate investing differently. We focus on immediate, dependable, and growing cash flow allowing us to reduce risk and mitigate volatility. We are not your typical ‘build it, fill it, and flip it’ developer…we develop to own for cash flow.
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)