Redlands Memorial Chapel

  • Southern California

Designed by architect Herbert J. Powell in the 1920s, the Redlands Memorial Chapel on the University of Redlands campus is a classic revival structure in the form of a Greek temple. The chapel’s prominent clock tower over a red clay tile roof distinguishes the building which was intended for religious use but is now the site of concerts and musical programs. Following the 1994 Northridge earthquake ARG served as historical consultant on a seismic upgrade and provided materials conservation for the exterior facade and interior decorative features. Working with Degenkolb Engineers and Casazza HMC Architects, ARG provided architectural conservation services for the cleaning and repainting of the cast stone primary façade and crack repair to the cement plaster secondary façades. ARG carried out design review for an annex addition.