Outstanding design deserves recognition, and five sensational St. Louis design projects have been singled out for our third annual Architectural Finesse Awards. Evaluated by a distinguished panel of Kansas City architects, Scott Bickford, Ron Stallbaumer and Wolfgang Trost, the winning entries include a unique variety of newly built and remodeled living spaces, honored for their architectural ingenuity and integrity and overall aesthetic appeal.
And the winners are...
The Before/After, Directions In Design, Inc.
The Addition, Curtiss W. Byrne, Architect
The Bar, Directions In Design, Inc.
The Ceiling, Curtiss W. Byrne, Architect
The Staircase, G.M. Doveikis and Associates
Ron Stallbaumer, AIA
Ron Stallbaumer is principal at Wendlandt & Stallbaumer Architects. Licensed in Kansas, Missouri and Colorado, Ron is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), is NCARB Certified (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards) and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Ron shares his Overland Park, Kansas home with his architect wife, their two daughters and a schnauzer.
Wolfgang Trost, AIA
Wolfgang Trost came to the United States with his German family to pursue the “American Dream.” After graduating from the University of Kansas in 1977, Wolfgang has been passionate about quality design and architecture. His Kansas City-based architectural firm, Wolfgang Trost Architects, practices the goal of excellent design with function and beauty with styles ranging from contemporary to classically traditional styles.
Scott Bickford, AIA
Scott Bickford and his staff at Bickford and Company have focused on residential architecture, designing nearly 6,000 projects over the past 34 years. Respect for the craftsmen has led to great relationships among the construction community and a reputation for producing buildable designs regardless of their complexity. While the palette varies with each client there is always a strong emphasis on lifestyle and function making his practice one of designing homes and not just houses.