Candy FactorySan Diego, CA
The construction of Petco Park in 1999 required the relocation of the historic Showley Brothers Candy Factory. In a monumental undertaking, the thee-million-pound unreinforced masonry building was moved three blocks east of its original site. Seismically upgraded, and restored to its 1924 glory, the old factory was repurposed as offices above retail/restaurant spaces overlooking the new ballpark. Even the original company logo—a bear (the symbol of the state) sucking a candy stick, festooning decorative medallions high on the parapets—were remade and reattached.
Citation of Recognition from American Institute of Architects, San Diego
Preservation Award from San Diego Historic Resources Board
People in Preservation from Save Our Heritage Organization, San Diego
Merit Award from Structural Engineers Association, San Diego
Orchid for Preservation and Architecture from San Diego Architectural Foundation