Los Angeles, CA
Eastern Columbia Building
Designed by Claud Beelman, the thirteen-story Eastern Columbia Building with its turquoise terra-cotta and gold leaf exterior exemplifies the Art Deco Zigzag Moderne movement. SGH investigated cracked and spalled cladding and developed a restoration program as part of the property’s rehabilitation and adaptation for reuse as condominiums.
For this project, SGH completed the following:
- Investigated glazed terra-cotta and gold-leaf trim facade
- Recommended cost-effective repair and conservation methods
- Reviewed subsequent specifications for cleaning, repair, and replacement of the terra-cotta
- Provided construction observation services