Excellence in Accessibility 2021
Over many years AHJ has been involved in slowly retrofitting this historic structure into the beautiful venue it is today. First a seismic retrofit was performed which tied the unreinforced masonry (URM) walls to the roof and floor and stabilized the facades. Later the roof was supported so a main second floor dividing wall could be removed to create a large sprung dance floor. Later the precarious URM carriage house was reinforced with interior shotcrete and strengthened to create a charming short-term rental space. Next the elevated patio and outdoor lounge space with glass coverings was created. Curved walls, pergolas and unique features were artfully imagined by the design team and well executed by the contractor.