Client Projects

Brick Restoration

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. Brick Restoration Services: Cleaning, Restoration & Preservation, Patching & Repair, Iron Spall (Iron Jacking), Repoint, Restore, Seismic Upgrades & Stabilization, Painting & Stripping

Boyle Hotel
Brick Repointing
El Segundo High School
Brick Repair
Rachlin Building
Brick Veneer Repair
Glazed Brick Veneer Replacement
 
Barstow Train Station
Structural Reinforcing
Christie Hotel
Brick and Terra Cotta Reproduction
Raymond Theater
Brick and Terra Cotta Veneer Preservation
 

Cast Stone Restoration Portfolio

Cast Stone (sometimes labled 'PreCast') is the cost-effective substitute for hand-carved natural stone developed at the beginning of the 20th c. As Portland cement became more available towards the end of the 19th century, its use as an alternative decorative building material became more prevalent. Given California's major surviving buildings date from after 1900, it is no surprise that there are multiple examples of cast stone restoration and repair projects for our review. Cast Restoration and Cast Repair Services: Cleaning, Restoration & Preservation, Patching & Repair, Iron Spall (Iron Jacking), Resurface, Repoint, Custom Manufacture Molds, Custom Fabrication, Seismic Upgrades & Stabilization, Painting & Stripping

Wilshire Temple Rose Window
Cast Stone Restoration
LMU Sacred Heart Chapel
Cast Stone Preservation
First Methodist Church, Olvera St.
Cast Stone Removal and Preservation
Hollyhock House
Decorative Cast Stone Preservation
Balboa Park Museum of Art Entryway
Decorative Cast Stone Reproduction
William Penn Building
Cast Stone Stabilization
Carnegie Observatories Hunt Building
Precast Stone Restoration
Huntington Library Museum
Cast Stone and Stucco Veneer Patching
Mayfair Theater
Cast Stone Veneer Preservation
 
Atascadero City Hall
Cast Stone Fountain Restoration
   

Ceramic Tile Restoration Portfolio

Ceramic and marble tiles have been around for a long time, and their use in mosaic surfaces has always been an enjoyable challenge from a restoration viewpoint. With the advent and dispersal of porcelain technology in the last two centuries, these useful and durable materials became a regular component of many historic structures. The following ceramic tile and mosaic restoration projects give some indication of how varied these materials can be. Ceramic Tile Restoration Services: Cleaning, Restoration & Preservation, Patching & Repair, Resurface, Repoint, Custom Manufacture Mold, Custom Fabrication, Tiling

Granizo Mural
Ceramic Tile Repair & Reinstallation
Dome of Chapel of St. Mary's College
Porcelain Tile Installation
Fort Moore Pioneer Memorial
Restoration of Porcelain Tile Fountain
 

Historic Concrete Restoration Portfolio

With the commercial advent of modern day Portland cement, the use of concrete in construction blossomed and grew to large quantities by the early part of the 20th Century. The projects listed here provide a good sampling of historic concrete restoration, patching, and repair jobs, illustrating the use of concrete in historic buildings and facades. Historic Concrete Restoration Services: Cleaning, Restoration & Preservation, Patching & Repair, Iron Spall (Iron Jacking), Resurface, Repoint, Custom Manufacture Molds, Seismic Upgrades & Stabilization, Painting & Stripping

Oaklawn Bridge
Concrete Restoration
1932 Olympic Swim Stadium
Concrete Veneer Repairs
Cabrillo Bridge
Concrete Restoration and Stabilization
AMDA (Vine Tower)
Concrete Repair

Mosaic Tile Restoration Portfolio

Ceramic and marble tiles have been around for a long time, and their use in mosaic surfaces has always been an enjoyable challenge from a restoration viewpoint. With the advent and dispersal of porcelain technology in the last two centuries, these useful and durable materials became a regular component of many historic structures. The following ceramic tile and mosaic restoration projects give some indication of how varied these materials can be. Mosaic Tile Restoration Services: Cleaning, Restoration & Preservation, Repoint, Custom Fabrication, Tiling

LACMA May Co. Building
Mosaic Tile Repair
 
Palace Hotel
Marble Mosaic Flooring Repair
 
L.A. County Hospital Administration Bldg
Mosaic Floor Restoration
 

Natural Stone Restoration Portfolio

Natural stone as an exterior building material is not as prevalent on the West Coast as it is in the Eastern States, only because the majority of our buildng cycles took place after the advent of Portland cement and ceramic building materials. However, there are enough instances of natural stone in the urban Western environment to address this material, especially in regards to interior surfaces. The following stone restoration projects give some idea of how we have dealt with the medium in our restoration work. Natural Stone Restoration Services: Cleaning, Restoration & Preservation, Patching & Repair, Iron Spall (Iron Jacking), Installation, Resurface, Repoint, Seismic Upgrades & Stabilization, Custom Fabrication

Limestone

Vibiana Cathedral
Earthquake Retrofitting
Kerckhoff Hall
Limestone Preservation
Huntington Museum Gallery Entry
Limestone Sculpture Preservation
Los Angeles Central Library
Limestone / Ceramic Tile Restoration

Marble

Annenberg Beach House Pool
Marble Tile Restoration
Federal Office Building Veneer
Seismic Upgrade
Oakland City Hall
Interior Marble Restoration
Temple Emmanu-El
Decorative Marble and Stucco Restoration

Sandstone

Flood Building
Sandstone Restoration
Mt. St. Mary's College, Bldg. #1
Sandstone Patching and Repairs
     

