Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts opens to the public.

In October, the historic Beverly Hills Post Office building was reborn as a significant component of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. The 1934 former post office was adapted and expanded as part of the $70-million, 2.5 acre performing arts campus which contains two theaters and a performing arts school for youth. Zoltan Pali, FAIA, of Studio Pali Fekete Architects designed the project, including a contemporary new facility and sculpture garden south of the historic structure. HRG has been part of the project team for many years, from CEQA review through design and execution, including working along side artisan contractors on the roof and masonry wall restoration. Congratulations to the City of Beverly Hills, the Center (orchestrated by Ms. Lou Moore), construction managers Rodney Freeman and Elaine Nesbit, and Jason Lin’s team at Matt Construction for a striking addition to the cultural landscape of Beverly Hills.

Side: Mock-up for brick filler, slip glazed face repairs, and pointing mortar matching, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts/Beverly Hills Post Office, 2013.