California State Parks

California State Parks
Statewide, CA

On-call Services Contract

California State Parks has retained WJE to perform numerous architectural and structural condition assessments of structures throughout the state. The projects have involved a variety of historic structures, often located in parks with strict environmental controls and archaeologically sensitive sites. In 2006, WJE was ranked the number one Historic Architect and Historic Structural Engineer under contract to the State of California Department of Parks and Recreation, Southern Service Center.


A partial list of the structures evaluated under this contract includes cottages, barns, residences, lodges, museums, tanks, and a cistern. The structures are constructed of timber, adobe and stone and are located in Crystal Cove State Park; Big Basin State Park; Rancho San Andreas State Park; Cuyamaca Rancho State Park; Wilder Ranch State Historic Park; Ano Nuevo State Reserve; Pueblo de Los Angeles Park; Malibu Creek State Park; and Antelope Valley Indian Museum State Historic Park.


In the course of many projects, WJE has managed public sector contract codes; worked on projects with a high degree of public input; obtained approvals from other state agencies, including the State Fire Marshall and DSA Accessibility; and provided a full range of A/E design services under a master contract. WJE project managers are familiar with building codes, administration regulations, and environmental review processes and have experience directing the work of subcontractors and prioritizing designs and critical repairs within funding limits.