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Los Angeles-area, CA, October 22, 2020 —
Structural Focus is proud to announce that two of our projects are 2020 California Preservation Foundation (CPF) Award recipients. Jay Littleton Ball Park in Ontario won in the Culture Resource Studies category, and Bradbury House in Los Angeles took home an award in the Rehabilitation category. We thank David Cocke (Bradbury House/Jay Littleton Ball Park), Taylor Funk (Jay Littleton Ball Park), Evelyn Mikailian (Bradbury House), and Melineh Zomorrodian (Jay Littleton Ball Park) for their hard work on their respective projects.
Winners of the CPF Awards are selected by a jury of top professionals in the architecture, engineering, planning, and history fields – as well as renowned architecture critics and journalists. Projects that are selected are credited with “(furthering), to a notable degree, the purposes of the profession, consistent with the California Preservation Foundation’s mission.” [About the Preservation Design Awards, 2020]
Structural Focus worked together with GPA Consulting and Spectra Construction to complete the Jay Littleton Ball Park project. The project guided alterations, improvements, repair and maintenance of the facility in a manner that adhered the Secretary of Interior Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties to ensure preservation and the continued use of the City owned ball park facility. The Ball Park is a well-known filming site, appearing in movies such as “A League of Their Own” and “Eight Men Out”, as well as the television show, “The X-Files”, and others.
The 1923 Bradbury House was designed by John W. Byers, a noted Spanish Colonial Revival architect of the 1920’s and is a Los Angeles historical-cultural monument. The building was significantly damaged in the 1994 Northridge earthquake. The owners of the House, Carol, Earl, and Audrey Fisher recruited Nels Roselund, a noted preservation structural engineer. Together, as a labor of love, they started to repair the building. With Nels’s retirement in 2016, Structural Focus picked up where he left off and completed the project in early 2017 working alongside lead consultant, Matthew Dillhoefer of MGD Environmental Design, and Spectra Construction.
For more information on the 37th Annual California Preservation Awards and for a complete list of winners, click here.