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.
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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. StLDA has a depth of experience in many building types from residential to commercial. We have worked across the State of Missouri and Mid-west. StLDA has developed an expertise in historic renovation work, particularly in the use of State and Federal historic tax credits for project funding. Historic work has ranged from single family rehab to large commercial buildings. Projects have included our own offices, an original A&P grocery store on Delmar and most recently the renovation of a 7-story midrise known as the Gotham Apartments located in St Louis’ West End neighborhood. (7/18)
The St. Louis and Kansas City Equity Funds provide affordable rental housing, low risk investments that provide a market rate of return to investors, and a steady source of equity to partners and developers throughout the State of Missouri, Eastern Kansas, and Southern Illinois. Since its inception, St. Louis and Kansas City Equity Funds have raised over $367,000,000 which has been utilized to development 4,558 affordable homes utilizing the Low-Income Housing and Historic Tax Credit programs. Banks and corporations have invested in our multi-investor funds since 1988 to help bring affordable housing and historic preservation to communities across Missouri, Eastern Kansas, and Southern Illinois. (7/18)
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)
With over 30 years of experience in all facets of the trade, Eric Aulbach continues a family tradition. His work includes traditional plaster repair, patching, skim coats, drywall repair, exterior stucco, polished Italian/Venetian plasters, ornamental, cove work and imitation marble in slab and veneer methods. The self-described “Plaster Geek” excels at doing the job right. (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 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)
Lawrence Group is a building design, development and project delivery firm with professional staff in four regional offices in North America. Across our national network of operations, our firm’s expertise includes architecture, interior design, urban planning, landscape architecture, real estate development, graphic design, and construction management. Lawrence Group has a true expertise and passion for preserving historic structures. In addition to development and design, our experience includes leading the tax credit process from start to finish. Our staff of more than 170 includes registered architects, interior designers and LEED® accredited professionals, and our mission has been consistent for over 30 years: to help our clients realize their dreams. (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.
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)