Secretary’s Standards


Jane B. Eisner Middle School
Los Angeles, California

The Jane B. Eisner Middle School has a new home in a former 1923 Pacific Bell Company telephone garage. The building is a City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument and located within the Harvard Heights Historic Preservation Overlay Zone. Seeing an opportunity for a new charter school to occupy the building, the Camino Nuevo Academy planned a school that would provide the next level of education for students attending their nearby elementary school. Frederick Fisher & Partners Architects designed an adaptive reuse project integrating the necessary seismic upgrades and other improvements to accommodate a school user.


Veterans Affairs West Los Angeles Preservation Plan
Los Angeles, California

Chattel created a Preservation Plan for over 100 National Register of Historic Places -listed resources at the Veterans Affairs West Los Angeles Medical Center Campus. The Preservation Plan was prepared to guide the treatment of historic properties and appropriate future development at VA West LA Campus. 


1012 second street
santa monica, California

1012 2nd Street a used historic preservation incentive program embodied in the Santa Monica Municipal Code that is a critical and important part of the City’s historic preservation program. Initially adopted by City Council in 2006 as a Zoning Variance process, the program is now implemented through review of Major Modifications to allow some flexibility in development standards and implementation of incentives for projects that include the retention and preservation of a designated Landmark building or Contributing Structure to an adopted Historic District. The 1895 Landmark turn-of-the-20th cottage was once owned by Glendale and San Fernando developer Leslie Brand and used as a weekend retreat. Designated in 2005, the property was initially identified in the City Historic Resource Inventory. When demolition was proposed, the Landmarks Commission took action to preserve the Landmark cottage but allow demolition of a 1924 multi-family unit building at the rear of the property.