Photo by Tim Griffith

Solution

Griffith Observatory

Los Angeles, CA

Market: Cultural

Client

Pfeiffer Partners Architects PC

Completion

2007

Awards

2008 AIA Honor Awards for Architecture, AIA
2007 Preservation Design Award, Rehabilitation category, California Preservation Foundation
2007 National Preservation Award, National Trust for Historic Preservation
2007 Macerich Company Grand Prize Award, Los Angeles Architecture Awards
2007 Los Angeles Conservancy Preservation Award, Los Angeles Conservancy
2007 Gold Award, Building Design and Construction Reconstruction Awards
2007 California Preservation Foundation Trustees Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation, California Preservation Foundation
2007 Architectural Awards Grand Prize, Los Angeles Business Council

Photo by Tim Griffith

Griffith Observatory, which sits on the southern slope of Mount Hollywood, is a Designated Historic-Cultural Monument for the City of Los Angeles. The Art Deco observatory, constructed in 1935, was envisioned and funded by Col. Griffith J. Griffith and designed by Austin and Ashley. SGH consulted on materials conservation and waterproofing as part of the observatory’s major expansion and renovation.