Willmore Lodge is a National Register-listed log structure and unique site on Lake Ozark, built in 1930 for Union Electric as a high-profile residence. The building needed maintenance and accessibility upgrades, but historic log construction requires specialized knowledge and skills for assessment, design, and restoration. Furthermore, since a national energy corporation owned the building, it was subject to regulatory reviews.
PVN worked with a national design-build group to develop the project strategy and feasibility assessment for a phased restoration of Willmore Lodge. PVN developed the historical background and design foundation for the project, including an historic document review, regulatory approval plan, assessment of preservation funding sources, and best practices for historic log repairs. PVN collaborated to develop the scope, project objectives, preliminary budget, project partners and stakeholders, and project phasing as part of the Project Charter. In order to refine the anticipated project costs, PVN performed a condition assessment of the log structure and other exterior building components to quantify repairs for project planning and budgeting. PVN also prepared condition assessment drawings, prioritized recommendations and appropriate treatments for log repair, and collaborated with the owner and the design-build group to develop a phased repair plan.
PVN collates seemingly disparate project barriers into a navigable solution. Likewise, energy-producing owners must operate and complete projects within a strict federal regulatory environment. Finally, preservation projects can access unconventional funding sources, such as the federal and state historic tax credits. The value of our services stems from our unique integration of design for preservation, research, real estate development services, and a deep understanding of the regulatory and economic framework of historic preservation.