It was great to get some recognition on Thursday night at the Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association‘s Annual Dinner and Preservation Awards ceremony for all the hard work we put in to building out and moving in to our new West Berkeley home last summer. My landlords, Peter and Beverly Libaire, and I were honored by BAHA for our “rehabilitation” of the post-war (1946) light industrial building designed by Irwin Johnson for the Roland and Hilton Food Products Factory. (That’s some history that, I’m somewhat embarrassed to admit, I only learned last night from the historians of BAHA!) We did relatively little, it must be said, compared to the extremely impressive projects by some of the other awardees. But I’m pleased that my neighbors, one of whom nominated us, appreciate the TLC we put into it. Mostly we were recognized for restoring the storefront and bringing some life back to the building’s presence on the street. Special thanks to Peter and Beverly Libaire and to the Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association!
Below are some before-and-after photos.« Back to Blog
It looks fantastic. When I make my next visit to the Bay Area, I will come by your new studio gallery.