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L.A. Union Station Team

Project Lead
Jospeh Sembrat – EverGreene Architectural Arts

Dyana Elam – Morlin Asset Management

Rachel Britain – EverGreene Architectural Arts

Historic Architect
John & Donald Parkinson

Historic Preservation Consultant
Sarah Devan – Architectural Resources Group

Colin Fisher – Pankow

Specialty Sub-Contractor(s)
EverGreene Architectural Arts

Los Angeles Union Station

Los Angeles Union Station is a winner for the 2021 Preservation Design Award for Craftsmanship/Preservation Technology. 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. Tickets and sponsorship options are available at californiapreservation.org/awards.

About Los Angeles Union Station

LAUS serves almost 110,000 passengers a day and is by far the busiest station in the western US and the 12th busiest in the country. The station was suffering from deferred maintenance, an outdated infrastructure, and the need to create a safe and clean environment for the ever-expanding traveling public. Major capital improvement and restoration projects began in 2013 and continue today. Our work encompassed the restoration and conservation of the 11,200 square-foot Grand Waiting Room, the 16,800 square-foot Ticketing Concourse, and the Entry Vestibule. The scope of work for this project was extensive. It included metal, wood, and soapstone restoration, restoration of the waiting room seating and information booth, restoration of the polished concrete passageway floor, and decorative paint and finishes restoration of all three areas to ultimately bring the interior and exterior back to their original brilliance.

Featured Image Courtesy Phil Turang