Pacific - Ford McKay Building Presentation and Tour with Historic Resources Committee
The session will be an on-site presentation by preservation architects from BOLA Architecture + Planning. The project is an innovative historic preservation effort involving a local landmark property made up by two historic terra cotta clad auto dealership buildings – the 1922 Ford McKay and 1925 Pacific McKay buildings. Impacted by the widening of the Mercer Corridor, it involved early move strategies and feasibility studies, leading to their eventual demolition and salvage, and subsequent reconstruction on a new concrete frame. The historic buildings are integrated within a new full block development for the Allen Institute for Brain Science, and will contain a new retail space and a private art gallery.
This unique reconstruction presented opportunities and challenges to retain and restore the designated historic materials, volumes and character while providing an energy efficient envelope and meeting current seismic requirements. Particular focus in this presentation will be the process of salvaging, restoring, recreating, and reinstalling historic materials, followed by a tour of the completed reconstruction.
Space is limited – register by Friday, October 23
$5 for AIA Members, Historic Resources Committee Participants & Association for Preservation Technology members
$15 for non-members