University of California
This project saw the complete restoration of Bowles Hall, which comprised of: a historic lounge, dining commons, entryway, central staircase, roof and exterior. Royal complied with ADA building codes in addition to requirements for registered historical structures. This included safety features such as: a sprinkler system, emergency exits and seismic retrofitting.
Remediation of 84 years of deterioration proved a formidable challenge. Particularly, restoring the water-tight integrity of the roof as well as replacing the original 1927 elevator and radiators, plumbing and electrical infrastructure. The kitchen and dining room were also restored to provide in-house dining with meal service extending to the patio.