You might already know we're big advocates of preserving old buildings whenever possible, but did you know we renovated our own building? This space was a dive when we bought it, but we undertook the challenge for a couple of reasons: We wanted to invest in the City of St. Louis by purchasing our own building here, and a comprehensive renovation could show off all of our services, including architecture, interior design, tax credit research,

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A few weeks ago we hopped on a bus to Jeff City with people from the Downtown Partnership, Cherokee Street, Grove Properties, Missouri Preservation and Trivers Associates to plea our case for preserving the Missouri Historic Tax Credit. (In case you missed it, check out the Storify of it here.) A common misconception of the program is that is only serves St. Louis and Kansas City. To help dispel that, our bus -- affectionately called

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Jerry Schlichter, hero to preservationists and all-around-good guy. Jerry Schlicter is a big deal. If it weren't for him, Missouri probably wouldn't even have the Historic Tax Credit , the credit we've been fighting to preserve over the last few weeks. Not only did he spearhead the passage of the Historic Tax Credit, but he also authored the Missouri Rebuilding Communities tax credits. Jerry is founder of the law firm Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, and

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A former tape factory, our office was renovated with the Missouri Historic Tax Credit. Hop on the bus, Gus. We're going to Jefferson City. Tomorrow is Missouri Preservation Day, and our esteemed legislators will be available to chat with their constituents. We'll be there -- along with scores of other concerned citizens -- to voice our support of the Historic Tax Credit program. We've got a bus, and we're going to take the scenic route

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An example of one of SPACE's new designs. Or it may have come off the internet. Whatever. We're missing the Walking Dead marathon. In a move that surprised urbanists and local architecture buffs alike, SPACE Architecture + Design Studio announced today the firm is no longer going to practice contemporary architecture. "Modernism is hard. Besides, St. Louis just doesn't have enough vinyl siding and brick veneer fronts," said SPACE Cadet-in-Chief Tom Niemeier. "Screw making unique

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We renovated our office with help from the Missouri Historic Tax Credits. We need your help. When I say "we," I'm not just talking about the folks here at SPACE. We're speaking on behalf of all those affected by a possible cap on the Missouri Historic Tax Credit: construction workers, homeowners, furniture makers, schoolchildren, durable goods manufacturers, designers, painters, engineers. Don't forget anybody who lives in, goes to school in, works (on or in) renovated

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