James Roseberry Named Associate

Trivers is pleased to announce that James Roseberry has been named an Associate of the firm. During his 14 years at Trivers, James has maintained high client satisfaction and a commitment to his projects. In addition, James has been committed to bettering the City of St. Louis through his involvement over the years with organizations such as Metropolis St. Louis, East-West Gateway Council of Governments, Construction Specification Institute and the Missouri Bicycle Racing Association. In his new role as Associate, James will be involved in strategic firm-wide decisions, continue his mentorship with coworkers, and lead the ongoing sustainability efforts of the firm.

James has been a major contributor on some of the firm’s largest projects, including the renovation of the former Grand Leader Department Store downtown. The $81M renovation, now called The Laurel, includes 205 residential apartments, a 212-key hotel, retail and parking. Other notable projects in James’ portfolio include the Moolah Temple and Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Grove Brewery & Bierhall. He is a member of AIA St. Louis, the U.S. Green Building Council and serves on the Play Space Committee at St. Margaret of Scotland School.

Congratulations, James!

3010 Apartments Receives National Trust/HUD Secretary's Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation

Trivers Associates is excited to announce that the 3010 Apartments renovation is the recipient of the prestigious National Trust/HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation. The award recognizes efforts that advance the Nation’s historic preservation goals while providing affordable housing and economic development opportunities for low- and moderate-income residents.

This historically sensitive redevelopment represents a perfect marriage of missions – providing a stable home for our most vulnerable neighbors while preserving an important place in St. Louis’ history. I’m proud to stand with the National Trust to recognize the hard work of those who understand that people and places define who we are.
Julián Castro, HUD Secretary 

Originally constructed between 1907 and 1911 by Father P.J. Dunne as a home for the frequently homeless boys who sold newspapers on street corners across the City, the handsome building at 3010 Washington Avenue has provided shelter and care to the homeless for more than 100 years. The core of the recent renovation was the conversion of the barracks-like institutional housing into apartments for low to very-low income adult residents, with veterans and the disabled, especially the homeless, given preference.

After Father Dunne's News Boys' Home and Protectorate closed in the mid-20th Century, the building was assumed by the Salvation Army and renovated to house the Harbor Light Center beginning in 1970 to serve those affected by addiction, chronic homelessness and various disabilities. After more than 40 years of intensive use, the building was once again in serious need of attention. Fortunately, its owners valued the historic architectural elements and decided to incorporate the building into an ambitious plan to transform surrounding blocks into a hub of services and innovative new facilities for serving many of St. Louis' most vulnerable residents.

The renovation was accomplished without drastically altering the interiors and special attention was given to protecting and enhancing historic elements. These elements infuse new life into the building, bringing shelter and promise to those that reside within its walls and looking to infuse new energy into their own lives.

The 3010 Apartments project exemplifies how historic preservation can uplift deteriorating, underutilized buildings and revitalize communities.
– Stephanie Meeks, President of the National Trust for Historic Preservation

Affordable Housing Coming to Forest Park Southeast

Trivers is excited to be working with Rise Community Development on the new Adams Grove project, which features affordable townhouses and garden apartments in the Forest Park Southeast Neighborhood.  An article on this exciting development was recently featured in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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