Design Tour: Riggers Loft & Rosie the Riveter Visitors Center
Saturday, April 13, 2013
10am-12:30pm, tour is followed by an optional no-host lunch at Assemble.
Location: 1337 Canal Blvd Richmond, CA 94804
1.5 CES LUs
Cost: $5 AIA members and Chapter Firm Employees; $10 guests. Click here to register.
AIA East Bay is pleased to announce a special tour of two rehabbed historic buildings in Richmond’s World War II Rosie the Riveter National Historic Park: The Riggers Loft and Visitors’ Center.
The Riggers Loft was constructed as part of Richmond Shipyard Number Three, one of the four shipyards constructed in Richmond between 1941 and 1942 as part of the effort to provide ships for the war effort. The Riggers Loft, which also housed the Sheet Metal Shop and Paint Shop, was one of the ancillary buildings that provided support to the prefabrication and assembly of the ships in the adjacent graving yards.
Tour leaders at the Riggers Loft:
Alan Dreyfuss, AIA, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Historic Architect and Project Manager
Kelly Cobeen, WJE, Structural Engineer
Bob Alten, Alten Construction
Michael Williams, Port of Richmond, Project Manager
Tour leader at the Rosie the Riveter Visitors’ Center: Marcy Wong, Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects.