You can make a touchdown at the Rose Bowl!

For nearly twenty years, HRG has partnered with the Rose Bowl to preserve and maintain its architecture and history. For members of the public who love the landmark as much as we do, there is now an exciting opportunity to assist with the preservation of its special legacy: sponsoring a paver with your name inscribed for the new main entrance plaza. The proceeds from the Brick Campaign will be used to support the continuing improvement of the stadium, including projects directly benefitting patrons of the Rose Bowl Game. And as an added bonus, thousands of visitors, millions of TV viewers, and your grandchildren will know you cared about history.www.rosebowlbricks.com

You may also contact the Rose Bowl Legacy group for other sponsorship opportunities.www.rosebowllegacy.com

Side: Rendering courtesy of DAIQ Architects.

 

HRG celebrates a staff anniversary.

Laura Janssen, Senior Architectural Historian, recently celebrated ten years as a highly valued member of HRG’s staff. Laura works on a variety of projects and tasks, including research, historic assessment and architectural conservation. Current assignments include construction monitoring at the LA County Hall of Justice and the Rose Bowl, and managing the preparation of a Cultural Landscape Report for the Los Angeles County Arboretum.

Above: Shangri-La, Honolulu, HI.

 

Los Angeles Conservancy recognizes HRG.

HRG recently received two 2013 Los Angeles Conservancy Preservation Awards. Winning projects were the 28th Street YMCA in Los Angeles and the Lopez Adobe in San Fernando.

Side: 28th Street YMCA, Los Angeles. Photograph courtesy of Eric Staudenmaier. 

 

Beverly Hills selects HRG for citywide survey.

HRG is leading a project team to update the citywide survey for the City of Beverly Hills. HRG has a long history in Beverly Hills, dating back to the authorship of the first citywide survey in 1985 by Christy Johnson McAvoy, HRG’s Founding Principal. The survey update will be a vital tool for land use planning in the City, including implementation of the City’s 2010 Historic Preservation Element as well as the 2012 Historic Preservation Ordinance. The survey update officially kicked-off in April, and is scheduled to be completed in Spring 2014. An important component of the project is outreach to the local community, which will include a series of public meetings in the coming months.

Side: Photo of Beverly Hills Streetscape, c.1950s.

 

Lopez Adobe stands strong.

HRG played a key role in the rehabilitation of one of Southern California’s rare 19th century treasures, the Lopez Adobe in the City of San Fernando. HRG tasks included analysis and review of rehabilitation work, design, and execution to meet historic preservation standards. Since acquiring the early residential landmark in 1970, the City and supportive citizens have maintained the site, home, and collection as a public museum. The recently completed project improved seismic safety, repaired deteriorated features, improved accessibility, and provided for landscaping that is more compatible with the site while accommodating public outdoor uses. This work culminated in a 2013 Preservation Award from the Los Angeles Conservancy.

Side: Lopez Adobe, San Fernando. Photograph Courtesy of the City of San Fernando.