Chattel is preparing a Preservation Plan that will allow the campus as a whole, including buildings and landscape, to continue serving as a symbol of the federal government’s commitment to care for veterans.

Chattel is assisting in seismic retrofit and limited rehabilitation of 14 buildings at the Veterans Affairs West Los Angeles Medical Center (VA West LA).  Collaborating with a team of architects and engineers, Chattel has completed Section 106 review for three buildings and consulted with SHPO, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, Los Angeles Conservancy, Veterans Service Organizations, and Native American tribes.  In 2014, Chattel successfully completed a National Register nomination for the campus and full rehabilitation of Building 209, which is scheduled to open in 2015.

The National Register-listed historic district includes 48 contributing resources and 38 non-contributing resources, including Building 209.

The National Register-listed historic district includes 48 contributing resources and 38 non-contributing resources, including Building 209.

Buildings designed in a Mission Revival style, reflecting a romantic California past, serve to honor veterans though a recognizably "American" or patriotic language of architecture.

Buildings designed in a Mission Revival style, reflecting a romantic California past, serve to honor veterans though a recognizably "American" or patriotic language of architecture.

The campus, located at the prominent intersection of Sepulveda and Wilshire boulevards, developed in response to changing health requirements and numbers of veterans and includes large, landscaped grounds that have been enjoyed by veterans, their families, and other visitors. Photo courtesy of Department of Veterans Affairs archives.

The campus, located at the prominent intersection of Sepulveda and Wilshire boulevards, developed in response to changing health requirements and numbers of veterans and includes large, landscaped grounds that have been enjoyed by veterans, their families, and other visitors. Photo courtesy of Department of Veterans Affairs archives.