Santa Barbara Mission 
Restoration and Preservation ON THE GO

Mission Santa Barbara was the tenth of the California missions to be founded by the Spanish Franciscans. Serra had planned to build this mission, raising the cross at the presidio of Santa Barbara in 1782. It was Padre Fermin Francisco de Lasuen, his successor, who raised the cross here and placed Padre Antonio Paterna, a companion of Serra, in charge. Paterna put up the first buildings and made the first converts. The original buildings were of adobe and unpretentious. As the years passed, there was progress and development. There were three adobe churches here, each larger than the other, before the present church. The third was destroyed by earthquake in 1812. Thereafter the present church was planned. It was finished and dedicated in 1820. The present friary residence was built gradually, first one story, then a second was added. It was not finished until 1870. The beautiful fountain in front of the Mission was built in 1808. The earthquake of June 29, 1925 damaged the Mission Church and friary considerably. Restoration work was completed in 1927 and the towers reinforced in 1953. For further information on Spectra Company's work at Santa Barbara Mission, please Click Here! 


Current Projects
Just Starting
Hollywood Bowl Railing Restoration

The Hollywood Bowl, one of  the world's largest natural  amphitheaters, is the  official summer home of  the Los Angeles  Philharmonic but is known  for hosting famous  musicians, dancers, and  entertainers. The original  Hollywood Bowl, which  opened July 11, 1922, was  a wooden platform with a  canvas top surrounded  by movable benches for the  audienceFor additional  information on the project  and to view photos, please


In Progress - Riverside Country Courthouse 

Completed in 1904, the Riverside County Courthouse was designed by Los Angeles architects Burnham and Bliesner. The courthouse has undergone several renovations including a seismic upgrade. The building also houses the Riverside Superior Court's Offices and the Human Resources Department. For additional information on the project and to view photos, please

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Recently Completed - Wallis Annenberg center for the performing arts 
During The Great Depression, the City of Beverly Hills was proactive in enhancing the viability of the community. As a result, it showed it's resiliency by opening two prominent civic buildings despite economic hardships of the times - one being the Beverly Hills Post Office - which remains a landmark structure in the City to this dayFor additional information on the project and to view photos, please  

Consulting - Hearst Castle
The beautiful Hearst Castle, located in San Simeon, CA is undergoing the preservation process vital to maintaining the splendor of it's original design. Spectra is a consultant involved in preservation monitoring and treatment plan. For more projects Spectra is consulting on, Click Here!
2015 California Preservation Awards 
Spectra Company received three awards at this year's California Preservation Awards Ceremony  including the Downtown Women's Center, Blacktooth House, and The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.Congratulations to everyone on the team!  Click Here!

Spectra in the News!
Over the past few months Spectra Company has been featured in numerous news articles. For a list of recent publications please Click Here!
Welcome Freddie Ruiz to the Spectra Team!

We are pleased to announce the addition of Freddie Ruiz as the new Director of Development! Freddie, prior to working with Spectra Company, was responsible for driving Business Development and delivering on T-Mobile's aggressive growth strategies through re-branding and new acquisitions!
.                                                      Welcome aboard, Freddie!



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