Adaptive Reuse in Orange County

By Katie Rispoli, Executive Director

This Monday I had the great opportunity to travel to Irvine and Anaheim with our partners, Thirtieth Street Architects (TSA). TSA has been working on historic buildings in the Orange County area since the 1970s, when expectations for rehabs and saving places were at an all-time low.

Jim Wilson, a co-founder of the firm, diligently stuck it out to continue saving history. To date, Thirtieth Street Architects has moved nearly 50 buildings and been involved in dozens of architectural rehabilitation and new construction projects.

Below are some of their great projects (noted with a *) and other historic sites we visited on our tour of Orange County:

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