The panel compared St Louis’ preservation efforts to those of other cities, discussed the biggest wins and losses in St Louis, as well as what those in the audience could do to get involved in supporting preservation.
The Arch as a positive addition to St Louis in the 60s was discussed at length, offset by the loss of many cast-iron façade buildings in the 1930s to clear the way for the National Park grounds. Overall, the panel agreed that preservation was a balancing act requiring a viable re-use to be successful and that each win may have unintended consequences.
An excellent example of these consequences was discussed as the “win” of the redevelopment of the Old Post Office into a vital hub of downtown St Louis. It was offset by the “loss” of the Century building to provide a parking garage to support the vitality of the OPO and surrounding redevelopment. More than 50 attended the well-received panel, with much give and take between the audience and the panelists. Landmark’s own Amanda Clark moderated.
Kudos to Lead Architect Edward English, Scott Rosemann COO and Structural Engineering Director, and the support team at Rosemann's Kansas City Studio for their award winning design of St. Michael's Veterans Center - Phase II. The Capstone Award sponsored by the Kansas City Business Journal recognizes outstanding achievements in the field of Real Estate Development.
The plight of homeless Veterans is a national tragedy unfolding daily under overpasses and on city sidewalks as society passes by. In response, a group of tenacious collaborators, led by The Yarco Co. and Catholic Charities developed this affordable housing with an array of services and amenities. Rather than a temporary shelter, it is a dignified home where the unemployment cycle and substandard care are combatted. St. Michael’s Veterans Center - Phase II expands the innovative housing for homeless Veterans and eliminates a blighted and crime-ridden site in Kansas City. Innovative architectural design, quality construction, unit finishes, and site amenities lift up both the residents and the neighborhood.
For more information about St. Michael's Veterans Center, check out their website here. Thank you to all those who worked tirelessly to make this dream a reality.
Recently, Rosemann & Associates, P.C. Kansas City office took part in the Miles Against Melanoma 5K Walk/Run. Team Slappy, organized by Project Architect Gabe Vogl, has participate for the past 5 years in memory of Gabe’s wife Didi Vogl. A team of 40 friends, family and coworkers came out to support Didi’s life and legacy.
Members of the Rosemann team, Staff Architect Zachary Arand and Project Manager Michael Gaillard’s daughter Audrey were awarded two first place medals.
On May 17th, Don Rosemann, Rick New, Kerrie Kannberg and Nathan Rosemann of the Rosemann Denver Studio joined owner and operator Ascent Living Communities as they celebrated the completion of the Village at Belmar. This Ascent Living Communities development in Lakewood, Colorado, combines Independent Living townhouses with an Assisted Living and Memory Care main building all on one campus. The 7.5 acre complex is conveniently situated a short distance from the Belmar Shopping District and the City of Lakewood Cultural Center. Congratulations to all those who made this project a success!
Rosemann & Associates, P.C. team led by Vice President, Dave Hendrikse, recently had the opportunity to provide professional services to help Harvesters – The Community Food Network continue its mission to “feed hungry people today and work to end hunger tomorrow”. With the startup of their new cooler and cold dock, relocated agency pick up and various changes to their volunteer areas, Harvesters is poised to meet that mission well into the future. The new cooler space and clean room have been featured in the news so check out the videos here or read about the project in the Kansas City Star. If you are interested in getting involved with Harvesters check out their website for volunteer and donation opportunities.
Rosemann’s design of Village at Delmar Place was honored as Housing Development of the Year by the City of St. Louis’ Community Development Administration. The annual award ceremony was held on April 17th at the Jewel Box in Forest Park. The entire team, led by RISE and Efficacy Consulting, LLC accepted the award.
The Housing Development of the Year award recognizes individuals, organizations, and businesses who have made significant contributions to the community development field in St. Louis.
Pictured from left to right:
Front Row: Larry Perlmutter, Stephen Acree, John Williams, Kathy Sorkin, Yaphett El-Amin, Nancy Rodney, Rick Bonasch, Jarrett Cooper
Second Row: John Nuernberger, Ron Kraus, Mark Stroker, Alderman Frank Williamson
A few months ago, Zack Callaway of our Denver Studio submitted a t-shirt design for a competition and won! The design competition was for the Team Gleason foundation which supports Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Steve Gleason, a former New Orleans Saints football player, is a personal hero of Zack’s. The charity helps in the following ways:
No White Flags was the inspirational phrase that Steve Gleason spoke when he was diagnosed with ALS back in 2011. Steve was responsible for the famous blocked punt in the first football game back in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. A play which had a large impact on the city and symbolically turned it around.
The concept of the design is the re-interpretation of the Katrina X-codes that were spray-painted on the sides of each house in the aftermath of Katrina, and by rebranding the symbol with the Team Gleason “No White Flags” mantra, it hopes to inspire those affected by ALS to not give up the fight no matter how bleak things may seem.
On April 27, 2017 Vice Presidents Kathy Sorkin and Jarrett Cooper along with architect Ryan Montana attended the Missouri Preservation Honor Awards at the State Capitol in Jefferson City, MO where Rosemann & Associates, P.C. was presented with the Preserve Missouri Award for their exceptional architectural design of the E.F. Swinney School project in Kansas City, MO.
The E.F. Swinney School was constructed in 1914 for the Kansas City Missouri School District and was expanded in 1927 and in 1987. The school closed in 1997 and the building stood vacant for many years. Swinney Development Partners worked to have the building placed on the National Register and eventually with Rosemann at the lead, the school was transformed into an upscale thirty-eight-unit apartment complex utilizing Historic Tax Credits. An additional wing, of similar material and design was added to the northwest corner.
Located just steps away from the Plaza District in Kansas City, this adaptive use of the historic Swinney School is an example of the creative capabilities of the Rosemann Team.
Pictured from left to right: Parker Young, Chip Walsh, David Braine, Missouri Representative Judy Morgan, Zach Nichols, Ryan Montana, Jarrett Cooper, Brad Wolf, Natalie Riley, Jeff Forgey
On April 27, 2017 Rosemann’s Vice President & Business Development Director Kathy Sorkin was the winner of the CBN’s 2017 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Community Building!
The CBN (Community Builders Network of Metropolitan St. Louis) is a network of non-profit community development corporations looking to grow the sector in the St. Louis Region by increasing the capacity of organizations and developing a more supportive community development system.
CBN’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Community Building recognizes an individual who:
Her willingness to build relationships across sectors and her passion for community development establish her as a leader and agent of change.
Congratulations Kathy on your outstanding achievement!
Ann Kemmesat recently joined Rosemann’s Denver Studio. A native Coloradan, Ann grew up in Longmont, Colorado,where she became curious about how buildings were designed while driving around all the custom mountain homes surrounding her.
In 2011 Ann graduated with a Bachelors of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado Boulder and then went on to earn her Masters in Architecture from the University of Colorado Denver in 2013. After graduation Ann worked for several firms and gained experience with residential and commercial design.
Since working at Rosemann she has begun designing senior living facilities which combines both of her design interests, commercial and residential. Ann recently learned that she passed all of her Architect Registration Examination (ARE) tests as well as completing her Intern Development Program hours. She awaits receipt of her official number and stamp from the State of Colorado. Congratulations Ann!
Ann loves spending time outdoors with her family, friends and nine-year-old black Lab Milo. When the weather turns warm Ann can be found cycling the Front Range and Rocky Mountain road passes with her Dad. She has participated in several cycling events for charitable organizations including Ride the Rockies, The Courage Classic, and the Tour de Wyoming.