The California Preservation Foundation (CPF) recently honored the recipients of their 2019 Design Awards in a gala held at the Mark Hopkins Hotel in downtown San Francisco. The CPF Awards are a statewide hallmark, showcasing the best projects in historic preservation. The recipients of the Design Awards are selected by a jury of top professionals in the fields of architecture, engineering, and history, as well as renowned critics and journalists.
One of the winners in the Restoration category was the repair of the Napa County Courthouse, which sustained major damage during the 2014 South Napa Earthquake. The jury acknowledged the challenges of renovating historic courthouses, and noted that:
“Meeting ADA requirements and the specific needs of court construction without destroying the historic rooms is a tough challenge. This is a beautiful project, and the results are really impressive.”
TLCD Architecture was privileged to be part of the design team on this very exciting project. Working for the County of Napa, the team was managed by AECOM, TreanorHL was the lead historic architect, ZFA Structural Engineers provided the engineering, and TLCD was the affiliated architect responsible for the ADA and Fire Life Safety design. Alten Construction was the general contractor, and did a wonderful job in executing the design.
It was a real pleasure to be involved in the efforts to restore this treasure to the community of Napa, which has played an important part in the City’s history.