Restoration of Multimedia Historic Buildings

Many of our previous projects included more than just one material. Building restoration involving several media can be quite challenging at times. The following projects demonstrate the complexity of restoring muiltimedia architectural materials.


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Barstow Train Station Brick and Cast Stone

Barstow Train Station Brick and Cast Stone

Barstow, San Bernadino COunty,
California, USA

The Santa Fe Depot in Barstow was a major stop on the transcontinental railway and housed a Harvey House restaurant. Brick and cast stone veneer elements suffered a major blow during previous seismic activity and were carefully removed and later re-installed after structural reinforcing and other seismic upgrades were completed....

Christie Hotel Brick and Terra Cotta

Christie Hotel Brick and Terra Cotta

Hollywood, Los Angeles County,
California, USA

The Christie Hotel had undergone not only environmental damage but also 'aesthetic' revisions so that an adaptive re-use by the owners required the restoration of existing historic fabric as well as the careful replication of new matching materials. Wikipedia Reference: http://http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Christie

Los Angeles Central Library Restoration

Los Angeles Central Library Restoration

Los Angeles, Los Angeles County,
California, USA

The L.A. Central Library was almost torn down but saved at the last minute to be completely restored and expanded as the showpiece of one of the greates municipal libraries of America. It served as the focal point and transition of Los Angeles from an ahistorical city to one whos...

Temple Emmanu-El Restoration

Temple Emmanu-El Restoration

San Francisco, San Francisco County,
California, USA

Restoration of the exterior and interior surfaces of this extraordinary synagogue covered a wide range of media, including marble, cast stone, brick, and cemen stucco.  Wikipedia Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congregation_Emanu-El_(San_Francisco,_California)

Huntington Library and Museum Veneer Repairs

Huntington Library and Museum Veneer Repairs

San Marino, Los Angeles County,
California, USA

The Huntington Museum and Library was originally the primary residence of Henry Huntington, builder of L.A.'s Red Line trolley system. The house later became the focal point gallery in the extended display and botannical spaces of the Huntington Library and Gardens. Wikipedia Reference:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Huntington_Library

San Bernardino County Courthouse Stabilization and Preservation

San Bernardino County Courthouse Stabilization and Preservation

San Bernardino, San Bernardino County,
California, USA

The courthouse had accumulated damage during previous quake activity over the years, and it became necessary to implement the seismic upgrade and restoration of the interior and exterior surfaces while the building was still in use and courts were in session. While decorative plaster and painted canvas ceilings were one...

Mayfair Theater Exterior Facade Preservaiton

Mayfair Theater Exterior Facade Preservaiton

Santa Monica, Los Angeles County,
California, USA

The emphasis on restoration and replication of all the facade materials on this decorative veneer called for a faithful and attentive approach to how each of the materials should be treated during removal, restoration, and eventual re-installation.

Raymond Theater Brick and Terra Cotta Veneer

Raymond Theater Brick and Terra Cotta Veneer

Pasadena, Los Angeles County,
California, USA

The Raymond Theater in Pasadena had been in business, more or less, for over 70 years before declining fortunes forced its closure. A recent adaptive re-use project saved all the orignal facade elements, recreated missing elements like the old marquee, and ensured the preservation of a part of Pasadena's historic...

1600 W. 7th St. Los Angeles Veneer Preservation

1600 W. 7th St. Los Angeles Veneer Preservation

Los Angeles, Los Angeles County,
California, USA

This building was one of the many damaged by fire during the King Riots in 1992. Subsequent repairs had not fared well in the intervening years, and the City's Historic Resources Dept. had mandated the replacement of these previous repairs.