Historic Kolb Studio

Historic Kolb Studio Preservation

Grand Canyon Association

Project Delivery Method: Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC)

Loven Contracting completed the historic preservation of Kolb Studio at the Grand Canyon National Park. The project scope of work was designed to address degradation and the effects of increasing visitation to the historic site. Our team repaired and replaced in kind damaged log and shingle siding, structural beams, gutters, and wooden porches to ensure long-term integrity of the structure in the harsh Northern Arizona climate. Finishes on the exterior of the building required abatement prior to refinishing with historically appropriate linseed oil glazing compound and paint, as identified by historic preservation specialists. Loven Contracting also rectified drainage problems related to public sidewalks and corresponding retaining walls.

Throughout construction, Kolb Studio remained in operation and open to the visiting public. Loven Contracting’s extensive management of environmental controls and safety measures enabled the successful implementation of each phase of the project without impacting the quality of experience for the visiting public or National Park staff.

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