Chattel recently received national attention for our consulting work in historic preservation and expertise in restoration and rehabilitation of historic buildings. Check out the resources below provided by the National Park Service (NPS) and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP)!
Update to Preservation Brief 41:
The Seismic Retrofit of Historic Buildings
Chattel's photo (pictured above) was cited by the National Park Service of the U.S. Department of the Interior in a 2016 update to Preservation Brief 41: The Seismic Retrofit of Historic Buildings. A Preservation Brief provides guidance to property owners, contractors, and consultants for preserving, rehabilitating, and restoring historic buildings. Chattel's work on the Maxfield Building was used as an example of responsible design utilizing steel-frame reinforcement specific to seismic deficiency remediation for a concrete-frame building.
You can download the Brief here.
Section 106 Success Story:
West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs
(West LA VA) Medical Center
Chattel's work on the rehabilitation and seismic retrofit of Building 209 at the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center (West LA VA) Campus was featured as one of a few select Section 106 Success Stories listed by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP). Section 106 is a federal process under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 as amended (NHPA) that protects historic resources by "requiring federal agencies to consider the effects on historic properties of any project they carry out or which receives federal financial assistance, permits or approvals, and provide the ACHP an opportunity to comment on these projects prior to making a final decision." (ACHP, 2016).
The Success Story--which can be downloaded here--describes the Section 106 review process and the unique story behind Building 209's rehabilitation. You can read more about the West LA VA project here, as well as the many awards it has garnered.
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