CIVIC AND CULTURAL

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  • Civic and Cultural

    Museums, civic centers, performing arts centers, libraries, and courthouses form the backbone of our society.
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Meet our leaders

Our knowledge and experience, developed over two decades, informs every project.

Learn more about our Civic and Cultural leaders >

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  • We are fully committed to evidence-based design and a process that brings together all stakeholders, from administrators, educators, scientists, caregivers and patients, to architects, engineers, regulators and builders.

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In the News

CO Architects’ design for the South County Justice Center in Porterville, CA and the Collaborative Life Sciences Building in Portland, OR (SERA Architects was the Executive Architect) receives American Architecture Awards.

The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County was recognized for its decade long renovation and new construction by ENR California in receiving the Cultural/Worship Award of Merit.  The judges felt that the project team created an ideal harmony between old and new and showed great stamina during the lengthy schedule.

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Los Angeles Conservancy, Preservation Award

Los Angeles County Natural History Museum receives a Preservation Award from the Los Angeles Conservancy. The project consists of the seismic upgrading and historic rehabilitation of the original building of the oldest museum in Los Angeles County. A key goal of the project was the seismic reinforcement of the structure without affecting the historic fabric or the important collections.

Los Angeles Conservancy

Los Angeles Business Council, Architectural Award for Preservation

Los Angeles County Natural History Museum receives a Preservation Award from the Los Angeles Business Council for its work on the 1913 Building. This project consisted of the seismic upgrading & historic rehabilitation of the original building of the oldest museum in Los Angeles County.

Los Angeles Business Council

California Preservation Foundation, Design Award, Large Rehabilitation Category

Los Angeles County Natural History Museum receives an Excellence in Design Award from the California Preservation Foundation for its work on the 1913 Building. This project consisted of the seismic upgrading & historic rehabilitation of the original building of the oldest museum in Los Angeles County.

California Preservation Foundation

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