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THE SECURITY BUILDING RENOVATION

Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Budget / Size: $9M / 110,000 SF

LEED Status: LEED-CSv2.0 Silver

Services: LEED project team training and charrettes; peer review of LEED certification submission package

Schedule Start: January 2004
Schedule Completion: December 2005

Client Contact: David Ohlemeyer, Principal, Security Partners LLC, 314.231.5700
Vertegy Contact: Thomas Taylor, Principal, 314.399.9992

Description: Built in 1891, the 10-story Security Building originally housed a bank and office space. The Historic Restoration and Renovation was partially funded by the National Park Service and Brownfield tax credits, and the project is one of the few LEED certified buildings also on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Lawrence Group, the project developer and architect, is the building’s largest tenant, and they were compelled to “go green” after a presentation by Vertegy. The decision allowed integration of the targeted sustainability initiatives into the design and construction, and resulted in the conversion of this once-condemned building to Class A office space and conference center.