The Sacramento Bee Covers Historical Library and Courts Building

Our team is putting the final touches on the Stanley Mosk Library and Courts building in downtown Sacramento.  The Sacramento Bee recently covered the project, which can be read here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/04/05/5318311/final-touches-end-disorder-in.html.

This project consisted of upgrades to the interior and exterior of the historic building. Our primary project goals were to gain back the historic character and upgrade the building’s infrastructure systems to support future needs. A complete fire and life safety upgrade to add fire suppression and improve the means of egress was included, along with the abatement of hazardous materials. Interior upgrades included the establishment of vertical stacking shelves; re-configuration of compact library shelving; restoration of the historic elevators; enhancing security; and improving accessibility.  Existing deficiencies in mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems were also corrected. Architectural renovation items included the repair and restoration of historic ceilings, light fixtures, and works of art. Exterior restoration addressed the roof and shell deficiencies. Two mechanical penthouses were demolished and rebuilt on the roof to re-open the historic light wells. The six-story building contains approximately 188,000 SF.