San Fernando, California

Lopez Adobe, a two-story building built in 1883 artistically blends Monterey Colonial and Victorian styles. It was purchased by the City of San Fernando in 1971 and is a National Historic Landmark. To restore and rehabilitate Lopez Adobe, our team carefully engineered seismic improvements to sensitively integrate with the existing architecture and led a team of structural and civil engineers, a landscape architect, and a materials conservator to create interior and exterior details that honor the adobe's existing architecture,

We prevented further deterioration of the historic structure with site grading and drainage solutions and a new landscape plan was created to enliven the experience of those walking through the historical grounds. 

Work on this project was completed in compliance with the Secretary of Interior’s standards and the Lopez Adobe received a 2013 Preservation Award from the Los Angeles Conservancy.




Technical aspects of the repairs required close coordination of the structural details with the character of the existing adobe architecture.