Historic Brick Preservation

Brick is so common a building material as to be easily overlooked in the survey of historic building materials, but it is so ubiquitous that to ignore it would be misleading. The following brick restoration and repair projects are representative of the issues we face when dealing with this widely used material.


Related Projects

Boyle Hotel Brick, Stone, Cast Iron

Boyle Hotel Brick, Stone, Cast Iron

Los Angeles,
California, USA

The Boyle Hotel was one of the early Five-Star Residence Hotels of Los Angeles. 

El Segundo High School Brick, Cast Stone Restoration

El Segundo High School Brick, Cast Stone Restoration

El Segundo, Los Angeles,
California, USA

The brick and cast stone facade had suffered from long-term exposure to salt-laden air, with rusting and deterioration of internal steel components, causing damage to the masonry facade. 

Rachlin Building Brick Facade

Rachlin Building Brick Facade

Los Angeles,
California, USA

This former manufacturing facility was converted to an architectural studio and the project entailed a complete rehabilitation of the brick surfaces during this adaptive use project

Glazed Brick Veneer Replacement

Glazed Brick Veneer Replacement

Venice Beach, Los Angeles,
California, USA

A portion of glazed brick veneer on a building facing the oean in Southern California had failed catastrophically, due to inner mild steel failure of the structural elements. Exposure to the salt-laden air of this marine-adjacent location mandated a complete removal and later reinstallation of new brick after addressing the...