Decorative Plaster Portfolio

Decorative plaster is a versatile medium that poses its own set of challenges but can yield highly decorative and enriched interior building surfaces. The decorative and ornamental plaster restoration projects shown here were the result of seismic upgrades and historic tax credit requirements regarding the amount of original material reinstalled. Decorative Plaster Repair and Restoration Services: Cleaning, Restoration & Preservation, Patching & Repair, Resurface, Custom Manufacture Molds, Custom Fabrication, Painting & Stripping

Subway Terminal Building
Decorative Plaster Restoration
Roosevelt Hotel Ballroom
Decorative Plaster Ceiling Renovation
San Bernadino County Courthouse
Decorative Plaster Restoration
 

Terra Cotta Restoration Portfolio

Terra cotta, both glazed and unglazed, is a very common decorative building material, used widely from its commercial introduction in the late 19th century until today. Originally marketed as a cost-effective alternative to hand-cut natural stone, it has evolved into a medium all its own. The following terra cotta restoration projects involved the use of repair as well as complete terra cotta replacement to provide the finished results. The restoration of terra cotta veneers often involves patching and repair of glazed decorative surfaces, using specialty patching mortars and coatings. Structural and surface damage can originate from moisture penetration behind the terra cotta units, so waterproofing and anchorage issues must be addressed as well. Terra Cotta Restoration Services: Cleaning, Restoration & Preservation, Patching & Repair, Iron Spall (Iron Jacking), Resurface, Repoint, Custom Manufacture Molds, Custom Fabrication, Seismic Upgrades & Stabilization, Tiling

Hollywood American Legion Post 43
Glazed Terra Cotta Restoration
Nash Building
Terra Cotta Reproduction
180 Spring St.
Terra Cotta Replication and Repair
Title Guarantee Building
Glazed Terra Cotta Patching
Gardner Building, Ventura
Terra Cotta Repair
Van Nuys Building
Terra Cotta Preservation
Eastern Columbia Building
Glazed Terra Cotta Restoration and Repair
Million Dollar Building
Terra Cotta Replacement
 

More Client Projects

1830 N Cherokee Ave, Los Angeles, CA - Cast Stone
403 Foothill Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA - Concrete
443 S San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA - Terra Cotta
Dechambeau Hotel, Bodie, CA - Brick
5121 Franklin Ave. Los Angeles, CA – (John Snowden House a Frank Lloyd Wright Jr House) - Concrete
Visitation Church and School, Los Angeles, CA - Brick
Union Station Front Entry Star, Los Angeles, CA - Natural Stone
131 Rossmore, Los Angeles, CA - Precast
355 Muirfield (featured in Architectural Digest), Los Angeles, CA - Precast
510 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA - FRC
709 Arden Beverly Hills, CA - Precast
Boeing, El Segundo, CA - Brick
Dream Centre, Los Angeles, CA - Plaster
Wurstkuche Downtown, Los Angeles, CA - Brick
Wurstkuche, Venice, CA - Brick
35 Dayton
2 Grant St.
San Fransico, CA
3 Grant St
San Fransisco, CA
1 Bunker Hill
Los Angeles, CA
AFI Administration Building
Los Angeles, CA
Alameda City Hall
Alameda, CA
Alameda County Courthouse
Oakland, CA
Alcazar Theater
San Fransico, CA
Beverly Vista School
Beverly Hills, CA
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
San Fransisco, CA
Bovard Hall,USC
 
Bradbury Building
Los Angeles, CA
Broadway State Office Bldg
Los Angeles, CA
Bullocks Wilshire Building
Los Angeles, CA
Cahill Terminal
San Jose, CA
Casa del Mar
Santa Monica, CA
Cooksey House
Palo Alto, CA
Crocker Mansion
San Fransisco, CA
Fine Arts Building
Los Angeles, CA
George Washington High School
San Fransisco, CA
Gilroy City Hall
Gilroy, CA
Glendale Main Post Office
Glendale, CA
Golden Gate Bridge
San Fransisco, CA
Higgins Building
Los Angeles, CA
Hollywood Center Building
Los Angeles, CA
Hollywood Professional Bldg
Los Angeles, CA
Huntington Park Fountain
San Francisco, CA
Jean Parker School
San Francisco, CA
Kinsey Hall UCLA
Los Angeles, CA
Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
Los Angeles, CA
Men's Gym UCLA
Los Angeles, CA
Oakland Arts Center
Oakland, CA
Presidio Water Treatment Plant
Los Angeles, CA
Gap Store Building
Santa Monica, CA
San Francisco Opera House
San Francisco, CA
Shell Building
San Francisco, CA
St. Dominic Cathedral
San Francisco, CA
Star News Building
Pasadina, CA
US Customs House
San Francisco, CA
Chancellor's Residence, UC Berkeley
Berkley, CA
USC Hospital Administration Bldg
Los Angeles, CA
Wyntoon Estate
Shasta, CA
Brunswick Building
Los Angeles, CA
Atascadero City Hall
Atascadero, CA
All Saints Church
Pasadena, CA
San Pedro Bank Lofts
San Pedro, CA
California State Office Building
San Francisco, CA
City View Lofts
Los Angeles, CA
Douglas Building Lofts
Los Angeles, CA
Geffen Playhouse
Los Angeles, CA
Hearst Mausoleum
Colma, CA
Millard House
Pasadena, CA
Pacific Center Building
Los Angeles, CA