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Bradbury Project Team
Project Lead & Title (Phase 1, 2, and 3)
Owner/Client During Restoration
Carol and Earl Fisher
Current Owner/Client & Title
Matt Dillhoefer – MGD Environmental Design
Lead Engineer (Phase 3, 2015-2017)
David Cocke – Structural Focus
Evelyn Barkhordarian – Structural Focus
Lead Engineer (Phase I and 2, 2005-2016)
Nels Roselund – Roselund Engineering Co.
General Contractor (Phase 1, 2 and 3 in association with Carol Fisher)
Raul Tavera – Raul Tavera Construction
Restoration Contractor (Phase 3)
Dick Gee – Spectra Company
Decorative Painting (Phase 2 and 3)
Antonio Alvear – Alvear’s Painting
Tim Gregory – The Building Biographer
The Bradbury House is the winner of a 2020 Preservation Design Award for Restoration. Award recipients are selected by a jury of top professionals in the fields of architecture, engineering, planning, and history, as well as renowned architecture critics and journalists. The Award will be presented on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at an online awards ceremony. Tickets and sponsorship options are available at californiapreservation.org/awards.
About this project
Listed as a City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument, as well as on the National Register of Historic Places and on the California Register of Historical Resources, Bradbury House is a remarkable example of the Spanish Colonial Revival style. The home’s preservation has been a nearly twenty-year project performed by long-involved consultant teams guided by former owner Carol Fisher, who acted as the home’s loving preservation steward throughout the years. Carried out in three phases, this project not only shows successful repair of a historic house experiencing earthquake damage without visually impairing historic materials, it also followed the Secretary of Interior Standards for Treatment of Historic Properties and is a fine example of artisanal historic construction skills.