The Hallidie Building is located at 130 Sutter Street, San Francisco, California. Built in 1918, the building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and No. 37 in the list of San Francisco’s landmarks. The building was designed by Willis Polk who foresaw the era of the sheer-glass office tower. MCA was hired to oversee the historic restoration of the iconic Hallidie Building.

MCA provided Historical Preservation and Construction Contract Administration services. The project first consisted of rehabilitating the 2nd floor balcony, which had become seriously compromised both structurally and cosmetically by long-term water damage. After further surveying of the building,the Client requested MCA perform Construction Contract Administration services for repairs at all levels of the building’s South facade, exterior balconies, fire escapes and ornamental sheet metal. MCA was also later hired to perform Construction Contract Administration on the curtain wall and concrete restoration on both the East and West facades.

Merit Award for Architecture 2013
The American Institute of Architects, California Counsel

Merit Award for Historic Preservation 2013
The America Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter

Governor’s Historic Preservation Awards 2014
Governor of the State of California

Preservation Design Awards 2014
California Preservation Foundation


Los Angeles

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Waterproofing Consulting, Construction Observation


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