Two Trivers Projects Win Landmarks Association Awards

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Two Trivers projects—The Victor and The Nicholas—have received 2024 Most Enhanced Awards from the Landmarks Association of St. Louis. Now in its 28th year, these prestigious awards recognize outstanding examples of restoration, rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of St. Louis’ architectural heritage.

The Most Enhanced Awards Ceremony was held at The Dogwood—one of Trivers’ adaptive reuse projects—on May 23. Only 14 awards were distributed.

Trivers Senior Project Architect and Associate Martin Padilla, AIA, LEED GA and Trivers Director of Sustainability and Associate James Roseberry, AIA, CDT, LEED AP BD+C accepted the Most Enhanced Award for The Victor along with Paric project executive Drew Siebert. Trivers Principal Joel Fuoss and Project Manager and Associate Ross Welch, AIA, LEED GA accepted the Most Enhanced Award for The Nicholas.

Most Enhanced Award winners are selected based on the difficulty of the project, the historical or architectural significance of the building, diversity of building type and development entity, the capacity of the project to have a transformational effect on its surrounding area, and the project’s power to inspire. More information about the two Trivers projects that earned awards is below:

The Victor: Constructed in 1906, the 735,000-square-foot Butler Brothers Building was vacant for two decades before Development Services Group began its $130 million renovation. As lead architect, historic architect and interior designer, Trivers reused as much of the building’s original structure as possible and incorporated elements of the building’s history throughout the inside. Opened to residents in June 2023, the mixed-use multifamily community next to St. Louis CITY SC’s CityPark now has 384 apartment units, top-of-the-line amenities, and retail and co-working spaces. Trivers moved into its new 8,000-square-foot office located on the ground floor of The Victor in May. The project was also named a winner of Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation’s 2024 Preserve Missouri Award.

The Nicholas: Built in 1912 by developer and constructor Nicholas Pelligreen, the six-story building located at 1500 S. Grand Ave. in St. Louis’ Midtown neighborhood was scheduled to be razed for a parking lot in 2020. St. Louis Midtown Redevelopment Corporation, Trivers and another local development group coordinated to bring the building owner and developer AHM Group to the table, leading to its $8 million conversion. Now The Nicholas is a six-story apartment building with 28 upscale residences designed to be a respite from the hectic, stressful nature of the health care environment. It is located within walking distance of Saint Louis University, SSM Hospital and SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.