Kansas City has a wealth of incredible historic buildings ranging from the Art Deco skyscrapers Downtown and the Romanesque warehouses of the West Bottoms to the Craftsman Bungalows found throughout the City. Also part of Kansas City’s history are the often overlooked mid-century Modern, Brutalist, and Postmodern buildings, which are becoming historic landmarks in their own right. Rehabilitation of these buildings brings new design challenges as designers incorporate their historic details into a thoughtful renovation.
Elizabeth Rosin, of Rosin Preservation, will share some of the unique design challenges and creative solutions that her firm has encountered when rehabilitating modern buildings. Following her presentation, Foutch Architecture and Development LLC will give a behind-the-scenes tour of the Hy-Vee Arena which utilized historic tax credits to save the iconic arena designed by Helmut Jahn.
Photo credit for Flashcube building: Brad Finch | Rosin Preservation
**Masks are strongly encouraged for this event.**
Elizabeth Rosin, a nationally recognized expert in historic preservation, has helped clients secure National Register designations and historic tax credits to support nearly $2 billion of private sector rehabilitation activity since 2006. A longtime fan of mid-20th century architecture, Elizabeth is drawn to projects that are out of the ordinary and that require creativity and collaboration to achieve a successful resolution. She was excited to take on her first building from the 1980s last year.
Steve Foutch is the CEO and co-founder of Foutch Brothers, LLC, a diversiﬁed set of companies that re-purpose Historic and under-utilized properties into new concepts and living environments.
Steve received his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture in 1988 from Iowa State University, and then a Masters of Architecture and an MBA from the University of Illinois in 1991. He then did Strategic Real Estate Consulting projects for Ameritech and Sprint encompassing millions of square feet of oﬃce space design and consolidations. He then returned to Architecture as a partner with Gastinger Walker Harden Architects where he became involved with Historic properties and tax credit concepts.
A foray into athletic facilities is their latest twist in diversiﬁcation and community improvement. Steve has recently been appointed as a Governor for the Iowa State University Foundation, and won the recognition as their 2016 Emerging Philanthropist. He is an inaugural Advisor for Iowa State’s Masters of Real Estate Development program, is and Advisor for the Kansas City chapter of ULI, and serves on multiple Faith and non-proﬁt Boards.