Studio Block

Des Moines, IA

Renovation of a series of buildings in the East Village known as the Baker-DeVottie-Hollingsworth Block (also known as the Studio Block) to house street level retail, professional office and urban loft residential units. The buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places and this project involved historic preservation tax credits as well as local economic development incentives. Work in these buildings include fac╠žade stabilization, window replacement, complete replacement of the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, sprinkler system installation and replacement of historic wood trims, casings and base boards. This work was done in close coordination with a local Historic Preservation architect consultant, the State Historical Preservation Office, and the owner to mesh historically appropriate modifications with the functional demands of the owner.