Mission Accomplished! October WCAPT Event at the Santa Barbara Mission

Chattel has been managing historic preservation projects at the Santa Barbara Mission as part of a National Park Service (NPS) Save America’s Treasures (SAT) grant since 2011. This summer, the projects have wrapped up and the Association for Preservation Technology, Western Chapter (WCAPT) will be holding a tour and presentation of the recently completed work. Presentations will be made by representatives of the Mission and Chattel, Conservator John Griswold and representatives from Restoration Contractor Spectra. The event will take place at the Mission on October 9th, 2015 starting at 1:30 pm. For more information check out the  WCAPT website and don't forget to register for the event here.

Our work at the Mission included preparing a Historic Structure Report, prioritizing work items within a limited budget, as well as managing a team of consultants consisting of Structural Engineer Nels Roselund and Conservator John Griswold along with an archaeologist, hydrologist, cost estimator and plumber. The SAT grant was implemented over four phases of work, each of which was competitively bid to pre-qualified contractors and required NPS approval prior to commencing work. Chattel is currently in the final stages of drafting an easement required under the SAT grant to protect character-defining features of the Mission.

Check out these selected before & after pictures of the completed work and join us at the event to learn more about the transformation!