Bovard Administration Hall Arcade paving and Entry rehabilitation USC, 2016

Bovard Hall is the administrative center of the University of Southern California including the Office of the President and Provost offices as well as the 1,200 seat Bovard Auditorium. The historic building, qualified for the California Register of Historic Places was constructed in 1921 and designed by famed local architects Parkinson and Parkinson, also designers of Union Station and numerous campus buildings. The main entry includes an arcade within the east facade that was re-paved multiple times, the most recent version with porcelain tile. Original drawings did not show the paving patterns. Researching the architect’s work, a brick herringbone pattern with stone medallions was developed. The work also included a new accessible ramp and replacement of damaged stair treads with matching cast stone. The original entry pole light fixtures were also refurbished and reinstalled.