Great architecture deserves our attention and care.

Like many works of architecture and landscape, Charles Moore's work requires continual attention. Preservation is an ongoing effort that allows these inspiring places to welcome people from all over the world so they may in turn be inspired by Charles Moore's extraordinary talent and vision.

Here are just some of the projects recently completed or underway.

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Moore/Andersson Compound

Parking Structure Restoration

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Moore/Andersson Compound

Roof Restoration

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Burns House 

Staircase & Tower Study Floor Restoration

Charles Moore designed the great 3-story staircase as an abstract homage to the famous stone stair at Wells Cathedral in England.

Since the original carpeting was worn out after fifty years of use, the Foundation undertook a project to completely restore the stair.

After removing the carpeting, we re-clad the risers and steps in vertical grain Douglas Fir to match the dais upon which the Ahrend organ stands.

The Leland Burns Estate & Trust made this restoration possible. Thank you.

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Burns House 

Kitchen and Floor Restoration

To prepare the Burns House for its new life as a place to welcome residents—scholars, musicians, composers, architects, and designers—a priority was to fully renovate and restore the kitchen.

The work essentially reproduced Charles Moore's original design, but with updated materials and energy efficient appliances.

Since the originally specified Cal-Ga-Crete tile was worn and stained beyond repair, the new owner of the company reproduced the tile for replacement.

We also restored areas of the house (bedroom, study, and guest bedroom) where original tile had been replaced with carpeting.

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Charles Moore House

East Elevation Preservation

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Parking Structure Restoration 

The Western Red Cedar post-and-beam parking structure is deceptively simple. But it is actually a perfect example of Charles Moore's sly play with structure.

Since many of the original beams and columns had, after 50 years, suffered damage from rot, the Foundation Director Kevin Keim worked with a team of carpenters to restore the structure.

This had to be patiently and carefully done, as structural members (such as 17-foot 6"x6" struts) could only be removed and replaced one-by-one while the rest of the structure was safely reinforced with temporary bracing.