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. 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 the contractor before the start of any building rehabilitation project.
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 and Kansas 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)
Touch of Distinction is a company with a principal having extensive involvement in the historic preservation cause. Paul Helmer has 40+ years of practice and has done multiple prize winning projects in the midwest. Period color and design are the hallmark of the company’s fame. Fame does not mean high client costs. Working from a home base in Kansas City, Missouri allows reasonable pricing for the versatile and able company. Call us at 816-931-9145.
Established in 1981, Treanor Architects specializes in historic preservation. We are committed to helping historic building owners develop and realize a vision that combines modern necessities with historic architecture. Through assessment, planning and design, Treanor identifies the best approach to creatively utilize historic buildings.
Our historic preservation services include: restoration, rehabilitation and adaptive use planning and design; historic interiors; exterior envelope restoration; historic structure reports; preservation and maintenance plans; and historic architecture consulting. (7/18)
U. S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation provides resources and expertise for the rehabilitation of historic buildings, the construction of affordable and market-rate homes, the development of renewable energy facilities, and the generation of commercial economic activity in low income communities. As one of the nation’s largest tax credit investors, USBCDC has invested more than $17 billion nationwide in hundreds of transactions, including Affordable Housing (LIHTC), New Markets (NMTC), Historic (HTC), and Renewable Energy (ITC) projects. These equity investments have provided needed revitalization and new resources to communities throughout the country.
With more than $1.5 billion invested through federal and state HTC Programs, USBCDC has worked closely with developers, local governments, and mission-based community development efforts to restore our nation’s architectural heritage and breathe renewed economic life into our inner cities. We have formulated many innovative financing solutions to address the higher costs associated with rehabilitating historic structures. Our expertise with combining tax credit programs has provided developers with the flexibility to leverage varied sources of financing and address the complexities of rehabilitating historic properties. (7/18)
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)