Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
Working within preservation guidelines and standards, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates’ structural, architectural, and conservation professionals balance the need to provide practical, long-term solutions with the ability to conserve a structure’s historic fabric in a sensitive way. From planning and investigation through implementation, WJE has the technical knowledge, depth of resources and decades of experience to address both the technical and the aesthetic needs of significant historic structures.
With offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco, as well as cities nationwide, and an in-house construction materials laboratory, WJE professionals have preserved and rehabilitated both older and modern historic structures involving many types of construction materials, structural systems and architectural components.
The range of our work includes small residential buildings and large iconic public projects: We have seismically strengthened beach cottages at Crystal Cove State Park and rehabilitated the granite and terra cotta façade at the Los Angeles County Hall of Justice.
The firm and our knowledgeable personnel are recognized authorities in preservation. WJE has earned a number of preservation awards, including: The Harley J. McKee Award for Outstanding Contributions to Preservation Technology; California Preservation Foundation’s Preservation Design Award for our work on the Alcatraz Cellhouse, the Temple Sherith Israel and the Antelope Valley Indian Museum and Lincoln Apartments. WJE Principal Conrad Paulson, based in the WJE Los Angeles office, received both the Martin E. Weaver Award for Excellence in the History of Technology and the Anne de Fort-Menares Award for Excellence in the Application of Historical Research, from the Association for Preservation Technology International.