Over the years, water and termites had taken it’s tole on the bell tower. This seismic retrofit disassembled the bell tower and rebuilt it from the inside out with the addition of a steel frame.
I worked closely with our structural engineer, Sonoma Design Group, to fit the steel in the old walls. Construction administration was a fun part of this project. We really wanted the historic details to match so that no one knew we were even there. Exact recycled replacement tiles roof for the bell tower were located in San Jose.
Every time I hear the bell ring in the Sonoma I get a little giggle. 😉
Work performed while at STRATA