Historic Renovation
We’re well-versed in the delicate balance between making sure an older building is safe while maintaining its historic fabric. We have a long history of creating retrofit designs that use the most efficient, state-of-the art structural engineering techniques while leaving visitors scratching their heads when searching for any evidence of new construction. After implementing the first use of base-isolation in a historic structure and working to keep some of America’s most precious historic buildings safe, we take pride in our ability to integrate the new with the old in subtle but strong ways.
Historic Renovation Projects

  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City Main Temple, Seismic Retrofit
  • College of Alameda/Merritt College 860 Atlantic Avenue Adaptive Re-Use
  • Congregation Emanu-El, Seismic Retrofit and Addition
  • Goldman Fund Presidio Building 211
  • Gregory Bateson Office Building, Seismic Retrofit
  • GSA, James R. Browning, U.S. Court of Appeals Building
  • Kenneth Hahn, Hall of Administration, Seismic Retrofit
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center, Berkeley, CA
  • Palo Alto Civic Center Police Department Wing Seismic Retrofit
  • Saints Peter & Paul Church Seismic Retrofit
  • Salt Lake City & County Building Seismic Rehabilitation
  • San Francisco Mint, Seismic Evaluation & Seismic Upgrade
  • San Francisco State Supreme Court Building Seismic Retrofit
  • UC Berkeley Clark Kerr Campus Modernization/Renewal Project
  • UC Berkeley Haas Pavilion Expansion
  • UC Berkeley Latimer Hall Seismic Upgrade
  • UC Berkeley Old Berkeley Art Museum Seismic Retrofit
  • University of California, Berkeley, Giannini Hall
  • Xicor Corporation Building 1 Seismic Strengthening
  • Zeneca Western Research Center Seismic Retrofit